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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Maintain heat exchangers and pressure vessels 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13278  Maintain heat exchangers and pressure vessels 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-05-15  2008-06-25  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-06-25   2012-06-25  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
253434  Maintain heat exchangers and pressure vessels  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

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 Mechanical Engineering Fitting (NQF level 3) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners are able to identify a range of heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their application and are able to inspect heat exchangers, determine faults, assess requirements for repair, and remove and replace heat exchangers, conduct pressure tests in order to ensure operational integrity of the system. 

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 and equipment maintenance in the engineering area.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to perform routine maintenance. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.

The learner should be able to work autonomously with minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.

Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prepare for heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance / pressure testing. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Planning and preparation includes obtaining documentation and selecting appropriate tools and safety equipment, identification of the equipment to be maintained / pressure tested, obtaining maintenance schedules and manufacturer specifications for specific equipment to be maintained / pressure tested (specific pressure applicable to pressure vessel), interpreting engineering drawings 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Site and equipment are prepared for heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators:

1. System is confirmed to be isolated
2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

Understanding confirmed:

Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel are maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pressure test is conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Heat exchangers and pressure vessels are checked for compliance with operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the 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. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Preparation includes ensuring system is safe .
  • Making system safe includes isolation and applying protective equipment.
  • Isolation includes electrical and mechanical energy.
  • Equipment preparation includes equipment cleaning / surface preparation and equipment blanking off for pressure testing. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel are maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pressure test is conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Heat exchangers and pressure vessels are checked for compliance with operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect and assess heat exchanger / pressure vessel condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel are maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pressure test is conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Heat exchangers and pressure vessels are checked for compliance with operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain heat exchanger and pressure vessels. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify problems and take corrective action 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Heat exchangers include floating head, U-tube and fixed tube types.
  • Maintenance includes inspection for damage and wear, removal, repair and fitment of heat exchanger components and assemblies.
  • Consumables include sealing agents and fasteners, tube brushes.
  • Problems include non-conforming components, excessive heat / cold, leaks. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel are maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pressure test is conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Heat exchangers and pressure vessels are checked for compliance with operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conduct pressure test. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Pressure test must comply with applicable safe operating procedures and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel are maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pressure test is conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Heat exchangers and pressure vessels are checked for compliance with operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Check heat exchanger for compliance with operational requirements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Check includes visual inspection and performing associated tests.
  • Operational requirements include pressure test against manufacture specs, effective cooling / heating of medium. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel are maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pressure test is conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Heat exchangers and pressure vessels are checked for compliance with operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Care for and store heat exchanger maintenance tools and equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools and equipment include absorbent material, hand tools and cleaning equipment and fluids 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel are maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pressure test is conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Heat exchangers and pressure vessels are checked for compliance with operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Record information on work done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel are maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pressure test is conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Heat exchangers and pressure vessels are checked for compliance with operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel are maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pressure test is conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Heat exchangers and pressure vessels are checked for compliance with operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 10 
    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 heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel are maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pressure test is conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Heat exchangers and pressure vessels are checked for compliance with operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Heat exchanger and pressure vessel condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. Heat exchanger is inspected and non-conformances identified
    3. Heat exchanger maintenance requirements are determined
    4. Maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    5. Maintained heat exchanger is checked for conformance with manufacturer specifications
    6. Safe maximum working pressure is not exceeded
    7. Pressure test equipment are certified and calibrated
    8. Pressure increase and release is gradual
    9. Statutory pressure test is witnessed by an approved inspection authority
    10. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    11. Heat exchanger / pressure vessel records are completed and processed
    12. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    13. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    14. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for heat exchanger maintenance process and identifying problems
    16. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Heat exchangers and pressure vessels and their characteristics
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality awareness: implications of system maintenance that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable heat exchanger maintenance theory
  • Pressure testing procedures and techniques
  • Under/over pressurising the heat exchanger
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the 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:
  • Heat exchanger and components
  • Pressure vessels
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Quality terminology and concepts
  • Defects on equipment and components
  • Pressure test equipment

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Typical heat exchanger faults and defects
  • End users of heat exchanger and pressure vessel

    Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying heat exchanger related defects and non-conformances and the causes thereof

    Purpose of:
  • Preparing site and equipment for maintenance process
  • Selecting correct type of blanks
  • Maintaining heat exchangers and pressure vessels
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting problems
  • Pressure testing
  • Dissipating heat
  • Venting

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

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Identifying component defects
  • Maintaining heat exchanger components
  • Maintaining pressure vessels
  • Starting up
  • Draining and purging
  • Preparing consumables, replacement components / parts for maintenance
  • Pressure testing
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting procedures
  • Depressurising the exchanger

    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 maintenance of heat exchangers and pressure vessels, e.g. Volume, flow, heat dissipation, pressure, density
  • Applicable mathematical concepts, e.g. volume and area calculations

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship of the heat exchanger maintenance process to the production process 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team:
  • Interact with colleagues and team members in order to maintain heat exchanger and pressure vessel 

  • 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 heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance 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 heat exchanger and pressure vessel maintenance process 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 253434, which is "Maintain heat exchangers and pressure vessels", Level 3, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23274   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23255   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58288   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. A&R ENGINEERING & MINING SUPPLIES PTY LTD 
    2. Adcorp Technical Training 
    3. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    4. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    5. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    6. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    7. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    8. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    9. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    10. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    11. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    12. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    13. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    14. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 



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