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NPS_Watch Jan 08, 2019
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The Daily Dose - Exposing the nuclear power industry while the nuclear power industry exposes you.

There are 1 EN(s) today, 1 associated with power stations.

[ EN s a Part21 affecting multiple units, 2019 not in selector but they are posted. ]

NRC Event Notices for January 08, 2019 |
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...108en.html

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PART 21 - COMPONENTS PROVIDED AS SAFETY-RELATED SPARE PARTS WITHOUT BEING DEDICATED |
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53816

"AMETEK Solidstate Controls (SCI) is providing this report in accordance with 10CFR Part 21 as notice of a process defect
that resulted in components being provided as safety-related spare parts without being dedicated.

"PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Lack of evidence of dedication testing for AMETEK Solidstate Controls Safety-Related Operational Spare Parts Kits provided with SCI equipment

"CAUSE: In October 2018, NextEra Seabrook notified SCI of a part number discrepancy with a safety-related fuse that was provided with an operational spare parts kit with an equipment order.

After further investigation, it was determined that dedication testing was not performed on the operational spare parts kits provided with the equipment on various jobs in recent years.
[ Vague detail on time span, imo they have no idea the actual scope of the suspect parts. ]

"Generally, spare parts are ordered separately from equipment and a process is in place to direct the parts to quality for commercial grade dedication testing.

In this instance, the parts were ordered as a line item on the sale and the parts in question were selected from inventory without being routed through quality for commercial grade dedication.

[ So they have a process but haven't been following it. ]


"PROBLEM YOU COULD SEE: Evidence of dedication testing is not available for operational spare parts kits which were provided with equipment orders, however, there are no functional concerns with the components provided on these orders.

The parts would have been selected at the same time as the parts that were installed in the systems.

Additionally, for the commercial grade items provided, there is no history of failure during
dedication testing performed by AMETEK either in equipment or during bench testing.

"ACTION REQUIRED: Aside from printed circuit boards, the parts supplied as operational spare parts will need to be dedicated.
AMETEK SCI recommends returning the untested items and will work with [the customer] to arrange returns and retesting.

Please contact [ redacted, contact info at NRC site. ]

[ Nuclear incompetence. ]

The non-dedicated parts were supplied to

Brunswick Steam Electric Plant,
Seabrook Station, and
North Anna Power Station.

[ International nuclear incompetence. ]

In addition, non-dedicated parts were also supplied to the

Krsko Nuclear Power Plant in Slovenia and
the Maanshan Nuclear Power Plant in Taiwan.



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Region 1
 
NJ_Oyster_Creek_1 @ 0 % [ RPV CLOSED , defueling completed for permanent shutdown ]

MA_pilGRIM_1 @ 100 % up from 98 % up from 96 % Sunday; 31 % Saturday;
 POTENTIAL LOSS OF MSIV SCRAM FUNCTION DURING MAIN STEAM LINE ISOLATION VALVE TESTING |
 https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53806


Region 2

AL_BrownsFerry_1 @ 94 % unch from 94 % Sunday; 92 % Saturday;
[ Exit RFO ( 38 / 43 ) ][ unit having problems, unable to achieve 100 % power ]

NC_Brunswick_2 @ 94 % coastdown to RFO 20190302

GA_Hatch_2 @ 94 % coastdown to RFO 20190206

VA_North_Anna_1 @ 88 % up from 7 % unch from 7 % Sunday; 90 % Saturday
[ No EN, unk reason for power drop. ]

VA_North_Anna_2 @ 100 % up from 98 % unch from 98 % Sunday; 100 % Saturday
[ No EN, unk reason for power drop. ]


Region 3

IL_Braidwood_2 @ 98 % down from 100 % Monday
[ No EN, unk reason for power drop. ]

IL_Clinton_1 @ 99 % [ units normal operating range ]

IA_Duane_Arnold_1 @ 88 % down from 95 % up from 50 % Sunday; 100 % Saturday
[ No EN, unk reason for power drop. ]

MI_Fermi_2 @ 77 % down from 100 % up from 82 % Sunday; 92 % Saturday
[ according to reports a ground fault associated with the main generator ]
  20181221 | MI_Fermi_2 | Fermi 2 remains shut down | https://www.monroenews.com/news/20181221...-shut-down
  20181221 | MI_Fermi_2 | Fermi 2 nuclear plant remains shut down for repairs | https://www.miamiherald.com/news/busines...21445.html

IL_La_Salle_2 @ 95 % coastdown to RFO 20190206

MN_Monticello_1 @ 99 % down from 100 % Monday
[ No EN, unk reason for power drop. ]

MI_Palisades_1 @ 100 % up from 85 % up from 29 % Sunday; 0 % Saturday;
 REACTOR TRIP DUE TO CYCLING OF TURBINE GOVERNOR VALVE |
 https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53813

OH_Perry_1 @ 88 % coastdown to RFO 20190309
[ something not right here, power is too low for Mar RFO ]


Region 4

TX_ComanchePeak_2 @ 0 % [ RPV OPEN ( 31 / 41 ) ]

LA_RiverBend_1 @ 97 % up from 90 % up from 85 % Sunday; 85 % Saturday
[ coastdown to RFO 20190330 ]

LA_Waterford_3 @ 0 %
[ Begin RFO (  4 / 39 ) expect RPV open Wednesday. ]


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[ There are currently 1 unit(s) with the RPV OPEN - ref the 2018 Spring Refueling Outage Schedule and Status ]

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