United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

301-816-5151

February 12, 2003

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
USNRC
Washington, D. C. 20555

Re: Director Office of Inspection & Enforcement
Reference: 10 CFR 21 Notification dated 112912003

Dear Director:

This is a follow up notice related to our previously reported 10 CFR 21 dated 1/2912003. As a result of the ongoing investigation and resolution of the previous notice, we have identified 5 cranes that utilize a hoist configuration that does not match the description contained in the preVious notice.

Site Bridge Trolley
SN SN
Indian Point (thought to be Unit 1)-Screen Handling-main hoist 8198 8198
Neb. Public Power- Cooper Nuclear Station-Reactor Room-aux hoist 9976 1030
WPPSS-Hanford #2-Reactor Room-aux hoist 10541 10541
Entergy Nuclear-Vermont Yankee-Reactor Room-aux hoist 9975 10680
Dominion Nuclear Connecticut-North East Utilities-Millstone (Believed to be 9655 10727
Unit 1 in Waterford)-Reactor Room-aux hoist


We have or are attempting to contact these customers directly to notify them of this circumstance. These are the only additionally Impacted customers we have identified. These were special hoist arrangements using a # 10 hoist unit (gearcase) as opposed to the previously identified #25 hoist unit.

The hoist units identified above are to be limited to 20% of rated capacity to prevent compromising design factors, until such time as the units can be upgraded.

Questions or concerns by crane owners should be addressed to:
whiting-nucIear@whtingcorp.com
Please provide the following information with any requests:
Customer Name, contact person, e-mail address, telephone #, crane serial #, date of next scheduled outage.

If there are any further questions on the part of your regulatory agency please contact me at fteggelaar@whitingcorp.com.

Respectfully,




Fredrick P Teggelaar


02/12/2003 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Conimission Operations Center Event Report Page 1

General Information or Other (GEN) Event #39545
Rep Org: WHITING CORPORATION Notification Date/Time:01/29/2003 14:47 (EST)
Licensee: Event Date/Time: 01/29/2003 (CST)
Last Modification: 02/12/2003

Region: 3 Docket#:
City: MONEE Agreement State: Yes
County: License #:
State: IL

NRC Notified by: FREDERICK TEGGELAAR Notifications: KENNETH RIEMER R3
HO Ops Officer: GERRY WAIG J. BRADLEY FEWELL R1
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY KERRY LANDIS R2
10 CFR Section: WILLIAM JONES R4
21.21 UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH TERRY REIS NRR
JOHN HICKEY MNSS
FRED BROWN (email) NMSS

10 CFR 21 NOTIFICATION - WHITING CORPORATION

"This notice is being sent within the two day period to inform you of a safety concern related to Whiting cranes sold to utility companies prior to 1980. The problem was identified through engineering analysis. We are not aware of any failures.

"The concern is specific to the Whiting #25 Hoist Unit (Gear Case). One or possibly two internal support bolts in this assembly may be significantly over-stressed.

The exact extent of the over-stressed condition can only be determined by individual analysis of each hoist in question; however, based on findings, a 50% reduction in rated hoist capacity of the effected cranes will allow for continued use of the cranes without compromising design safety factors. This limitation should be enforced until the over-stressed bolts have been replaced or analysis shows that an over-stressed condition does not exist.

"Crane owners should contact us at Whiting-Nuclear©WhitingCorp.com and provide the following information; customer name, contact person, email address, telephone number, crane serial number and date of next scheduled outage.

"I trust you find that the notification provided is satisfactory and in compliance with 10 CFR 21 reporting requirements. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at fteggelaar@whitingcorp. com."


*** UPDATE ON 2/12/03 @ 1617 BYTEGGELAAR (fax) TO GOULD * * *

This is a follow up notice related to our previously reported 10 GFR 21 dated 1/29/2003. As a result of the ongoing investigation and resolution of the previous notice, we have identified 5 cranes that utilize a hoist configuration that does not match the description contained in the previous notice.

These cranes are at the following facilities:

Indian Point (thought to be Unit 1)
Cooper Nuclear Station
WPPSS-Hanford #2
Vermont Yankee
Millstone (Believed to be Unit 1)

They have or are attempting to contact these customers directly to notify them of this circumstance. These are the only additionally impacted customers we have identified. These were special hoist arrangements using a # 10 hoist unit (gearcase) as opposed to the previously identified #25 hoist unit.

The hoist units identified above are to be limited to 20% of rated capacity to prevent compromising design factors, until such time as the Units can be upgraded.

Notified R1 (Meyer), R2(Lesser), R3(Burgess), R4(Marschall), NRR(Foster), NRR(Zwolinski)

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