Power Reactor Event Number: 40875
Facility: SALEM
Region: 1 State: NJ
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: PAUL ABBOTT
HQ OPS Officer: CHAUNCEY GOULD
Notification Date: 07/15/2004
Notification Time: 22:18 [ET]
Event Date: 07/15/2004
Event Time: 19:44 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/15/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
Person (Organization):
GLENN MEYER (R1)
JOHN HANNON (NRR)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 M/R Y 8 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

Event Text

MANUAL TRIP FROM 8% POWER DUE TO LOWERING WATER LEVEL ON 23 STEAM GENERATOR

During plant start up, a manual Reactor trip was initiated in response to lowering water level on 23 Steam Generator. All systems responded as required. All control rods fully inserted and no ECCS actuated or relief valves lifted. Both motor driven auxiliary feedwater pumps (21 and 22) started as expected on the low level signals from 23 Steam Generator. The steam driven auxiliary feed (23) pump was not required to start and remained in standby. Decay heat is being removed via the main steam dump system to the main condenser. The reactor is currently at normal operating temperature and pressure. No major equipment was unavailable at the time of the trip. No personnel injuries occurred as a result of this event. The cause of the low steam generator level is being investigated.


The NRC Resident Inspector was notified along with Lower Alloway Creek Township. The States of New Jersey and Delaware will be notified.