05:51 Jun 21, 2021
At 0051 CDT Braidwood Unit 1 experienced an automatic reactor trip due to a generator lockout relay trip and subsequent turbine trip and reactor trip.
The cause of the generator lockout relay trip is unknown at this time and is under investigation. Numerous lightning strikes were present in the area during the time of the generator lockout relay trip.
All systems responded as expected with the exception of failure of source range nuclear instruments to automatically re-energize following the reactor trip. Both source range nuclear instruments were manually energized in accordance with station procedures. The main steam dump valves are in service to the main condenser to provide heat sink cooling. The plant is being maintained at normal operating pressure and temperature. AC power is being provided by Offsite Power with the 1B Diesel Generator in standby. 1A Diesel Generator is out of service for planned maintenance. All other safety systems are available. There is no impact to Unit 2.
This report is being made per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) for a RPS actuation, 4 hr. notification, and per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) for an automatic actuation of the Auxiliary Feedwater system, 8 hr. notification.The NRC Resident Inspector and Illinois Emergency Management Agency have been informed.
Illinois (NRC Region 3)
|10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B), RPS Actuation|
|Time - Person (Reporting Time:+-2.75 h-0.115 days <br />-0.0164 weeks <br />-0.00377 months <br />)|
03:06 Jun 21, 2021
|NRC Officer:||Thomas Herrity|
|Last Updated:||Jun 21, 2021|
|55320 - NRC Website|