Part 21 Report - 1998-221

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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