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From the US NRC:
The purpose of this bulletin [NRC Bulletin 88-05] is to require that licensees submit information regarding materials supplied by Piping Supplies, Incorporated (PSI) at Folsom,
New Jersey and West Jersey Manufacturing Company (WJM) at Williamstown, New Jersey and to request that licensees 1) take actions to assure that materials comply with ASME Code and design specification requirements or are suitable for their intended service, or 2) replace such materials.

But guess what happened? First: “Based on the reported measurement and analytical results to date, the NRC has concluded that for full power licensees it is appropriate to suspend, temporarily, the field measurements, testing, records review, and the preparation of justifications for continued operations (JCOs) that were requested by Bulletin 88-05 and Supplement 1 until further notice.

This appears a long-standing US NRC rule of thumb: don’t look so you don’t find. Jesus said Seek and you will find. The US NRC repeatedly says don’t seek ( presumably so they don’t find!)

Final resolution was that although doesn’t meet standards are ok anyway – another recurring US NRC policy: “… even though the materials supplied by PSI, WJM, and CLM with falsified certified material test reports do not meet the ASME Code, their use is an acceptable alternative…

See below for where the falsified parts were located and may still be located. The last page reviews-updates was May of 2015. Why would they need to review- update it?

Closeout of NRC Bulletin 88-05: Nonconforming materials supplied by Piping Supplies, Inc., at Folsom, New Jersey, and West Jersey Manufacturing Company at Williamstown, New Jersey by Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (USA). Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
[en] This report documents the activities that led to the closeout of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Bulletin 88-05, which was issued on May 6, 1988. The bulletin required that licensees submit information on materials supplied by Piping Supplies, Inc. (PSI) and West Jersey Manufacturing Company (WJM), and requested that they (1) ensure that these materials complied with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME Code) and design specifications or were suitable for their intended service or (2) replace such materials. Supplements 1 and 2 were issued on June 15 and August 3, 1988, respectively. In Supplement 2, another affiliated supplier, Chews Landing Metal Manufacturers, Incorporated (CLM), was identified. The staff concluded that (1) the analytical procedures used to qualify the nonconforming parts and the analysis results provide and adequate basis for resolving the staff’s concerns regarding fitting and flanges; (2) even though the materials supplied by PSI, WJM, and CLM with falsified certified material test reports do not meet the ASME Code, their use is an acceptable alternative in accordance with Section 50.55a(a)(3)(ii) of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations; (3) activities in response to Bulletin 88-05 regarding fittings and flanges can be closed for all operating plants; and (4) licensees should evaluate the use of product forms other fittings and flanges

SubjectGENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS (F2200)
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Ref. Number21095541
Publ. Year1990
INIS Volume21
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OMB No.: NRCB 88-05
OMB No.: 3150-0011

UNITED STATES
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555

May 6, 1988

NRC BULLETIN NO. 88-05: NONCONFORMING MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY PIPING SUPPLIES, INC. AT FOLSOM, NEW JERSEY AND WEST JERSEY MANUFACTURING COMPANY AT WILLIAMSTOWN,NEW JERSEY

Addressees:

All holders of operating licenses or construction permits for nuclear power reactors.

Purpose:

The purpose of this bulletin is to require that licensees submit information regarding materials supplied by Piping Supplies, Incorporated (PSI) at Folsom, New Jersey and West Jersey Manufacturing Company (WJM) at Williamstown, New
Jersey and to request that licensees 1) take actions to assure that materials comply with ASME Code and design specification requirements or are suitable for their intended service, or 2) replace such materials.

Description of Circumstances:

The NRC has obtained copies of certified material test reports (CMTRs) for material supplied by PSI and WJM that contain false information about material supplied to the nuclear industry. A number of CMTRs were apparently used to certify that commercial-grade, foreign steel meets the requirements of ASME
Code Section III, Subarticle NCA-3800, by using a domestic forging company’s letterhead. There was no evidence that PSI or WJM performed or had a subcontractor perform the testing required by Section III to upgrade the commercially produced steel for these falsified CMTRs. The information available to date indicates that WJM started supplying ASME Code components to the nuclear industry in 1976, both directly as well as through intermediaries, and that PSI started supplying ASME Code components to the nuclear industry directly and through intermediaries in 1985. In addition, WJM held an ASME Quality System Certificate (QSC-385) as a material manufacturer from November 30, 1979 to November 30, 1985.

The NRC has concluded that there are potential generic safety implications at facilities that either have received direct shipment of materials furnished by PSI or WJM (i.e., pipe fittings and flanges) or received piping subassemblies
and other components from holders of ASME Certificates of Authorization or other subcontractors which incorporated materials supplied by PSI or WJM.

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Page 2 of 4

Actions Requested:

1. Review purchasing records for your facility and determine whether any WJM- or PSI-supplied ASME Code or ASTM materials have been furnished to your facility. The lists of purchasing and receiving companies given in
Attachments 1 and 2 have been developed through the NRC’s partial review of PSI and WJM documents. It is emphasized that the NRC has not reviewed all documents; therefore, the review of records should not be limited to the companies on these lists. The records review for PSI-supplied material should cover the period since January 1, 1985. The WJM review should cover the period since January 1, 1976.

2. For ASME Code and ASTM materials furnished by PSI or WJM that are either not yet installed in safety-related systems at your facility or are installed in safety-related systems of plants under construction, the following actions are requested: (perform action a and either action b or c)

a. Provide a list of WJM- and PSI-supplied materials that are found not to be in conformance with the applicable code requirements or procurement specifications and identify the applications in which these materials are used or will be used. Include the material specification, the nature of the component (e.g., pipe flange), size and pressure rating; also indicate the chain of purchase, and either

b. Take actions that provide assurance that all received materials comply with ASME Code Section III, ASTM, and applicable procurement specification requirements, or that demonstrate that such materials are suitable for the intended service. For example, this program should include specific verification that austenitic stainless steels have been received in a non-sensitized condition, or,

c. Replace all questionable fittings and flanges with materials that have been manufactured in full compliance with ASME Code Section

III, ASTM, and the applicable procurement specification requirements.

3. For ASME Code and ASTM materials furnished by WJM or PSI already installed in safety-related systems in operating plants, the following actions are requested:

a. Provide a list of the WJM- and PSI-supplied materials that are found not to be in conformance with the applicable code requirements or procurement specifications and identify the applications in which the materials are used. Include the material specification, the
nature of the component (e.g., pipe flange), size, and pressure
rating; also indicate the chain of purchase.

b. Take actions requested in 2b or 2c above. However, an evaluation
should be undertaken prior to replacing questionable material in
accordance with 2c above that considers the occupational radiation

. NRCB 88-05
May 6, 1988
Page 3 of 4

exposure that would be received during the replacement process.
This evaluation should be considered in developing the method and
timing of material replacements.

c. Document and maintain for inspection a basis for continued plant
operation if the program requested in item 3b has not been completed
within 120 days of the date of receipt of this bulletin.

4. For any PSI- or WJM-supplied materials having suspect CMTRs and used in
systems that are not safety-related, take actions commensurate with the
function to be performed.

5. Maintain for inspection the documentation of the specific actions taken
for the identified materials.

6. For operating plants, all scheduled actions should be completed before a
restart from the next major outage starting after 180 days from the date
of receipt of this bulletin. For plants under construction all scheduled
actions and the reporting required by 2 below should be completed prior
to the planned fuel load date. If any addressee cannot meet this
schedule, they should justify to the NRC their proposed alternative
schedule.

Reporting Requirements:

1. Provide a written report within 120 days of the date of receipt of this
bulletin that either:

a. States that no WJM- or PSI-supplied materials have been furnished
for your facility for use in safety-related systems, if such is the
case, or

b. Provides the information requested in items 2a and 3a above that
indicates which materials have been found not to be in conformance
with the applicable code requirements or procurement specifications,
confirms completion of other actions requested in items 2b or c, 3b
and 4, and provides a schedule for completing any remaining actions.

2. Confirmation of completion of all scheduled actions shall be submitted to
the NRC within 60 days of completion for operating plants and prior to
the fuel load date for plants under construction.

The written reports, required above, shall be addressed to the U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, ATTN: Document Control Desk, Washington, D.C. 20555,
under oath or affirmation under the provisions of Section 182a, Atomic Energy
Act of 1954, as amended. In addition, a copy shall be submitted to the appro-
priate Regional Administrator.

This requirement for information was approved by the Office of Management and
Budget under clearance number 3150-0011.

. NRCB 88-05
May 6, 1988
Page 4 of 4

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact one of the
technical contacts listed below or the Regional Administrator of the appro-
priate NRC Regional Office.

Charles E. Rossi, Director
Division of Operational Events Assessment
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

Technical Contacts: Ray Cilimberg, NRR
(301) 492-3220

Ed Baker, NRR
(301) 492-3221

Attachments:
1. Table 1 – Known and Intended Recipients of Carbon Steel Materials
furnished by PSI or WJM
2. Table 2 – Known and Intended Recipients of Stainless Steel Materials
furnished by PSI or WJM
3. List of Recently Issued NRC Bulletins
. Attachment 1
NRCB 88-05
May 6, 1988
Page 1 of 2

TABLE 1 – KNOWN AND INTENDED RECIPIENTS OF CARBON STEEL
MATERIALS FURNISHED BY PSI AND WJM

Purchaser Receiving Company Nuclear Plant (if known)

Radnor Alloys, Inc. Bechtel Power Corp. Pilgrim
Capitol Pipe & Steel Bechtel Power Corp. Midland
Pullman Power Products Pullman Power Products Palo Verde
Pullman Power Products Daniel Wolf Creek
Pullman Power Products Cleveland Electric Perry
Pullman Power Products Bechtel Power Corp. South Texas
Pullman Power Products Pullman Power San Onofre
Pullman Power Products Pullman Power Vogtle
Tyler Davison Bechtel Power Corp. Grand Gulf
Osborne Brothers Welding
Supply General Electric Perry
HUB Incorporated Duke Power Oconee
HUB Incorporated Bechtel Power Corp. Arkansas
HUB Incorporated Bechtel Power Corp. WNP-2
Chicago Tube & Iron Omaha Public Power Fort Calhoun
District
Chicago Tube & Iron Commonwealth Edison Braidwood
Chicago Tube & Iron Cherne Construction Co. Marble Hill
Chicago Tube & Iron Northern States Power ———
Chicago Tube & Iron Consumer Power Palisades
Dravo Corp. Dravo Corp. Seabrook
Joliet Valves, Inc. Joliet Valves, Inc. ———
McJunkin Bechtel Power Corp. San Onofre
Guyon Alloys Babcock & Wilcox ———
ITT Grinnell ITT Grinnell ———
Guyon Alloys, Inc. Bechtel Power Corp. Limerick
Guyon Alloys, Inc. Northeast Nuclear Energy Millstone
Company
Guyon Alloys, Inc. Bechtel c/o PP&L Susquehanna
Guyon Alloys, Inc. Duke Power Catawba
Guyon Alloys, Inc. Bechtel Power Corp. Hope Creek
Guyon Alloys, Inc. WNP-2
Guyon Alloys, Inc. Carolina Power & Light Brunswick
Guyon Alloys, Inc. Baldwin Associates Clinton
Guyon Alloys, Inc. South Carolina Electric V.C. Summer
and Gas
Guyon Alloys, Inc. Carolina Power & Light Shearon Harris
Guyon Alloys, Inc. Gulf States River Bend
Bellows ———
American Standard American Standard ———
Louis P. Canuso Bechtel/Public Service Hope Creek
. Attachment 1
NRCB 88-05
May 6, 1988
Page 2 of 2

TABLE 1 – KNOWN AND INTENDED RECIPIENTS OF CARBON STEEL
MATERIALS FURNISHED BY PSI AND WJM
(continued)

Purchaser Receiving Company Nuclear Plant (if known)

Capitol Pipe & Steel Bechtel Hope Creek
Gulfalloy Bechtel Power Corp. Palo Verde
Public Service Electric
and Gas PSE&G Salem
Conax Conax ———
Consolidated Power* Bechtel Power South Texas
Consolidated Power* Duke Power McGuire
Consolidated Power* Boston Edison Pilgrim
Consolidated Power* Niagara Mohawk Nine Mile Point
Consolidated Power* Philadelphia Electric Limerick
Louis P. Canuso Bechtel Corp. Hope Creek
Dubose Toledo Edison Davis-Besse
Dubose Florida Power Crystal River
Dubose TVA Sequoyah
Dubose TVA Watts Bar
Dubose PP&L Susquehanna
Dubose SMUD Rancho Seco
Dubose Rochester Gas & Electric Ginna
Dubose Duke Power Oconee
Dubose Power Authority State FitzPatrick
of N.Y.
Dubose South Carolina Electric ———
and Gas ”
*Consolidated Power is also known as Consolidated Piping and Supply located
in Birmingham, Alabama, Furlong, Pa., and Charlotte, N.C.
. Attachment 2
NRCB 88-05
May 6, 1988
Page 1 of 1

TABLE 2 – KNOWN AND INTENDED RECIPIENTS OF STAINLESS STEEL
MATERIALS FURNISHED BY PSI AND WJM

Purchaser Receiving Company Nuclear Plant (if known)

HUB Incorporated Bechtel Power Corp. Limerick
Radnor Alloys Radnor Alloys ———
Pullman Power Products Pullman Power ———
Dravo Corp. Dravo Corp. Seabrook
Louis P. Canuso, Inc. Philadephia Electric Peach Bottom
L. P. Canuso, Inc. Bechtel Power Corp. ———
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OMB No: 3150-0011
NRCB 88-05, Supplement 2

UNITED STATES
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555

August 3, 1988

NRC BULLETIN NO. 88-05, SUPPLEMENT 2: NONCONFORMING MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY
PIPING SUPPLIES, INC. AT FOLSOM, NEW
JERSEY AND WEST JERSEY MANUFACTURING
COMPANY AT WILLIAMSTOWN, NEW JERSEY

Addressees:

All holders of operating licenses or construction permits for nuclear power
reactors.

Purpose:

The purpose of this supplement is to (1) modify the schedule for actions
addressees were requested to perform in Bulletin 88-05 and Supplement 1 and
(2) provide additional information concerning materials supplied by Piping
Supplies, Incorporated (PSI), West Jersey Manufacturing (WJM), and a recently
identified affiliated company, Chews Landing Metal Manufacturers Incorporated
(CLM).

Description of Circumstances:

On July 22, 1988, the NRC staff met with representatives of the Nuclear
Manage-ment and Resources Council (NUMARC) to discuss the status of licensees’
actions in response to Bulletin 88-05 and Supplement 1. During this meeting,
NUMARC presented information on licensee and NUMARC/Electric Power Research
Institute (EPRI) testing and evaluation methodology of PSI/WJM flanges. This
information was summarized in a letter to the NRC from NUMARC dated July 25,
1988 and a detailed report and proposal was subsequently submitted on July 29,
1988 (Attachment 1).

Based on the reported measurement and analytical results to date, the NRC has
concluded that for full power licensees it is appropriate to suspend, tempo-
rarily, the field measurements, testing, records review, and the preparation
of justifications for continued operations (JCOs) that were requested by Bul-
letin 88-05 and Supplement 1 until further notice. Addressees that have not
received a full power license are requested to continue the in-situ testing
and the records review. The time frames of interest remain as specified in
the original Bulletin, January 1, 1976 to present. During the temporary
suspension of the requested activities, the NRC will review the measurement
and test data and results of analysis performed and determine the extent to

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August 3, 1988
Page 2 of 3

which further actions are appropriate to assure the continued safe operation
of nuclear power plants. However, addressees should continue to analyze the
test results performed to date.

On July 22, 1988, the NRC staff completed its review of PSI/WJM/CLM purchase
order and invoice records. Based on this review, the staff has determined
that PSI/WJM/CLM provided product forms in addition to flanges and fittings.
The additional product forms are identified in Attachment 2 and a list of
nuclear power plants that were identified as possible recipients of
PSI/WJM/CLM materials is provided in Attachment 3. The NRC staff also identi-
fied Certified Material Test Reports (CMTRs) for ASME Section III materials
from CLM, which also should be considered as suspect. CLM was owned by
parties involved in PSI and WJM and the persons signing the CMTRs for CLM also
signed the CMTRs for PSI and WJM. Attachment 4 provides a listing of
additional intermediary suppliers/fabricators of PSI/WJM/CLM products.
Bulletin 88-05 identified 1976 as the beginning date for suspect materials
provided by PSI/WJM; however, information available to the NRC now indicates
that WJM may have provided ASME materials as early as 1962. The NRC is
providing the above information to assist the industry in their understanding
of the PSI/WJM/CLM issue.

Actions Requested:

The actions requested in Bulletin 88-05 and Supplement 1 are temporarily sus-
pended with the following exceptions:

1. Addressees that have not received a full power operating license are
requested to continue the records review and the in-situ testing of
installed flanges and fittings.

2. Addressees are requested to maintain for inspection the documentation of
the specific actions taken for the identified materials.

3. Addressees are requested to retain nonconforming materials until advised
further by the NRC.

4. Addressees are encouraged to report the results of tests of PSI and WJM
supplied flanges and fittings to the INPO Nuclear Network for
dissemination to the industry.

Reporting Requirements:

The reporting requirements of Bulletin 88-05 and Supplement 1 are temporarily
suspended with the following exceptions:

1. Holders of full power operating licenses are required to report the
results of their records review, testing, and analysis performed as of
the date of this supplement in accordance with the 120 day reporting
requirement specified in paragraph 1 of Bulletin 88-05.

2. Holders of construction permits are required to report the results of the
records review, testing, and analysis prior to the planned fuel load
date.
. NRCB 88-05, Supplement 2
August 3, 1988
Page 3 of 3

If you have any questions about this matter, please contact one of the
technical contacts listed below or the Regional Administrator of the
appropriate NRC regional office.

Charles E. Rossi, Director
Division of Operational Events Assessment
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

Technical Contacts: Ray Cilimberg, NRR
(301) 492-3220

Ed Baker, NRR
(301) 492-3221

Attachments:
1. Ltr to NRC fm NUMARC, dtd July 29, 1988
2. Product Forms Sold by WJM/PSI/Chews Landing
3. Nuclear Plants Receiving Suspect Material
4. Purchasers Receiving Suspect Materials
5. List of Recently Issued NRC Bulletins
. Attachment 2
NRCB 88-05, Supplement 2
August 3, 1988

Product Forms Sold By WJM/PSI/Chews Landing (1)

Flanges
Half Couplings
Full Couplings
Plate Rings
Penetration Plates — SA516, GR70
Seal Plates — SA516, GR70 (Perry) (2)
Socket Weld Nozzles (CLM) (3)
Long Drain Boss — A182F11 & F22
Radiograph Plugs (CLM)
Square Bar — 1018
Spacers
Sample Probes Class 1 — SA312, T304 (Perry) (CLM)
Guide Lugs — SA240, T304
Socket Welded Half Couplings Class 1 — SA182, F304L (Vogtle)
Special Nozzles
Pipe Caps — SA234
Lugs — SA240, T304 (Palo Verde)
Lugs — SA516, GR70 (Palo Verde)
Socket Weld Couplings
Plate — SA36 (Perry)
Special Boss — A234, A105, A739
Bolts — SA193, GRB7 (Confrentes/Spain)
Instrument Penetration End Plate — SA516, GR70 (Perry)
Hanger Lugs — SA516, GR70 (Dravo/Site unknown)
Socket Weld Boss — Class 1 — SA182, F316 (Seabrook) (CLM)
Transition Piece — SA105 (Vogtle)
Thermowells — A182 (Dravo/Hunter/Site unknown) (CLM)
Bar Stock — A105 (Dravo/Yellow Creek) (CLM)

(1) This is a complete list of all product forms identified during the NRC
staff’s review of available records.

(2) Specific nuclear power plants or customers are noted in cases where the
product form appeared to be a unique or special order and not wide
spread.

(3) Indicates that material was sold by Chews Landing Metal Manufacturers
Inc.
. Attachment 3
NRCB 88-05, Supplement 2
August 3, 1988

Nuclear Plants Receiving Suspect Material (1)

Beaver Valley
Bellefonte
Browns Ferry
Callaway
Calvert Cliffs
Cook
Diablo Canyon
Duane Arnold
Fermi
Hatch
Monticello
North Anna
Prairie Island
Quad Cities
Shoreham
Turkey Point
Waterford
Yellow Creek
Zimmer

(1) These nuclear power plants are in addition to those previously identified
as receiving suspect material.
. Attachment 4
NRCB 88-05, Supplement 2
August 3, 1988

Purchasers Receiving Suspect Material (1)

Barr – Saunders, Inc.
M.W. Kellogg (became Division of Pullman)
Lake Erie Iron & Metal Co., Inc.
Liberty Equipment, Co.
Metal Bellows (listed as Bellows in Bulletin)
Power Piping Co.
Standards Pipe & Supply Co., Inc.
Tioga Pipe Supply Co., Inc.
Tyler Dawson (listed in error as Tyler Davison in Bulletin)

(1) These purchasers are in addition to those previously identified and are
known to have received material for nuclear applications.

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