United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment


ACCESSION #: 9801080190



FOXBORO

                                   The Foxboro Company



                                   Foxboro, MA 02035-2099

                                   United States of America



                                   Telephone +1 508 543 8750

December 18, 1997                  Facsimile +1 508 549 6750

                                   Internet http: // www.foxboro.com/



Mr.  Steve Saidan

U.S.  Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Events Assessment

1155 Rockville Heights

Rockville, MD 02852



Subject: Progress report on Event Number 33081



Dear Mr.  Saidan,



I am pleased to report that Foxboro has completed the nuclear seismic

qualification testing of the electronics module design for the pressure

transmitters which we inadvertently shipped to two nuclear utility

customers: Consolidated Edison of New York and Vermont Yankee.  Attached

for your information is an internal memo signed by Jack Sears, the

Principal Engineer of our Product Assurance Laboratories, documenting the

fact that the seismic qualification tests have been completed.  We expect

to have a final formal report issued by the 20th of January, 1998.



By December 31, 1997, we will provide to both of these customers a report

of our investigation of the root cause for our inadvertent shipment of

the incorrect electronic modules, along with corrective and preventive

action.



Attached for information are copies of letters to the two utilities

informing them of the qualification test results.  We will continue to

keep you updated and provide confirmation that the nuclear seismic

qualification report has been issued.



Sincerely,



Truman L. King

Director Corporate and Product Safety



Encl: 3

TLK/baa



                                             SIEBE

                                             A Siebe Group Company



FOXBORO

                                   The Foxboro Company



                                   Foxboro, MA 02035-2099

                                   United States of America



December 18,1997                   Telephone +1 508 543 8750

                                   Facsimile +1 508 549 6750

                                   Internet http: // www.foxboro.com/



Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Indian Point Nuclear Generating Station #2

4 Irving Place

New York, NY 10003



Attention: Mr.  Frank Simone, Purchasing Supervisor



Subject:  Your P.O. order #617927, serial #'s 97030077 for nuclear

          qualified pressure transmitters shipped 3/11/97.



Dear Mr.  Simone,



I am pleased to report that Foxboro has completed the nuclear seismic

qualification testing of the electronics module design for the pressure

transmitters which we shipped to you on the subject purchase order.

Attached for your information is an internal memo signed by Jack Sears,

the Principal Engineer of our Product Assurance Laboratories, documenting

the fact that the seismic qualification tests have been completed.  We

expect to have a final formal report issued and transmitted to you by the

20th of January, 1998.



By December 31, 1997, we will provide you with a report of our

investigation of the root cause for our inadvertent shipment of the

incorrect electronic modules, along with corrective and preventive

action.



Please advise us if the radiation capability of 4700 rads total

integrated dose (TID) meets your application life requirements.  If not,

we will supply you with an identical replacement electronics module for

later installation as dosage accumulates toward the 4700 rads capability.



Please contact the undersigned at (508) 549-6797, Fax (508) 549-4639 or

Richard Anderson at (508) 549-3889, Fax (508) 549-4458 if you have any

questions or would like additional information.  Foxboro sincerely

regrets this incident and trusts that our actions will completely resolve

this matter to your satisfaction.



Sincerely,



Truman L.  King

Director Corporate Quality and Product Safety



CC:  Mr.  Alan Budnick, General Manager

     Quality Assurance Oversight

     Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.



TLK/baa                                      SIEBE

                                             A Siebe Group Company



FOXBORO

                                   The Foxboro Company



                                   Foxboro, MA 02035-2099

                                   United States of America



December 18, 1997                  Telephone +1 508 543 8750

                                   Facsimile +1 508 549 6750

                                   Internet http: // www,foxboro.com/



Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation

P.O.  Box 157

Vernon, VT 05354



Attention: Mr.  David Bauer

           Purchasing Supervisor



Subject: Your P.O. order #96-14056-00 serial #'s 96190560, 96190561,

96190562, 96190563 and 96190564 for nuclear qualified pressure

transmitters shipped 7/26/96.



Dear Mr.  Bauer,



I am pleased to report that Foxboro has completed the nuclear seismic

qualification testing of the electronics module design for the pressure

transmitters which we shipped to you on the subject purchase order.

Attached for your information is an internal memo signed by Jack Sears,

the Principal Engineer of our Product Assurance Laboratories, documenting

the fact that the seismic qualification tests have been completed.  We

expect to have a final formal report issued and transmitted to you by the

20th of January, 1998.



By December 31, 1997, we will provide you with a report of our

investigation of the root cause for our inadvertent shipment of the

incorrect electronic modules, along with corrective and preventive

action.



Please contact the undersigned at (508) 549-6797, Fax (508) 549-4639 or

Richard Anderson at (508) 549-3889, Fax (508) 549-4458 if you have any

questions or would like additional information.  Foxboro sincerely

regrets this incident and trusts that our qualification of the

electronics module and our corrective and preventive actions will

completely resolve this matter to your satisfaction.



Sincerely,



Truman L.  King

Director Corporate Quality and Product Safety



TLK/baa

                                             SIEBE

                                             A Siebe Group Company



FOXBORO

The Foxboro Company



Foxboro, MA U.S.A. 02035-2099      Telephone: 508-543-8750

Telex: 927-602 or MCI-6817560      Fax: 508-549-6770



To:  R.  Porter

     Neponset QC Engineering

Issued: 11/18/97



                                 NOTICE

                                   OF

      N-820 SERIES INTELLIGENT TRANSMITTER SEISMIC REQUALIFICATION



This is a preliminary notice that the seismic requalification tests of

the N-820 Series intelligent Transmitters with the 2 Board electronics

modules has been successfully completed.  Test results were well within

the +/-5% acceptance criteria" and there was no failure of mountings nor

of hardware.  Digital measurements and communications were unaffected

during the seismic tests.  The new 2 board intelligent electronics

modules qualified by the seismic retest are Pt. Nos. LO121GS and LO121GT.



The N-820 Series Intelligent Transmitters with the 2 Board intelligent

electronics modules will now be documented as qualified for Class 1E,

Mild Environment and for Class II Structural Integrity.  N-820

Intelligent models not seismic tested will he qualified by similarity.

The new qualification documentation will be issued within the next

several weeks and is as follows:.



New Qualification Documents



-    QOAAD07 Test Program for Seismic Requalification of N-820 Series

     Intelligent Transmitters with 2 Board Electronics Module



-    QOAAD08 Test Results of the Seismic Requalification of N-820 Series

     Intelligent Transmitters with 2 Board Electronics Module



-    QOAAD09 Seismic Requalification of N-820 Series Intelligent

     Transmitters with 2 Board Electronics Module by Similarity



Notification by:    Jack Sears

                    Principal Engineer

                    Product Assurance Laboratory

                    D303



SIEBE



GENERAL INFORMATION or OTHER            EVENT NUMBER: 33081



LICENSEE: FOXBORO COMPANY               NOTIFICATION DATE:  10/14/97

    CITY: FOXBORO           REGION: 1   NOTIFICATION TIME:  11:36 [ET]

  COUNTY:                    STATE: MA  EVENT DATE:         10/14/97

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

  DOCKET:                               LAST UPDATE DATE:   10/14/97



                                                  NOTIFICATIONS



                                        JOHN WHITE          RDO



NRC NOTIFIED BY: TRUMAN KING            VERN HODGE          NRR

HQ OPS OFFICER: STEVE SANDIN



EMERGENCY CLASS: NOT APPLICABLE

10 CFR SECTION:

CCCC 21.21     UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH



                               EVENT TEXT

PART 21 NOTIFICATION



FOXBORO COMPANY LOCATED IN FOXBORO, MA. SUPPLIED A TOTAL OF SIX

NUCLEAR

QUALIFIED PRESSURE TRANSMITTERS CONTAINING THE INCORRECT

ELECTRONIC

MODULES.  THE ELECTRONIC MODULES, ALTHOUGH FROM THE SAME FAMILY,

WERE NOT

SEISMICALLY QUALIFIED AS SPECIFIED ON THE PURCHASE ORDERS.  THESE SIX

UNITS WERE SUPPLIED TO:



QTY: 5

MODEL # N-823DP-D3SH1

SHIPPED: 7/26/96

INSTALLED AT VERMONT YANKEE



QTY: 1

MODEL # N-823DP-D3SH2-F

SHIPPED: 3/11/97

INSTALLED AT INDIAN POINT 2



ALSO, THE PURCHASE ORDER FROM INDIAN POINT 2 SPECIFIED A CUMULATIVE

EXPOSURE OF 6,000 RADS FOR SERVICE LIFE CONSIDERATION.  FOXBORO

DETERMINED THAT, THROUGH AN OVERSIGHT ON THEIR PART, THIS

REQUIREMENT HAD

NOT BEEN TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.



FOXBORO HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH BOTH UTILITIES.  AT THIS TIME, NEITHER

UTILITY HAS INDICATED AN OPERABILITY CONCERN FOR THESE INSTALLED

PRESSURE

TRANSMITTERS.  FOXBORO WILL FORMALIZE AND SUBMIT A WRITTEN REPORT.



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