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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret solid transfer system theories in a process plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10522  Interpret solid transfer system theories in a process plant 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to classify solid transfer methods, identify deficiencies and interpret operating philosophies on a solid transfer system. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Engineering science NQF level 2, Exposure to the related process plant configuration. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
All types of solid transfer systems used in the industrial process environment.
See the range statements in the specific outcomes.
  • Conveyer belts.
  • Chain Conveyers.
  • Bucket elevators.
  • Pneumatic transportation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Classify solid transfer methods. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Conveyer belts, bucket elevators, pneumatic transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Types of transfer methods identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Solid transfer application theories defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Conveyor system functional design and construction known and understood. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Idlers, tension devices, transfer chute, drives, scrapers, pulleys, Electro magnets, dust suppression systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Bucket elevator design and construction known and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Pneumatic transportation system theory and construction known and understood. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Variables in Atkinson's formula.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify solid transfer system transfer deficiencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Solid transfer systems protection theories defined. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inclusive but not limited to Limit switches, Drift switches, reverse running protection, Block chute detectors, trip cord, motion detection.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Potential out of normal solid transfer system conditions identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inclusive but not limited to noisy Idlers, loose lagging on pulley, torn conveyor belt.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Solid transfer system safety is known and understood. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret solid transfer system operating philosophies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Sequential start-up / shut down theory describe. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Interlocking start-up / shut down permissives.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Belt loading methods understood. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inclusive but not limited to Coal feeders, tipper cars, and flopper gates.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Loading measurement principles identified. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    According to SAQA requirements.

    Moderation: Standard Generating Group Fossil Power Plant Operations-Technical Group. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Understanding of technical concepts and theories related to solid transfer principles employed in process plant environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying & solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization, and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
    a. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
    b. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
    c. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
    d. Exploring education and career opportunities.
    e. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Occupational Role: Process Plant Operator.

    Assess learner`s transfer system in relation to the product. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  35941   National Certificate: Pulp and paper Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-02-11  Was FPMSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23677   National Certificate: Power Plant Auxiliary Systems Operation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61549   National Certificate: Power Plant Auxiliary Systems Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. DEE K LOGISTICS 
    2. ESKOM DRANKENSBURG PUMP STORAGE (PEAKING) 
    3. ESKOM DUVHA POWER STATION - OPERATIONS 
    4. ESKOM INGULA PUMP STORAGE SCHEME (PEAKING) 
    5. ESKOM KRIEL POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
    6. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 



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