United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment


ACCESSION #: 9802060147



                    PENNDEL, PENNSYLVANIA 19047        215-757-3704



DATE:     January 30, 1998



TO:       NRC OPERATIONS

          Tel: 301-816-5100   Fax: 301-816-5151



          Document Control Desk

          U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

          Washington DC 20555



          Niagara Mohawk Power

          Attn: Mr. Dominick Losurdo

          9 Mile Point - 112 Warehouse

          348 Lake Rd.

          Oswego, NY 13126

          Tel: 315-349-7415   Fax: 315-349-7399



FROM:     PYCO Inc.

          Mr. John V. Metzger Jr.  - President

          600 E. Lincoln Hwy.

          Penndel, PA 19047

          Tel. 215-757-3704   Fax: 215-757-3780



Re :      10 CFR PART 21 - COMPLETION of CORRECTIVE ACTION



REF :     NRC Notification on Oct.  3, 1997



As required by 10 CFA Pan 21, the following information is to provide

notification of CORRECTIVE ACTION COMPLETION in connection with two (2)

Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD's) supplied to Niagara Mohawk

Power, Nine Mile Point Station:



1.  Name and Address of individual informing Commission.

          Mr.  John V.  Metzger Jr.  - President - PYCO Inc.

          600 E. Lincoln Hwy.

          Penndel, PA 19047

          Tel: 215-757-3704   Fax: 215-757-3780



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                    PENNDEL, PENNSYLVANIA 19047        215-757-3704



2. Basic Component Supplied:



          - Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) Assembly

          - PYCO Part Number (P/N) 122-4030-04-2.7-6.0

          - Two (2) pieces; PYCO Serial Numbers (S/N) 15006 and 15007

          - PYCO Shop Order (SO) # 57985

          - Customer Purchase Order (PO) # 03015

          - Customer Material A 93-03-975



3.  Identification of the Firm supplying the basic component



          PYCO Inc.

          600 E.  Lincoln Hwy.

          Penndel, PA 19047



4.  Nature of Deviation



          RTD assemblies were manufactured using a screw cover terminal

          enclosure fabricated from aluminum instead of an identical

          appearing cast iron enclosure as specified on the assembly

          drawing.



5.  Date Detected:



          Niagara Mohawk returned S/N 15007 to PYCO for calibration

          verification (RMA4040).  The nonconformance was discovered

          during our in-house receiving inspection of customer returned

          materials on September 19, 1997.  The calibration verification

          was completed on September 26, 1997 and the RTD's are within

          specification.  Verbal communication of the discovery of the

          nonconformance was provided to Niagara Mohawk on September 29,

          1997.  Since two RTD's were manufactured in SO# 57985, PYCO

          informed Niagara Mohawk of the other RTD assembly (S/N 15006)

          that could have been manufactured with an aluminum enclosure.

          PYCO requested Niagara Mohawk to inspect S/N 15006 and advise

          PYCO of their results for corrective action development, as

          required.  Formal Notification of Deviation was provided to the

          NRC on October 3, 1997.



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6.  Location of Components:

          A.   S/N 15006 located at:

                    Niagara Mohawk Power

                    9 Mile Point - 348 Lake Rd.

                    Oswego, NY 13126



          B.   S/N 15007 returned to:

                    Niagara Mohawk Power

                    9 Mile Point - 348 Lake Rd.

                    Oswego, NY 13126



7.  Corrective Action: (updated as of Jan. 30, 1998)

          A.   S/N 15006 - The RTD assembly is in Operation at Niagara

          Mohawk PYCO provided Cast Iron enclosure and installation

          instructions to Niagara Mohawk for replacement at site

          location.  Niagara Mohawk completed corrective action

          activities and provided PYCO with a certificate of compliance

          on Jan.  27, 1998.  (Attachment A)



          B.   S/N 15007 - Reworked the RTD assembly, replaced the

          aluminum enclosure with a cast iron enclosure, inspected and

          returned to Niagara Mohawk on Nov, 10, 1997



          C.   Reviewed PYCO's Commercial Grade Item (CGI) dedication

          procedure to preclude recurrence.  PYCO Nuclear Administrative

          Procedures were updated OCT. 3, 1997.



8.  Advice Related to Deviation:

          Both the Aluminum and Cast Iron enclosures are APPROVED for use

          in Nuclear Applications as verified by Qualification Tests and

          are routinely used in Nuclear Power Plants.



Sincerely,



John V.  Metzger Jr. - President PYCO Inc.

Attachments



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TO:       PYCO Inc.

          Attn: William J.  Szary - Quality Control Manager

          600 E.  Lincoln Hwy.

          Penndel, PA 19047

          Tel: 215-757-3704   Fax: 215-757-3790



FROM:     Niagara Mohawk

          Dominick LoSurdo

          9 Mile Point - U2 Warehouse

          348 Lake Rd.

          Oswego, NY 13126

          Tel: 315-349-7415   Fax: 315-349-7390



RE:       CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE



          Niagara Mohawk PO

          PYCO Inc.  PO#



Niagara Mohawk Personnel replaced the originally supplied Aluminum Head

with the CAST IRON HEAD (P/N 14-0058-01) using disassembly and

installation instructions provided by PYCO and transferred the metal

identification tag on the following assembly.



          Part Number  : 122403 0-04-2.7-6

          Serial Number: 15006

          Matl Id#     : 93-03-977



Replaced by:

          Name                     Title               Date



Inspected by:

          Name                     Title               Date



This completed document will serve as notice of successful installation

of the cast iron head as identified in the 10CFR Part 21 Notification of

Deviation to the NRC.



Signed:                                 Date:



Title:



GENERAL INFORMATION or OTHER            EVENT NUMBER: 33035



LICENSEE: PYCO, INC.                    NOTIFICATION DATE:  10/06/97

    CITY: PENNDEL        REGION: 1      NOTIFICATION TIME:  13:32 [ET]

  COUNTY:                 STATE: PA     EVENT DATE:         10/06/97

LICENSE#:             AGREEMENT: N      EVENT TIME:         00:00[EDT]

  DOCKET:                               LAST UPDATE DATE:   02/02/98



                                                  NOTIFICATIONS



                                        GENE KELLY          RDO



NRC NOTIFIED BY: WILLIAM SZARY          VERN HODGE          NRR

HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY



EMERGENCY CLASS: NOT APPLICABLE

10 CFR SECTION:

CCCC 21.21          UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH



                               EVENT TEXT



10 CFR PART 21 REPORT - RTD ASSEMBLIES MANUFACTURED USING COVER

MADE FROM

ALUMINUM INSTEAD OF CAST IRON AS SPECIFIED.



THE FOLLOWING IS TEXT FROM A FACSIMILE SUBMITTED BY THE VENDOR:



"RTD [RESISTANCE TEMPERATURE DETECTOR] ASSEMBLIES WERE

MANUFACTURED USING

A SCREW COVER TERMINAL ENCLOSURE FABRICATED FROM ALUMINUM

INSTEAD OF AN

IDENTICAL APPEARING CAST IRON ENCLOSURE AS SPECIFIED ON THE

ASSEMBLY

DRAWING.



NIAGARA MOHAWK RETURNED S/N 15007 TO PYCO FOR CALIBRATION

VERIFICATION

(RMA4040).  THE NONCONFORMANCE WAS DISCOVERED DURING OUR IN-HOUSE

RECEIVING INSPECTION OF CUSTOMER RETURNED MATERIALS ON SEPTEMBER

19,

1997.  THE CALIBRATION VERIFICATION WAS COMPLETED ON SEPTEMBER 26,

1997,

AND THE RTDs ARE WITHIN SPECIFICATION.  VERBAL COMMUNICATION OF THE

DISCOVERY OF THE NONCONFORMANCE WAS PROVIDED TO NIAGARA MOHAWK

ON

SEPTEMBER 29, 1997.  SINCE TWO RTDs WERE MANUFACTURED IN SO#57985, PYCO

INFORMED NIAGARA MOHAWK OF THE OTHER RTD ASSEMBLY (S/N 15006) THAT

COULD

HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH AN ALUMINUM ENCLOSURE.  PYCO

REQUESTED

NIAGARA MOHAWK TO INSPECT SIN 15006 AND ADVISE PYCO OF THEIR RESULTS

FOR

CORRECTIVE ACTION DEVELOPMENT, AS REQUIRED.



BOTH THE ALUMINUM AND CAST IRON ENCLOSURES ARE APPROVED FOR USE IN

NUCLEAR APPLICATIONS AS VERIFIED BY QUALIFICATION TESTS AND ARE

ROUTINELY

USED IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS."



 *** UPDATE ON 02/02/98 @ 1400 FROM WILLIAM SZARY TAKEN BY MACKINNON

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LICENSEE: PYCO, INC.                      PAGE # 2 OF EVENT NUMBER: 33035



PYCO (LOCATED IN PENNDEL, PENNSYLVANIA) PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING

INFORMATION AS NOTIFICATION OF CORRECTIVE ACTION COMPLETION IN

CONNECTION

WITH TWO RTDS SUPPLIED TO NIAGARA MOHAWK POWER, NINE MILE POINT

STATION,

BY PYCO:



     CORRECTIVE ACTION: (UPDATED AS OF JANUARY 30, 1998)



     A.   S/N 15006 - THE RTD ASSEMBLY IS IN OPERATION AT NIAGARA MOHAWK.

          PYCO PROVIDED CAST IRON ENCLOSURE AND INSTALLATION

INSTRUCTIONS

          TO NIAGARA MOHAWK FOR REPLACEMENT AT THE SITE LOCATION.

          NIAGARA MOHAWK COMPLETED CORRECTIVE ACTION ACTIVITIES AND

          PROVIDED PYCO WITH A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE ON JANUARY 27,

          1998.



     B.   S/N 15007 - THE RTD ASSEMBLY WAS REWORKED, AND THE ALUMINUM

          ENCLOSURE WAS REPLACED WITH A CAST IRON ENCLOSURE.  THE

          ASSEMBLY WAS THEN INSPECTED AND RETURNED TO NIAGARA MOHAWK

ON

          NOVEMBER 10, 1997.



     C.   PYCO'S COMMERCIAL GRADE ITEM DEDICATION PROCEDURE WAS

REVIEWED

          TO PRECLUDE RECURRENCE.  PYCO NUCLEAR ADMINISTRATIVE

PROCEDURES

          WERE ALSO UPDATED ON OCTOBER 3, 1997.



PYCO NOTIFIED NIAGARA MOHAWK POWER (DOMINICK LOSURDO).  THE NRC

OPERATIONS CENTER NOTIFIED THE R1DO (LAURIE PELUSO) AND NRR (VERN

HODGE).



FAX                           Date 02/02/98



                              Number of pages including cover sheet     5



TO:       NRC OPERATIONS      FROM:     PYCO Inc.

                                        William Szary.

                                        Quality Control Manager.

                                        600 E.  Lincoln Hwy.

                                        Penndel, PA 19047



Phone     301-816-5100        Phone     215 757-3704



Fax Phone 301-816-5151        Fax Phone 215 757-3780



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NRC OPERATIONS:



As required by 10 CFR PART 21, the attached information is to provide

COMPLETION OF CORRECTIVE ACTION notification in connection with two (2)

Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD's) supplied to Niagara Mohawk, Nine

Mile Point Station by PYCO Inc.



PYCO has notified Niagara Mohawk Power (Mr.  Dominick Losurdo 315-349-

7415) verbally, fax and hard copy.



Also as required, a copy of the attached document has been sent to the

Document Control Desk, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC

20555



William J.  Szary

Quality Control Manager



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