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COOPER ENERGY SERVICES
  FAX: 301-816-5151
November 25, 1998
 
Our Ref: QCG-10513a (K5fa45)
Document Control Desk
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, D.C. 20555
 
Subject: 10 CFR 21 Notification, Air Start Distributor Filter Micron
Rating Evaluation and Interim Report - Enterprise DSR-4 and DSRV-
4 Emergency Diesel Engine

Dear Sir:

In accordance with the requirements of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Title 10, Chapter 1, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21, Cooper Energy Services (CES), a division of Cooper Cameron Corporation, provides an updated interim report of a 10CFR Part 21 evaluation being conducted by Cooper Energy Services, Initial notification was given on October 13, 1998.

Our investigation is of a starting air distributor filter element provided as replacement part components for the Enterprise R4 and RV4 emergency diesel generator system. The Cooper-Bessemer part number of the filter cartridge is SB-006-002.

Discussion:

During the commercial grade dedication process, filter elements from multiple suppliers were pulled from stores and inspected for nuclear safety related application. The variation in the color and the lack of some filter elements having the micron rating stamped on them prompted an investigation as to the actual micron rating.

We are continuing the process of performing independent lab testing to ascertain whether filter elements, of an incorrect micron rating have been provided to any of our nuclear customers. It is expected that this evaluation will be completed on or before January 15, 1999.

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact Ted Miller at 724-458-3448 or Ron Billig at 724-458-3584.



Sincerely,

COOPER ENERGY SERVICES

T. W. Kearns
Director, Technology Center

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Copies to:

Mr. Stephen Alexander
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
QA Vendor Insp. & Maintenance Branch
One White Flint North
Mailstop 9A1
Washington, DC 20555

FILE: K5fa 45

CES Internal Distribution:

Part 21 File #45
Air Start Distributor filter Micron Rating - Interim Report

T. L. Sintkowski - Grove City
J. M. Horne - Grove City
L. A. Duck - Alameda
S. A. Chubbuck - Alameda
Sue R. Johnston - Alameda
Bob L. Boyles - Grove City
Ron Billig - Grove CityL
T. L. Miller - Grove City


11/25/1998 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Operations
Center Event Report
Page 1
General Information or Other Event # 34914


Rep Org: COOPER ENERGY SERVICES Notification Date / Time: 10/14/1998
15:05 (EDT)
Licensee: COOPER ENERGY SERVICES Event Date / Time: 10/13/1998
00:00 (EDT)
Last Modification: 11/25/1998
Region: 1 Docket #:
City: GROVE CITY Agreement State: No
County: License #:
State: PA
NRC Notified by: TED MILLER Notifications: CURT COWGILL R1DO
HQ Ops Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY VERN HODGE/RPM/PCEB NRR
10 CFR Section:
21.21 UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH
10 CFR PART 21 NOTIFICATION - AIR START DISTRIBUTOR FILTER MICRON RATING EVALUATION AND INTERIM REPORT - ENTERPRISE DSR-4 AND DSRV-4 EMERGENCY DIESEL ENGINE

THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS A PORTION OF A FACSIMILE RECEIVED FROM COOPER ENERGY SERVICES:

"OUR INVESTIGATION IS OF A STARTING AIR DISTRIBUTOR FILTER ELEMENT PROVIDED AS REPLACEMENT PART COMPONENTS FOR THE ENTERPRISE R4 AND RV4 EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR SYSTEM. THE COOPER-BESSEMER PART NUMBER OF THE FILTER CARTRIDGE IS SB-006-002."

"DISCUSSION:"

"DURING THE COMMERCIAL GRADE DEDICATION PROCESS, FILTER ELEMENTS FROM MULTIPLE SUPPLIERS WERE PULLED FROM STORES AND INSPECTED FOR NUCLEAR SAFETY-RELATED APPLICATION. THE VARIATION IN THE COLOR AND THE LACK OF SOME FILTER ELEMENTS HAVING THE MICRON RATING STAMPED ON THEM PROMPTED AN INVESTIGATION AS TO THE ACTUAL MICRON RATING."

"WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF PERFORMING INDEPENDENT LAB TESTING TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER FILTER ELEMENTS OF AN INCORRECT MICRON RATING HAVE BEEN PROVIDED TO ANY OF OUR NUCLEAR CUSTOMERS. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THIS EVALUATION WILL BE COMPLETED ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 30, 1998."

------ UPDATE AT 1545 ON 11/25/98 VIA FACSIMILE RECEIVED BY TROCINE ------

11/25/1998 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Operations
Center Event Report
Page 2
General Information or Other Event# 34914

THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS A PORTION OF A FACSIMILE RECEIVED FROM COOPER ENERGY SERVICES:

"WE ARE CONTINUING THE PROCESS OF PERFORMING INDEPENDENT LAB TESTING TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER FILTER ELEMENTS OF AN INCORRECT MICRON RATING HAVE BEEN PROVIDED TO ANY OF OUR NUCLEAR CUSTOMERS. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THIS EVALUATION WILL BE COMPLETED ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 15, 1999."

THE NRC OPERATIONS OFFICER NOTIFIED NRR/RPM/PCEB (HODGE) AS WELL AS THE R1DO (DELLA GRECA), R2DO (MCALPINE), R3DO (LEACH), AND R4DO (SANBORN). (CONTACT THE NRC OPERATIONS CENTER FOR COOPER ENERGY SERVICES CONTACT NAMES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS.)

COOPER
ENERGY SERVICES

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