United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment


LICENSEE: DUBOSE NATIONAL ENERGY SERVICES,INC

SITE: TUBE FORGINGS OF AMERICA              EN NUMBER:33500

DOCKET:                                  EVENT DATE: 01-07-98

RX TYPE:                                 EVENT TIME: 10:00

VENDORS:                                NOTIFY DATE: 01-07-98

EMERGENCY CLASS: N/A  REGION: 2 STATE: NC      TIME: 10:00

OPS OFFICER: JOHN MacKINNON           

10 CFR SECTION: CDEG  21.21(c)(3)(i)      DEFECTS/NONCOMPLIANCE



10CFR PART 21 REPORT -                                           

                                                                 

DUBOSE NATIONAL ENERGY SERVICES, INC, (DNES) SHIPPED A TOTAL OF  

40 PIECES OF 4 INCH, 90 DEGREE ELBOWS WHICH DID NOT MEET ASME SEC

II SA-234 REQUIREMENTS TO SEVERAL NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.          

                                                                 

TUBE FORGINGS OF AMERICA (TFA), A VENDOR OF DNES, NOTIFIED DNES  

THAT MATERIAL SUPPLIED TO TFA BY US STEEL/KOBE STEEL WAS MIXED AT

THE MILL. FROM ONE TO FIVE LENGTHS OF PIPE, OUT OF A SHIPMENT OF 

1,614 LENGTHS,                                                   

WERE MADE OF A DIFFERENT HEAT/GRADE MATERIAL.  THIS SHIPMENT WAS 

USED TO MANUFACTURE A TOTAL OF 40 PIECES OF 4 INCH, 90 DEGREE    

ELBOWS WHICH WERE SHIPPED TO THE FOLLOWING NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: 

                                                                 

   CUSTOMER                     ORDER NUMBER                     

QUANTITY                                                         

                                                                 

WASHINGTON PUBLIC POWER         251756                    20     

PIECES                                                           

NE NUCLEAR                      02017957                  16     

PIECES                                                           

TU ELECTRIC                     S02208826D2                3     

PIECES                                                           

SC ELECTRIC & GAS               SR 700786                  1     

PIECE                                                            

                                                                 

THE ABOVE CUSTOMERS WERE NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM.                





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