United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

ACCESSION #: 9707150333

                         Interim Report (97-004)


Interim report of evaluation of a deviation pursuant to 10 CFR



Critical Power Methodology for ATRIUM-10

Identification of Basic Activity:

BWR ANFB Dryout Correlation for ATRIUM-10 Fuel Design

Basic Activity Supplied By:

Siemens Power Corporation - Nuclear Division

Nature of Deviation:

This is in response to the NRC identified nonconformance associated with

development of the dryout correlation used for the ATRIUM-10 fuel design

observed during NRC Inspection 99900081/97-01.  Additional testing and

correlation development is required.

Discovery Date:

May 13, 1997

Corrective Actions to Date:

Nonconformance report (NCR-6113) was prepared and processed by management

review team as required by SPC-ND's Quality Assurance Manual, EMF-1.  To

date, additional dryout testing is proceeding on schedule.  The NRC was

apprised of the status on July 8, 1997.

Evaluation Completion Schedule Date:

Submittal of a revised correlation is expected by November 1, 1997


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