06:38 Sep 25, 2019
Loss of High Pressure Core Spray System
At 2338 PDT on September 24, 2019, the High Pressure Core Spray (HPCS) system was declared inoperable due to a leak on DSA-PCV-2C (2 inch Diesel Starting Air Pressure Control Valve). With one of two air headers isolated and being drained for maintenance, this leak caused the remaining starting air header for HPCS-GEN-DG3 (HPCS Diesel Generator) to lower to less than the operability limit.
Upon declaring the HPCS system inoperable, TS 3.5.1 Action B was entered. In accordance with Action B, the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) system was verified to be operable. Action B provides a 14 day completion time to restore HPCS to an operable status.
All other Emergency Core Cooling Systems (ECCS) were operable during this event. This event is being reported as an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function credited for mitigating the consequences of an accident per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D). The HPCS system is a single train system at Columbia.
|Columbia Generating Station |
Washington (NRC Region 4)
|10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), Loss of Safety Function - Mitigate the Consequences of an Accident|
|Time - Person (Reporting Time:+1.8 h0.075 days <br />0.0107 weeks <br />0.00247 months <br />)|
08:26 Sep 25, 2019
|NRC Officer:||Brian P. Smith|
|Last Updated:||Sep 25, 2019|
|54292 - NRC Website|