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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine common steam faults and conduct generic steam tests 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116326  Determine common steam faults and conduct generic steam tests 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 standard is in the core category of the NQF Level 4 National Certificate in CTFL Mechanician Processes. Learners who are assessed competent with this unit standard are able to identify symptoms of system malfunctions, identify and select appropriate instruments, apply logical and systematic fault finding approaches as well as test steam-operated machinery for compliance. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained the National Certificate in CTFL Mechanician Processes at NQF Level 3 or equivalent qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Verbal or written questioning of mechanicians includes visual, sound and timing of occurrences.
  • Observation of machinery includes visual, hearing, smelling and touching.
  • Fault finding data includes data direct observation and measurement. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identifying symptoms which are related to steam system malfunctions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant symptoms are established by verbal or written questioning or direct observation of mechanicians in accordance with company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant symptoms are identified by direct observation of machinery in relation to standard industry definitions and terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Symptoms are associated to system malfunctions according to standard operating policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identifying and selecting appropriate instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and usage of different instruments is explained appropriate to manufacturers specifications and requirements and work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Calibration of instruments is explained appropriate to manufacturers specifications and requirements and work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Applying logical and systematic fault finding approaches to identify and locate fault causes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Faults are found and identified within agreed time frames in accordance with standard testing methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Faults and their cause are systematically located by tangible fault finding data in accordance with standard testing methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Faults and their causes are located without trial and error replacement of parts in accordance with standard testing methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fault finding methods are logical and are explained according to laid down procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Fault finding methods are repeated and the results are consistent and appropriate to company production plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Statistical data is analysed according to company policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Testing steam operated machinery and equipment for compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant test procedures are identified and described in accordance with manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tests are completed to determine that faults are rectified and machinery is operational as specified in conjunction with company testing methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recording and reporting of tests is completed according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Incidents of fault re-occurrences are identified and action is taken to prevent re-occurrences in accordance with company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Fault finding test results are identified and explained in terms of machinery specifications and according to procedures within the company. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies in the FET band or the relevant ETQA will accredit providers against this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Legislation requirements.
  • Fault finding methods and procedures for steam operated machinery.
  • Techniques for applying fault finding tests.
  • Principles of steam generation and distribution. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems so that recommendations on future fault finding methods can be improved. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others so that fault finding is made relevant and is credible. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise, analyse and evaluate information and data to aid decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively verbally or in writing ensuring that instructions are understood and applied. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to ensure that the most appropriate fault finding procedures are used. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems so that all components of fault finding are integrated. 

    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  48964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  FPMSETA 


    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. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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