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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain temperature equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114617  Maintain temperature equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
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 
This unit standard is for persons in the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology field.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Maintain Temperature equipment.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Safety procedures according to statutory and manufacturer requirements
  • Principles of temperature measurement
  • Types of temperature measurement
  • Calculations and units of measurement used in temperature measurement
  • Physical properties of the product being measured 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Temperature measurement principles includes but is not limited to resistive, radiation, electrical and expansion of liquids.

    The range of temperature equipment includes but is not limited to temperature switches, temperature transmitters, temperature gauges, temperature probes.

    Maintaining temperature equipment includes isolation, removal, calibration, installation and commissioning.

    Safety precautions include the use of all personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.

    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to SANS and OSH Act and manufacturers specifications. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare to isolate and de-isolate temperature equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job requirements are correctly interpreted according to instructions and/or instrumentation diagrams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are correctly selected according to job requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The location for the isolation of temperature equipment is correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Authorisation for access to restricted areas is obtained from the relevant personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The correct safety equipment and material required is obtained from the appropriate sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The working schedule is effectively communicated to all affected parties. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Isolate and remove temperature equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The area where isolation is to be carried out is correctly prepared for the isolation procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct tools are selected and used according to the job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process associated with Measurement, Control and Instrumentation and electrical equipment is correctly identified and isolated according to the isolation procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All safety precautions are adhered to before, during and after the isolation and removal procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The temperature equipment is correctly removed in accordance with manufacturers procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Calibrate temperature equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct calibration, test equipment and relevant manuals/data sheets are selected for the calibration procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct tools are selected and used according to the job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The calibration, test and temperature equipment is correctly prepared for the calibration process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The temperature equipment is calibrated within the tolerances specified by the manufactures calibration manuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The calibration sheets and associated documentation is accurately completed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install, de-isolate and commission the temperature equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The temperature equipment is installed in the correct location as per Measurement, Control and Instrumentation drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process associated with Measurement, Control and Instrumentation and electrical equipment is correctly de-isolated according to the de-isolation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All safety precautions are adhered to before, during and after the installation, de-isolation and commissioning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct operation of the temperature equipment is verified according to the workplace operating instructions and Measurement, Control and Instrumentation drawing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Establish normal conditions after maintenance of temperature equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The waste is disposed of correctly according to workplace and manufacturers instructions taking environmental awareness into account. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All tools and equipment are checked, cleaned and correctly stored as per workplace and manufacturers procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The workplace is restored to original state as per housekeeping standards and work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All documentation is accurately completed and filed or submitted to the relevant personnel. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Workshop procedures including house keeping practices according to statutory requirements.
  • Specific work site safety practices relating to the use of temperature equipment including the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.
  • Names, locations and functions of temperature equipment and their accessories.
  • Hazards and preventive precautions associated with temperature equipment.
  • Company quality standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills - faulty equipment identified and reported. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - working under supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills - reporting faulty temperature equipment and interpreting job requirements. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48696   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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