12/06/2018 Pre-Application Meeting with Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon) on Various Forthcoming License Amendment Requests to Revise Technical Specification Requirements for Main Steam Isolation Valve Leak Rate Tests
Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4 - Issuance of Amendments Nos. 284 and 278 Regarding Adoption of Risk-Informed Completion Times in Technical Specifications (CAC Nos. MF5455 and MF5456; EPID L-2014-LLA-0002)
Inoperability of Equipment for Control of Radiological Release
At 2130 CST on 11/27/2018, Division 1 Main Steam Positive Leakage Control System (MS-PLCS) was declared inoperable because of a leaking check valve that caused excessive cycling of the associated air compressor.
Division 2 MS-PLCS had been declared inoperable on 11/27/2018 at 1400 CST when a pressure control valve in the system exceeded the maximum allowable stroke time.
Because MS-PLCS supplements the isolation function of the main steam isolation valves (MSIVs) by processing fission products that could leak through the closed MSIVs, both divisions of MS-PLCS inoperable at the same time represents a condition that could prevent the fulfillment of a safety function of an SSC (Structures, Systems and Components) that is needed to control the release of radioactive material.
The station diesel air compressor is available to supply backup air to the safety relief valves as required by the Technical Requirements Manual." (This is associated with operability of the safety relief valves, due to the inoperable MS-PLCS air compressor.)
The unit is in a 7 day shutdown Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO), 1-TS1-18-Div 1 & 2 MSPLCS-685, for the two divisions of MS-PLCS being inoperable.