13:43 Jan 31, 2019
En Revision Imported Date 3/25/2019
EN Revision Text: BOTH EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATORS INOPERABLE DUE TO LOW AIR TEMPERATURE
At 0743 [CST] on 1/31/2019, both trains of Unit 2 Diesel Generators were declared INOPERABLE due to outside air temperature exceeding the low temperature design limit for the diesel engines; therefore, this condition is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v) for an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function. The Unit 2 Diesel Generators are still able to start if necessary to provide power. Additionally, multiple layers of defense in depth measures are in place to ensure safety. Prairie Island has five sources of offsite power; all of which are currently available. The Unit 1 Diesel Generators are OPERABLE and capable of being cross-connected to Unit 2. Additional equipment capable of responding to beyond design basis events is available on site providing another layer of defense in depth.
Both Unit 2 Diesel Generators were returned to an OPERABLE status at 0810 on 1/31/2019 based on outside air temperature rising above the low temperature design limit with forecasted temperatures to remain above the low temperature design limit.
There is no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
The air temperature limit was -30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Unit 1 was not affected. The EDGs were supplied by a different manufacturer with different air temperature limits.
Engineering analysis performed subsequent to the event notification has determined that both Unit 2 Diesel Generators would have been able to fulfill their safety function during the period of time when the outside air temperature had exceeded the low temperature design limit. Therefore, EN# 53853 is being retracted.
The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of the event notification retraction.Notified R3DO (McCraw).
|Prairie Island |
Minnesota (NRC Region 3)
|10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), Loss of Safety Function - Mitigate the Consequences of an Accident|
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|Time - Person (Reporting Time:+-2.92 h|
10:48 Jan 31, 2019
|NRC Officer:||Mark Abramovitz|
|Last Updated:||Mar 22, 2019|
|53853 - NRC Website|