Part 21 Report - 1997-270

LICENSEE: GENERAL ATOMICS, SAN DIEGO, CA SITE: GENERAL ATOMICS, SAN DIEGO, CA EN NUMBER:32033 DOCKET: EVENT DATE: 01-30-97 RX TYPE: EVENT TIME: 12:00 VENDORS: NOTIFY DATE: 03-27-97 EMERGENCY CLASS: N/A REGION: 4 STATE: CA TIME: 15:00 OPS OFFICER: DICK JOLLIFFE 10 CFR SECTION: CCCC 21.21 UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH - 10CFR21 REPORT ON GENERAL ATOMICS RADIATION MONITOR MAINTENANCE TESTS - SORRENTO ELECTRONICS, INC (SE), AN AFFILIATE OF GENERAL ATOMICS, DETERMINED THAT THE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL FOR RADIATION MONITOR #RM-23A (CONTROL AND DISPLAY MODULE PART NUMBER #03575300-001) MAY NOT ADEQUATELY DEFINE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PERFORMING PERIODIC SURVEILLANCE TESTS OF CERTAIN SAFETY RELATED APPLICATIONS. SE IS RECOMMENDING THAT ADDITIONAL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS BE RUN AS PART OF NORMAL MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY HARDWARE FAILURES WHICH MAY NOT BE DETECTED DURING NORMAL OPERATIONS. SE IS REVISING THEIR OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL TO REFLECT THIS CHANGE. GENERAL ATOMICS IS NOTIFYING THE FOLLOWING NUCLEAR CUSTOMERS: BEAVER VALLEY, BRUCE, CHINSHAN, DRESDEN 2 & 3, HOPE CREEK, INDIAN POINT 3, KORI, KUOSHENG, MILLSTONE 2, OCONEE, SEQUOYAH, SOUTH TEXAS, TURKEY POINT 3 & 4, AND ZION.

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