Power Reactor Event Number: 40780
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: RICH DESANCTIS
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 05/27/2004
Notification Time: 13:15 [ET]
Event Date: 05/27/2004
Event Time: 06:30 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/27/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) - ACCIDENT MITIGATION
Person (Organization):
RICHARD CONTE (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N N 0 Hot Shutdown 0 Hot Shutdown

Event Text

AUTOMATIC SAFETY INJECTION FUNCTION INADVERTANTLY BLOCKED

"This 8-hour notification is being made to report that in Mode 4, during the start-up of Salem Unit 2, the Automatic Safety Injection function was identified blocked. At 0140 hours on 5/27/04, Salem Unit 2 transitioned from Mode 5 to Mode 4. In Mode 4, Automatic Safety Injection is required per Technical Specification 3.3.2.1. At 0630 hours on 5/27/04, it was discovered that both trains of the Automatic Safety Injection logic were blocked. Technical Specification 3.0.3 was entered. At 0635, Automatic Safety Injection was reinstated to both trains of Safety Injection and Technical Specification 3.0.3 was exited. Salem Unit 2 is currently in Mode 4 with reactor coolant temperature at 320 degrees and reactor coolant pressure at 320 psig. The Reactor Coolant System is being cooled by the 21 Residual Heat Removal loop. During the time period that Automatic Safety Injection was blocked, the required ECCS Pump was available in compliance with Technical Specification 3.5.3. Additionally, the following equipment status existed: 21 Reactor Coolant Pump was cleared and tagged for an oil leak repair, and 22BF19 Main Feed Regulating Valve was cleared and tagged closed for positioner repairs.

"There were no personnel injuries or radiological occurrences associated with this event."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.