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Introduction

Guest Name: Robert J. Dolansky

Company: Entergy

Plant Name: Indian Point 3

Position or Title: IST Engineer

ASME Section OM Code of Record: OM-6 and OM-10 1987 Oma1988

ASME Section OM Inspection Interval and Period: 3rd Interval, 1st Period

E-Mail Address: rdolans@entergy.com

Phone Number: (914) 736-8458


Interview

Question: How many personnel do you have in your ISI/IST organization and how are the responsibilities distributed between the ISI/NDE, Risk Informed, Pump and Valve, Containment, System Pressure Test, Snubber, Repair/Replacement Programs, etc.?

Dolansky: One IST Engineer who is responsible for pumps and valves, system pressure testing, and of snubbers. One ISI Engineer responsible for ISI. An Appendix J Engineer responsible for Appendix J, and of snubbers. NDE is performed by QC and outside vendors.

Question: How much of the NDE is actually performed by your organization, if any, in lieu of utilizing outside vender support, and if so, what savings have you recognized by using your in-house personnel?

Dolansky: Most ISI inspections are performed by an outside vendor.

Question: What changes have you made in your organizational structure or reporting functions that you have found to be beneficial?

Dolansky: We are in the process of making some organizational changes but have not completed them so I cannot say how beneficial they will be yet.

Question: What code cases or relief requests have you implemented that has proven to be very helpful and cost effective?

Dolansky: We have a relief request which allows us to not remove insulation from bolted connections as required by IWA-5242.

Question: Has your organization implemented a risk informed ISI or IST program, and if so, what Code Cases or methodology did you incorporate and what benefits and savings have you realized? What was the scope of the program and the approximate costs to develop the program? Were there any unexpected problems encountered while developing the program? Did you receive any requests for additional information from the NRC and has your program been approved?

Dolansky: We have not implemented a risk informed IST program. We have implemented a risk informed ISI program but I do not have any information on that since I am the IST Engineer.

Question: What form of training has proven to be the most successful for your group; in-house instruction, vendor instruction, organizational instruction (EPRI, NSSS, etc.), conferences, technical meetings, online learning, etc.? What ISI/NDE training seminars are you considering for attendance in the near future?

Dolansky: NRC/ASME symposium on pump and valve testing. Since I am the IST engineer I am not involved in NDE.

Question: What new NDE techniques, technology, or special NDE situations have you encountered recently and were they successful?

Dolansky: Since I am the IST engineer I am not involved in NDE.

Question: Has your organization implemented the requirements for ASME Section XI, Appendix VIII, of the 1995 Edition with the 1996 Addenda? Did you utilize the recommended EPRI format for relief requests, and if so, which ones? What is the approval status of your relief requests and what problems or successes have you encountered in implementing Appendix VIII?

Dolansky: Since I am the IST engineer I am not involved in NDE.

Question: What do you find to be the most difficult part of your job?

Dolansky: Responding to questionnaires.

Question: What have you found to be the most humorous experience on the job?

Dolansky: Responding to the question immediately above.

Question: Have you had any difficulties or questions regarding the code classification of system components or establishing the code classification boundaries? If so, what difficulties or questions did you encounter and how did you resolve the issues? What technical positions did you take?

Dolansky: Yes, a question arose as to whether you could apply the exemptions from IWB, IWC, and IWD to snubbers. Specifically, is it a requirement to perform a VT-2 on a 2" Class 2 snubber per IWF-5300 if the supports on either side are exempted from a VT-2 inspection by IWC-1222. We have submitted a relief request regarding this.

Question: Have you had any difficulties or questions applying the Section XI Repair/Replacement Rules to components, spare parts, etc., and if so, what difficulties or questions did you encounter and how did you resolve the issues? What technical positions did you take?

Dolansky: No.

Question: Does your organization plan to implement a Section XI edition and/or addenda that is later than currently required in 10 CFR 50, and if so, what benefits do you anticipate?

Dolansky: No.

Question: Do your NDE procedures include a methodology for calculating the examination coverage for limited examinations, and if so, how is this calculation performed and what considerations are included?

Dolansky: Since I am the IST engineer I am not involved in NDE.

Question: Does your plant share any calibration blocks on a regular basis with other plants outside of your organization, and if so, what types of blocks do you share and who do you share them with?

Dolansky: Since I am the IST engineer I am not involved in NDE.

Question: As outages become shorter and shorter, how are you able to handle your ISI workload during the outage? Are you supplementing your staff with additional temporary personnel or are some tasks getting deferred?

Dolansky: Since I am the IST engineer I am not involved in ISI.

Question: Has your current or prior organization ever lost accountability of their ISI/IST program due to inadequate record keeping, non-documented plant modifications, etc.? What activities were lacking that led to the situation? What efforts were required to reconcile, verify, and/or validate the database to get the program back to a state of confidence? What controls were put in place to ensure that such an incident would not occur again?

Dolansky: Not that I am aware of.

Question: What type of software do you use to track and analyze ISI program commitments and inspection data? Was the software developed by your organization or purchased from a vender? Does it adequately meet your needs? If not, why not?

Dolansky: Since I am the IST engineer I am not involved in ISI.


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