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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain static seals in machines and / or equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13219  Maintain static seals in machines and / or equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners in the field of engineering require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Engineering Fitting (NQF level 2) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners are able to identify types of static seals, select for specific use, replace, and test static seals used in machines and equipment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for machine maintenance in the engineering area.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to use engineering hand tools, power tools and measuring equipment and maintain a safe and productive work area. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.
Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment.

All work is performed under supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prepare for seal replacement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Site and equipment are prepared for installation. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators:

1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

Understanding confirmed:

Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Static seal is maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Installation is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare site and equipment for seal replacement. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Preparation includes making system safe.
  • Making system safe includes isolation and applying protective equipment.
  • Isolation includes electrical and mechanical energy. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Static seal is maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Installation is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain static seals. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify problems and take corrective action 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Seal types include gaskets, "O" rings, sealing compounds, sheet, metallic and spiral wound, oil seals.
  • Replacement parts include making of "O" ring seals.
  • Problems include leaks, burning of seals, non-compatibility, leaks, thickness and size of seal 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Static seal is maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Installation is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Check equipment for compliance with operational requirements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Operational requirements include current static seal used, current tightening of static seal, correct, compatibility with different fluids and pressure capacity, suitable seal type for the application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Static seal is maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Installation is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Record information on work done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Static seal is maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Installation is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to replacing static seals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Static seal is maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Installation is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Work safely with care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Static seal is maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Installation is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Seal types are accurately identified and seal assembly inspected according to manufacturer specifications
    2. Appropriate tools and correct replacement method is determined relevant to seal assembly
    3. Seal assemblies are correctly removed from machine / equipment and component parts inspected for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Appropriate seals and replacement parts required are selected and obtained
    5. Seal and seal assemblies are prepared for installation in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    6. Equipment is prepared and inspected for installation
    7. Seals and seal assemblies are correctly fitted to machines and / or equipment
    8. Seal assemblies are tested for conformance with specifications
    9. Appropriate lubrication is applied where necessary to manufacturer specifications
    10. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    11. Replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    12. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    13. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing seals and identifying problems
    14. Seal replacement report is accurate and clear
    15. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The installation process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of seal replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else. The learner will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in his/her working environment.

    The learner will be assessed in the workplace but s/he can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names & functions of:
  • Static seals and seal assemblies
  • Tools and equipment used in replacement and fitting process
  • Engineering drawings
  • Quality terminology and concepts
  • Defects on static seals and seal assemblies

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • End users of machine / equipment
  • Characteristics of static seal material

    Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying static seal related problems

    Purpose of:
  • Preparing site and equipment for replacement
  • Testing seal assemblies
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting problems

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of non-conformance
  • Causes and responses to common problems
  • Replacement sequence and process
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. poor quality, using damaged or faulty tools equipment, using poor quality, damaged or faulty equipment in the replacement process, delaying reports about problems in work area

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Identifying seals and seal assemblies
  • Removing seal / seal assembly
  • Preparing seal assembly for installation
  • Seal installation techniques
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting procedures
  • Reason for leaks on static seals

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards
  • Applicable company policies and procedures

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable mechanical theory covering the replacement of seals and seal assemblies, e.g. pressure, heat (expansion and contraction), heat calculations
  • Applicable mathematical concepts

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship of the replaced seal to the production process 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise and respond to non-conforming seals 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team:
  • Interact with colleagues and team members in order to replace seals 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself:
  • According to procedures, following regular, consistent methodical work patterns
  • Manage resources and my time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect sensory and numeric information from the seal replacement process
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record outputs and incidents 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understand and explain mechanical theory relevant to the seal replacement process 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand and explain the purpose of replacing seals to the production process
  • Justify my actions as appropriate 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58269   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  23273   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23254   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Elective  65809   National Certificate: Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  78523   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    2. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    4. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    5. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    6. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus 
    7. Buscor 
    8. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    9. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    10. College of Production Technology 
    11. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    12. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    13. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    14. Eastcape Training Centre 
    15. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    16. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    17. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    18. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    19. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    20. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    21. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    22. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    23. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    24. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    25. Industry Training & Consulting cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    26. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    27. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    28. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    29. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    30. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    31. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    32. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    33. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    34. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    35. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    36. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    37. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    38. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    39. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    40. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    41. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    42. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    43. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    44. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    45. PHATSIMA ENGINEERING TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CC (Potchefstroom)(TP) 
    46. PUTCO Limited 
    47. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    48. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    49. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    50. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    51. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    52. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    53. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    54. Shukela Training Centre 
    55. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    56. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    57. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    58. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    59. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    60. Umfolozi FET College 
    61. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    62. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    63. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    64. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    65. Wavelength T.T.I 
    66. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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