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LER 83-026/03L-0:on 830411,while Establishing EECW Flow Rate to Emergency Diesel 3 Generator Cooler Following Mod,Head on HX Found Cracked,Rendering Generator Inoperable.Caused by Mfg Defect.Crack in Cast Iron Head Repaired
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Site: Browns Ferry Tennessee Valley Authority icon.png
Issue date: 05/09/1983
From: Holder E
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Download: ML20023C252 (2)


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l l013Il flow rate to the 3 ED Emergency Diesel-Generator Coolers followine a l lo l4 ll modification, a head on the heat exchanger was found to be cracked. The l lol5ll generator was rendered inoperable and unit 3 placed in an LCO (T.S. 3.9.B.2). l

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BFRO 296 / 83026 Technical Specification Involved 3.9.B.2 Reported Under Technical Specification 6.7.2.b(2)
  • Date Due NRC 5/10/83 Event Narrative:

. Units 1, 2 and 3 were operating at 81-percent power, 83-percent power and 99-percent power respectively. Only unit 3 was affected by this event.

Af ter performing modification work on the 3 ED Emergency Diesel-Generator Cooler, one of the heat exchanger heads was found to be cracked, apparently due to a manufacturing defect, when the flow rate to,the EECW cooler was established. The genecator was dec'lared inoperable and unit 3 was placed in an LCO (Technical Specification 3.9.B.2). ,

The crack in the cast iron head was repaired, tested and the diesel-generator returned to service in four days. A newly fabricated head will be installed at the next opportunity. Metallurgical personnel feel this was a random occurrence and no further review is planned. Redundant and backup systems were proven operable. There was no danger to the health and safety of the public. s l , 1 ( . b< t,

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