United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment


ACCESSION #: 9712300095



Paul H.  Kinkel

Vice President



Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Indian Point Station

Broadway & Bleakley Avenue

Buchanan, NY 10511

Telephone (914) 734-5340

Fax: (914) 734-5923

                                                        December 17, 1997



                                              Re: Indian Point Unit No. 2

                                                       Docket No.  50-247



Document Control Desk

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Mail Station P1-137

Washington, DC 20555



SUBJECT: 10 CFR Part 21 Written Notification



On November 17, 1997, Con Edison submitted, by facsimile, the initial

notification of a condition at Indian Point Unit No. 2 which we

determined to be reportable under the requirements of 10 CFR Part 21.

The reported condition involved a defect in environmentally qualified

Motor Operated Valves which had been installed at the plant.  Subsequent

to that initial notification, we have learned of further test data that

appears to conclude that the MOVs were operable regardless of the defect.

However, since we have not yet fully analyzed this test data and

determined that we are in full agreement with the conclusion based on

that data, we are conservatively submitting this report under Part 21.

The requirements of 10 CFR 21.21 (d)(4) identify specific information to

be included in this written notification.  That information is provided

in the attachment to this letter.



Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Mr.

Charles W.  Jackson, Manager, Nuclear Safety and Licensing.



                                        Very truly yours,



C:   Mr.  Hubert J.  Miller

     Regional Administrator - Region I

     US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

     475 Allendale Road

     King of Prussia, PA 19406



     Mr.  Jefferey F.  Harold, Project Manager

     Project Directorate I-1

     Division of Reactor Projects I/II

     US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

     Mail Stop 14B-2

     Washington, DC 20555



     Senior Resident Inspector

     US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

     PO Box 38

     Buchanan, NY 10511



ATTACHMENT



Indian Point Unit No.  2 - Defective MOV T-Drains



The following information is provided as required by 10 CFR 21.21 (d)(4).



(i)       Name and address of individual informing the Commission.



          Paul Kinkel, Vice President - Nuclear Power

          Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. Indian Point Unit

               No. 2

          Broadway and Bleakley Ave.

          Buchanan, NY 10511



(ii)      Identification of the basic component which contains a defect.



          Component: Motor Operator



          Model: SB-00-25; SMB-00-25; SMB-00-15; SMB-00; SMB-000



(iii)     Identification of the firm supplying the basic component which

          contains a defect.  Limitorque Corporation, Lynchburg, VA



(iv)      Nature of the defect and the safety hazard which could be

          created by such a defects.



          T-drain not drilled through vertically and would act as a pipe

          plug.  Condensation buildup inside the motor would not be

          relieved resulting in possible degraded motor performance.



BACKGROUND



(v)       The date on which the information of such defect was obtained.



          Concerns regarding the quality of the Limitorque T-Drains were

          raised initially on May 21, 1997.  In accordance with Company

          procedures, a determination that this component may fall in the

          scope of Part 21 was made on September 15, 1997 and a formal

          evaluation commenced.  The evaluation was completed on November

          17, 1997 and communicated by facsimile under Part 21 on that

          day.



(vi)      In the case of a basic component which contains a defect, the

          number and location of all such components in use at the

          facility subject to the regulations in this part.  Seven total,

          four located in the Primary Auxiliary Building and three

          located in containment.



(vii)     The corrective action which has been taken.  The improperly

          drilled T-drains were replaced with correctly drilled T-drains.



(viii)    Any advice related to the defect that has been given to

          purchasers or licensees.  Informal discussions with several

          licensees.



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