United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment


General Information or Other Event Number: 39516
REP ORG: SCIENTECH NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/16/2003
LICENSEE:   NOTIFICATION TIME: 21:52[EST]
CITY: IDAHO FALLS REGION: 4 EVENT DATE: 01/15/2003
COUNTY: STATE:ID EVENT TIME: [MST]
LICENSE#: AGREEMENT: N LAST UPDATE DATE: 01/16/2003
DOCKET: PERSON ORGANIZATION
RICHARD BARKLEY R1
JAY HENSON R2
    DAVID HILLS R3
    TAD MARSH NRR
    JACK FOSTER via fax NRR
NRC NOTIFIED BY: MARTIN BOOSKA    
HQ OPS OFFICER: GERRY WAIG    
EMERGENCY CLASS: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR SECTION:
CCCC 21.21 UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH

EVENT TEXT

10 CFR 21.21 POTENTIAL DEFECTIVE COMPONENTS

"SCIENTECH, Inc.'s subsidiary, NUS Instruments, Inc. (NUSI) has determined that Basic Components, supplied in two CMM 900 Modules to Entergy-Fitzpatrick (P.O. #4500510231) and one CMM900 module to Constellation-Nine Mile Point (P.O. #00-31440) contain a defect that is reportable under 10CFR21. Additionally, NUSI has determined that other clients (see attached list) have been supplied assemblies containing components that may contain similar defects. NUSI is currently in the process of determining all affected model numbers and serial numbers. "NUSI determined that this potential defect was reportable on January 9, 2003 and the SCIENTECH, Inc. President was informed January 15, 2003. All potentially affected clients are being notified concurrently with this notification.

"The defective component, OPA2111KP, was manufactured by Burr-Brown (aka TI or Texas Instruments-Tucson) and installed by NUSI in assemblies shipped to one or more of the clients identified in the attached client list. At this time only assemblies containing the OPA2111KP component have failed, as reported by Entergy-Fitzpatrick and Constellation-Nine Mile Point. NUSI has opened a 10CFR21 file concerning these components and has numbered it as 21-03-01.

"TI has identified three additional part numbers (OPA111, 0PA404, and 3656) that NUSI currently uses that were manufactured by Tl utilizing the same process that was used for the manufacture of the defective OPA2111KP component; these other part numbers will require further evaluation. "A formal written report will be provided within 30 days of this notification."

Potentially affected plants include:

Region 1: Nine Mile Point, Millstone, Fitzpatrick, IP2 &3, Beaver Valley, Salem/Hope Creek (PSE&G), Ginna, Pilgrim.
Region 2: Brunswick, Robinson, Harris, Crystal River 3.
Region 3: Kewaunee

Event Notification 59516

 

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