Lesson Learned Statement:Purchased equipment and components should be packaged, stored, and handled to the same level of requirements imposed on suppliers to prevent damage, deterioration, or contamination of the items before they installed.
Discussion:A DOE-RL audit in October 1998 identified the following weaknesses in the procurement and on-site packaging, storage, and handling of HEPA filters:
Analysis:Not all facility engineers were aware of the need to invoke Hanford specifications HNF-S-0552 or HNF-S-0447 when requisitioning HEPA filters. Even when they did use the appropriate specifications for procurement, they did not always specify the packaging, storage, and handling requirements to the warehouse. As a result, facility personnel could obtain HEPA filters from the warehouse without being made aware of the required packaging, storage, and handling requirements.
Recommended Actions:Corrective actions included:
Requisitioners must assure that they know the appropriate standards when ordering equipment or components, and:
Personnel drawing items from the warehouse should request a copy of any associated IAR to obtain and maintain the proper packaging, storage and handling requirements at the facility prior to installation. This will maintain the integrity of items in on-site storage and mitigate unnecessary damage or rejection of equipment and components prior to installation.
Originator:Fluor Hanford, Inc. Submitted by Bill Petrie, (509) 376-3162
Contact:Project Hanford Lessons Learned Coordinator; (509) 373-7664; FAX 376-6112
Name Of Authorized Derivative Classifier:Not required
Name Of Reviewing Official:John Bickford
Priority Descriptor:Blue / Information
Keywords:HEPA filter; ventilation; storage; requisition
References:PAD-AUD-99-002, Audit of FDH HEPA Filter Procurement and Installation Quality Assurance;
Letter FDH-9954750, Corrective Actions for Richland Operations Office Audit of HEPA Filters,
PAD-AUD-99-002, Corrective Action File Number FDH-QS-DE-QA-19990465
WAC-246-247, HNF-PRO-298, Nonconforming Item Reporting and Control
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DOE Function / Work Categories:Engineering Design and Construction - Nuclear
Material - Material Handling
Material - Material Storage
ISM Category:Perform Work
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