United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment


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





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