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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and state application of belt drives, couplings, gearboxes and bearings used on air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants and recognize misaligned, mismatched and worn components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116233  Identify and state application of belt drives, couplings, gearboxes and bearings used on air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants and recognize misaligned, mismatched and worn components 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9422  Identify & state the application of belt drives, couplings, gearboxes & bearings used on air-conditioning, refrigeration & ventilation plants & recognize misaligned, mismatched & worn components  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
  • Identify and state the typical applications of belt drives, couplings, gearboxes and bearings used on air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants,
    Recognize and state the consequences of mismatched belts and pulleys, misaligned belt drives and couplings.
  • State the lubricating requirements of bearings. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Identify components of air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants and where belt drives, couplings, gearboxes and bearings are used in these. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Typical applications are for fans, pumps and refrigeration compressors.

    Gearboxes:
    Gearboxes for increasing or decreasing rotational speed.

    Couplings:
    Tyre couplings, disc couplings, belt and coupling guards,

    Belts
    V-belts, wedge or special profile (S.P.) belts, V-pulleys, S.P. pulleys, adjustable pitch pulleys, belt sizes, matched sets of belts.

    Bearings:
    Ball bearings, roller bearings, journal bearings, flange bearings, self-aligning bearings, plummer blocks, pillow blocks and bronze bushes.

    Bearing lubrication systems:
    Sealed, greased and oiled bearings. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify gearboxes, couplings and belts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Gearboxes are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tyre couplings and disc couplings are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    V-belts and wedge belts are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    V-belts on S.P. pulleys and/or S.P. belts on V-pulleys are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Belts of a given size are correctly selected from a mixed group of belts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Matched sets are correctly assembled from a group of belts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Belt guards are correctly identified as distinct from coupling guards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify faulty couplings, belts and drives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Possible faults on couplings, belts and drives are listed and explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Belts and/or pulleys with unacceptable wear are pointed out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Misaligned belt drives are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Misaligned couplings are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of applying faulty couplings, belts or drives are listed and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    State the typical applications of belt drives, couplings and gearboxes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Typical applications of gearboxes are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Typical applications of couplings are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Typical applications of V-belts are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Typical applications of the various pulleys and belts are listed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    State and explain the consequences of belts mismatched for length, for type and for pulley. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Belt matching for length and type stated is in compliance with the SABS standard and manufacturers' recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consequences of mismatching belts for length and type on the life of the belts and pulleys are stated and explained and are in accordance with those stated by the manufacturers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Belt and pulley combinations and compatibilities stated are in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of mismatching belt and pulley combinations and compatibilities on the life of the belts and pulleys are stated and explained and are in accordance with those stated by the manufacturers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    State the consequences of misaligned belt drives and couplings and of wrongly tensioned belts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Alignment tolerances for belt drives stated are in compliance with manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Alignment tolerances for couplings stated are in compliance with manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of misalignment on the life of the belts, pulleys and other components are stated and explained and are in accordance with those stated by the manufacturers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of misalignment on the life of the couplings and other components are stated and explained and are in accordance with those stated by the manufacturers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Belt tensioning values are determined correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Consequences of over- or under-tensioning belts are listed and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Identify and state typical application of various types of bearings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Each type of bearing is correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The typical application of all types of bearings are stated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of wrongly applied bearings are discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Explain the different methods of lubricating bearings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different methods of lubricating bearings are stated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of under or over-lubricating bearings are explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment.
    The assessor must have knowledge and experience of air-conditioning or refrigeration. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The necessity of installing and servicing equipment correctly in order to make it last longer.
    The effect of proper lubrication of bearings on the life of the bearing.
    Belt sizing tolerances, pulley types and sizes, consequences of mismatching, misaligning of belt and coupling drives.
    Consequences of over- or under-tensioning of belts.
    Methods of lubricating bearings. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Selecting the correct belts, pulleys and couplings
  • Selecting lubrication methods for bearings 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Selecting required components and tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Identify different types of belts, pulleys, couplings and bearings and state methods of lubricating bearings
  • State consequences of faulty selection of equipment or lubrication systems 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard, 9422, "Identify and state the application of belt drivers, couplings, gearboxes and bearings used on air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants and recognize misaligned, mismatched and worn components", Level 2, 8 credits.

    Supplementary information:
    This unit standard applies only to belts, pulleys, couplings and bearings commonly used on air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation equipment 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48959   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65449   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  65489   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    3. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN (Pinelands Campus)(DTTC) 
    4. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
    5. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    6. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    7. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    8. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    9. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    10. Shukela Training Centre 
    11. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    12. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    13. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    14. Wavelength T.T.I 
    15. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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