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 Entered dateSiteRegionScramReactor typeEvent description
ENS 530607 November 2017 22:32:00SummerNRC Region 2Automatic ScramWestinghouse PWR 3-Loop

On 11/7/2017 at 1957 (EST), VC Summer Nuclear Station automatically tripped due to a turbine trip. The cause of the turbine trip is under investigation at this time. All systems responded as expected. All Control Rods fully inserted and all Emergency Feedwater pumps started as required. The plant is stable in Mode 3. This event is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The unit is currently stable in Mode 3 with decay heat removal via the Main Steam to the Main Condenser. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The licensee will notify the South Carolina State Emergency Management Division, the Fairfield, Richland, Lexington and Newberry Counties.

  • * * UPDATE FROM BETH DALICK TO VINCE KLCO ON 11/8/17 AT 1409 EST * * *

All systems responded as expected, with the exception of 'B' Steam Generator Feedwater Isolation Valve XVG1611 B-FW. This valve did not appear to automatically close and was slow to indicate closed from the Main Control Board. All Control Rods fully inserted and all Emergency Feedwater pumps started as required. The plant is stable in Mode 3. Notified the R2DO (Musser).

ENS 5293228 August 2017 10:55:00SummerNRC Region 2Automatic ScramWestinghouse PWR 3-LoopOn 8/28/2017 at 0837 (EDT), VC Summer Nuclear Station automatically tripped due to a turbine trip. The turbine trip was caused by the Main Generator Differential Lockout due to a fault on the center phase lightning arrester on the Main Transformer (XTF-001). There were no complications with the trip. All control rods fully inserted. Balance of Plant (BOP) buses automatically transferred to their alternate power source XTF 31/32. All Emergency Feedwater pumps started as required. All systems responded as required. The plant is stable in Mode 3. Station personnel are investigating the cause of the fault on the main transformer lightning arrester. This event is reportable per 10 CFR 50. 72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50. 72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The unit is currently stable in Mode 3 with decay heat removal via the Main Steam to the Main Condenser. The licensee will inform both State and local authorities.
ENS 5283329 June 2017 12:43:00SummerNRC Region 2Automatic ScramWestinghouse PWR 3-Loop

On 6/29/2017 at 0857 (EDT), VC Summer Nuclear Station automatically tripped due to a loss of normal feed water flow to the B Steam Generator.

There were no complications with the trip. All control rods fully inserted. All emergency feedwater pumps automatically started and recovered steam generator levels. The plant is stable in Mode 3. Station personnel are investigating the cause of the loss of normal feedwater to the B Steam Generator. This is reportable per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. The licensee notified the State of South Carolina as well as Fairfield, Lexington, Richland and Newberry Counties regarding the event.

ENS 5029322 July 2014 07:53:00SummerNRC Region 2Automatic ScramWestinghouse PWR 3-LoopAt 0414 (EDT on 7/22/2014), VC Summer Nuclear Station automatically tripped due to decreasing water level in the 'C' Steam Generator. The trip occurred when valve XVB-09210 WI System Condensate Bypass Valve failed to open as required while the station was removing the Condensate Polishing System during startup. The Condensate Polishing System is used to purify and filter the condensate from the non-nuclear, secondary side of the plant. This valve failure caused low level in the Deaerator Storage Tank, which consequently tripped all feedwater pumps. This loss of feedwater led to Lo-Lo Steam Generator level in the 'C' Steam Generator. All Emergency Feedwater pumps automatically started on Lo-Lo Steam Generator level and all control rods inserted fully. The Steam Generator levels recovered quickly. Presently the plant is in Mode 3. Decay heat is being removed by dumping steam to the condenser. A station response team is actively investigating the cause of the event. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified." The licensee will notify the State and local governments.
ENS 4557716 December 2009 17:30:00SummerNRC Region 2Manual ScramWestinghouse PWR 3-LoopVC Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS) was performing a preplanned turbine shutdown in order to perform maintenance on a faulty turbine control valve. After the manual turbine trip, the steam dump system failed to operate and the crew manually tripped the reactor. The cause of the failure of the steam dump system is unknown, and is currently being investigated. Both motor driven Emergency Feedwater pumps were manually started at 40% Steam Generator Level. Preliminary review indicates all other primary and secondary systems responded as required. The plant is in mode 3 at normal RCS (Reactor Coolant System) pressure and temperature. Decay heat is being removed by dumping steam via the secondary (steam generator) power operated relief valves. The station will remain in mode 3 until repairs are complete. Estimated restart date has not been determined. All rods fully inserted. There is no known primary to secondary leakage. Off site power supply configuration is normal. The turbine trip was performed at 45% power due to a stuck open turbine control valve. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will notify state and local contacts.
ENS 454042 October 2009 10:28:00SummerNRC Region 2Automatic ScramWestinghouse PWR 3-LoopAt 0649 (EDT) The VC Summer Nuclear Station automatically tripped due to a turbine trip. The cause of turbine trip is under investigation. Preliminary review indicates a possible failure of one phase of the main generator breaker. The three emergency feedwater pumps automatically started on Lo-Lo steam generator level. Preliminary review indicates all primary and secondary systems responded as required. The plant is in mode 3 with normal RCS pressure and temperature. Decay heat is being removed by dumping steam to the condenser. The station will remain in mode 3 until repairs are complete. Estimated restart date has not been determined. All control rods fully inserted. The plant is in a normal post-trip electrical lineup with the exception of the balance of plant buses which are on the alternate electrical source. The licensee will inform State and local agencies and has informed the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 4393224 January 2008 18:59:00SummerNRC Region 2Manual ScramWestinghouse PWR 3-LoopAt 1604 (EST), VC Summer Nuclear Station was manually tripped due to rapidly decreasing level in 'C' Steam Generator. The decreasing Steam Generator level was due to a failure of the 'C' Feedwater Flow Control Valve. All systems responded as required. All Emergency Feedwater Pumps automatically started on Lo-Lo Steam Generator level. The Steam Generator levels recovered quickly. The Pressurizer Level Control System cycling resulted in lifting the Letdown System Relief Valve due to high temperature and pressure. The Letdown Relief Valve reseated with no further problems. One Moisture Separator Reheater Relief Valve lifted momentarily and reseated. Presently, the plant is in Mode 3 with normal RCS pressure and temperature. Decay heat is being removed by dumping steam to the condenser. The plant will remain in Mode 3 until repairs are completed on the 'C' Feedwater Flow Control Valve. During the trip, all control rods fully inserted into the core. The electrical grid is stable and emergency power is being supplied from offsite via the station start-up transformer. There is no known primary to secondary leakage. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will be notifying State and local agencies.
ENS 431415 February 2007 06:38:00SummerNRC Region 2Manual ScramWestinghouse PWR 3-LoopWhile starting D Feedwater Booster pump, a steam leak developed in the Turbine building. The Reactor was manually tripped at 0307 on 02/05/07. Investigation revealed that an orifice (XPS0006D) in the D Feedwater Booster pump recirculation header was the source of the leak. The steam/water leak was isolated at 0500 on 02/05/07. All systems responded normally on the Reactor trip. Emergency Feedwater (AFW) system started on LoLo Steam Generator level. Steam Generator level recovered quickly. All control rods fully inserted on the manual Reactor trip signal. No relief valves or PORVs lifted as a result of the transient. Decay heat is being removed by the main condenser via the steam dump valves. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 4194625 August 2005 12:07:00SummerNRC Region 2Automatic ScramWestinghouse PWR 3-Loop

At 1125 on 8/25/05, the 'B' condensate pump tripped. Upon investigation, the turbine building operator noticed smoke coming from the pump motor. There was no visible flame at this time. In response, the 'A' condensate pump was started. Due to a suspected malfunction of the 'A' condensate pump discharge valve, a low water level condition developed in the deaerator storage tank. The order was then given to manually trip the reactor. However, before the operator could complete this action, the low level condition automatically tripped the feedwater pumps and the main turbine which by design tripped the reactor at 1133. A Notification of Unusual Event (NUE) was declared at 1141 due to a fire in the protected area lasting for more than 15 minutes. The fire was initially extinguished at 1200. Subsequently, a small flame was noted within the pump motor housing upon removal of an inspection cover at 1253. The fire was ultimately extinguished at 1317. The plant is currently stable in mode 3. According to current indications, all safety systems operated as required. The fire was fully contained within the pump motor housing and did not cause any collateral damage. No radioactivity was released to the environment and there were no injuries. The licensee requested offsite assistance from the Fairfield Fire Department. All control rods fully inserted from the automatic trip. Decay heat was being removed via emergency feedwater into the steam generators through the steam dumps into the main condenser. Normal offsite power was available and electrical power was in normal alignment. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. The licensee notified state and local government agencies.

* * *  UPDATE ON 8/25/05 AT 1346 EDT FROM R. SWEET TO SNYDER  * * * 

At 1327 the licensee terminated the Unusual Event. The licensee was continuing to investigate the cause of the automatic reactor trip and the fire. Notified R2DO (D. Ayers), NRR EO (I. Jung), IRD Manager (P. Wilson), FEMA (K. Sweetser), and DHS (Krause).

ENS 4062830 March 2004 17:38:00SummerNRC Region 2Automatic ScramWestinghouse PWR 3-LoopOn March 30, 2004, while at power, VCSNS (V.C. Summer Nuclear Station) personnel were performing a reactor building inspection to identify the source of reactor coolant system unidentified leakage that was within Technical Specification (TS) limits. At 1129 hours, a pressure boundary leak was identified at the seal injection line to reactor coolant pump 'C'. Pursuant to TS 3.4.6.2, Action a., VCSNS commenced a controlled reactor shutdown at 1410 on March 30, 2004. During the shutdown, the main turbine experienced higher than normal vibration. At 1516, the turbine was manually tripped at approximately 43% reactor power. Subsequent to the turbine trip, feedwater regulating valve IFV-498 failed in the closed position while in automatic with a full open demand signal. The cause of this failure is not known. The reactor automatically tripped at 1520 due to lo-lo level in the 'C' steam generator at 10% reactor power. All control rods fully inserted and all safety systems responded normally. Both motor driven emergency feedwater pumps started as required. The plant stabilized in mode 3. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
ENS 4034821 November 2003 15:46:00SummerNRC Region 2Manual ScramWestinghouse PWR 3-LoopOn Friday November 21, 2003, the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station was performing rod position testing in preparation for plant start-up, following refueling outage-14. The testing is in accordance with STP-106.002 Rod Position Indication Operational Test. Control Bank 'C' was being withdrawn. Per STP-106.002, RCS boron concentration was verified adequate to ensure Keff less than or equal to 0.95. When Control Bank 'C' reached 36 steps Digital Rod Position Indication system (DRPI) indication for rod M-4 went to 18 steps. At 0835, Control Rod motion was stopped and Abnormal Operating Procedure (AOP)-403.5, Stuck or Misaligned Control Rod, was entered after reviewing the AOP applicability versus current plant condition. At 0910 while taking action per the AOP, it was determined that both channels of DRPI were not functioning properly and per Tech Spec 3.10.5 the Rx Trip Breakers were immediately opened (manual actuation of the Reactor Protection System - reactor scram). Emergency Operating Procedure (EOP)-1.0, Reactor Trip, was entered. At 0915 EOP-1.0, was exited with the plant stable in Mode 3 (Hot Standby). At this time it appears there was failure in the DRPI system. This event is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(IV)(A), a valid actuation of the Reactor Protection System (RPS). The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this event by the licensee.