Part 21 Report - 1997-441

ACCESSION #: 9706110030 POWER REACTOR EVENT NUMBER: 32442 FACILITY: MILLSTONE REGION: 1 NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/06/97 UNIT: [1] [ ] [ ] STATE: CT NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:16 [ET] RX TYPE: [1] GE-3, [2] CE, [3] W-4-LP EVENT DATE: 06/06/97 EVENT TIME: 00:00 [EDT] NRC NOTIFIED BY: WALPOLE LAST UPDATE DATE: 06/06/97 HQ OPS OFFICER: BOB STRANSKY NOTIFICATIONS EMERGENCY CLASS: NOT APPLICABLE 10 CFR SECTION: DAVID SILK RDO CDEG 21.21(c)(3)(i) DEFECTS/NONCOMPLIANCE VERN HODGE NRR UNIT SCRAM CODE RX CRIT INIT PWR INIT RX MODE CURR PWR CURR RX MODE 1 N N 0 COLD SHUTDOWN 0 COLD SHUTDOWN EVENT TEXT 10 CFR PART 21 REPORT - GE MODEL #IFCS RELAYS PROCURED FROM GENERAL ELECTRIC NUCLEAR ENERGY UNDER A SAFETY RELATED PURCHASE ORDER WERE DELIVERED WITH LOOSE HARDWARE AND WERE UNSUITABLE FOR USE AT MILLSTONE UNIT 1. SUBSEQUENT SURVEILLANCE BY YANKEE ATOMIC ELECTRIC COMPANY REVEALED DEFICIENCIES IN THE GENERAL ELECTRIC COMMERCIAL DEDICATION PROCESS. THE MANUFACTURING DEFECTS WHICH WERE IDENTIFIED BY NORTHEAST UTILITIES WOULD HAVE IMPACTED OPERATION OF THE RELAY. THE LICENSEE HAS DETERMINED THIS CONDITION TO BE A SUBSTANTIAL SAFETY HAZARD. REFER TO THE HOO LOG FOR LICENSEE CONTACT NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER. Northeast Utilities Millstone Unit No. 1 Docket No. 50-245 Part 21 Notification Vendor: GE Nuclear Model Number: 12IFCS51AD1A Date: June 6, 1997 Issue: GE Model IFCS relays procured from General Electric Nuclear Energy under a safety related purchase order were delivered with loose hardware and were unsuitable for use at Millstone Unit No. 1. Subsequent surveillance by Yankee Atomic Electric Company revealed deficiencies in the General Electric Commercial Dedication Process. The manufacturing defects which were identified by Northeast Utilities in this case would have impacted the operation of the relay. This has been determined to be a substantial safety hazard. Northeast Utilities: Robert W Walpole Manager, Nuclear Licensing (860) 440-2191 *** END OF DOCUMENT ***

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