United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment


LICENSEE: ILLINOIS POWER CO.                 

SITE: CLINTON 1                             EN NUMBER:33896

DOCKET: 05000461                         EVENT DATE: 03-12-98

RX TYPE: BWR                             EVENT TIME: 15:00

VENDORS: GE-6                           NOTIFY DATE: 03-13-98

EMERGENCY CLASS: N/A  REGION: 3 STATE: IL      TIME: 14:11

OPS OFFICER: FANGIE JONES             

10 CFR SECTION: CCCC  21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH

UNIT  SCRAM   RX   INIT  INITIAL MODE     CURR   CURRENT MODE

      CODE   CRIT  PWR                    PWR

 1    N       N      0   COLD SHUTDOWN      0   COLD SHUTDOWN  



10-CFR-PART-21 NOTIFICATION                                      

                                                                 

ON MARCH 12, 1998, ILLINOIS POWER (IP) CONCLUDED THAT THE DRYWELL

AND CONTAINMENT HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN ANALYZERS SHOULD BE          

CONSIDERED INOPERABLE. THIS IS BASED ON EVALUATION OF ISSUES OF  

COMMERCIAL GRADE PARTS VERSUS SAFETY GRADE PARTS INSTALLED IN THE

DRYWELL AND CONTAINMENT HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN ANALYZERS BY

SENTRY  

EQUIPMENT.                                                       

                                                                 

CONDITION REPORT 1-97-12-289 (12/18/97) WAS INITIALLY ISSUED TO  

TRACK THE ADEQUACY AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SENTRY QUALITY      

ASSURANCE PROGRAM.  IP IDENTIFIED THAT SENTRY DID NOT HAVE       

DOCUMENTED PROCEDURES FOR CONTROLLING THEIR COMMERCIAL GRADE     

DEDICATION PROCESS.  AS A RESULT, SENTRY IS UNABLE TO FURNISH    

SUFFICIENT OBJECTIVE EVIDENCE THAT ITEMS SUPPLIED TO IP HAVE BEEN

PROCURED OR TESTED TO INTENDED SAFETY FUNCTIONS.  AN ADDITIONAL  

ASSESSMENT AT THE SENTRY FACILITY ON 02/26/98 TO DETERMINE THE   

EXTENT OF THIS ISSUE, IDENTIFIED THAT SENTRY WAS NOT AWARE OF    

CHANGES IN THE 10-CFR-PART-21 RULE CONCERNING COMMERCIAL GRADE   

DEDICATION REQUIREMENTS.                                         

                                                                 

IP CONCLUDED THAT THIS IS REPORTABLE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF 10  

CFR PART 21 IN THAT SENTRY FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS  

OF 10 CFR PART 21 RELATING TO DEDICATION OF COMMERCIAL GRADE     

ITEMS FOR USE AS BASIC COMPONENTS.                               





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