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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain direct drives 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13280  Maintain direct drives 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

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

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Engineering Fitting (NQF level 3) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners can perform routine maintenance on direct drives to ensure operational integrity. This will include monitoring, repairing and alignment of direct drives. They will understand the importance of maintaining direct drives and how this is achieved. 

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 maintaining and caring for equipment in the engineering skills area.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to maintain indirect drives. 

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

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

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prepare for direct drive maintenance. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Plan and prepare includes reading and interpreting engineering drawings and task instructions.
  • Preparing includes ensuring system is safe.
  • Making system safe includes isolation and applying protective equipment.
  • Isolation includes electrical and mechanical. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Site and equipment are prepared for installation
    3. Direct drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational and meets specifications

    Indicators:

    1. Applicable direct drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate direct drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced / lubricated using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Direct drive gap, axial and radial alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual direct drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    13. Direct drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing maintenance and identifying problems
    16. Maintenance activities meet with customer requirements / specifications
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Direct drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Direct drives and their characteristics
  • Consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • Operational requirements of different drives
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • Checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • Caring for and storing maintenance tools and equipment
  • Protective guards
  • Installation of taper-lock bushes
  • Importance of fits and tolerances

    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 for direct drive maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Site and equipment are prepared for installation
    3. Direct drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational and meets specifications

    Indicators:

    1. Applicable direct drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate direct drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced / lubricated using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Direct drive gap, axial and radial alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual direct drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    13. Direct drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing maintenance and identifying problems
    16. Maintenance activities meet with customer requirements / specifications
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Direct drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Direct drives and their characteristics
  • Consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • Operational requirements of different drives
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • Checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • Caring for and storing maintenance tools and equipment
  • Protective guards
  • Installation of taper-lock bushes
  • Importance of fits and tolerances

    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 
    Maintain direct drive. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify problems and take corrective action 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Maintain includes identifying, inspect, removing and replacing drive components, keys and locking devices.
  • Direct drives include couplings and fluid drive types.
  • Problems include noise, non-power transmission, vibration, low fluid levels, lubrication and excessive wear and damage. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Site and equipment are prepared for installation
    3. Direct drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational and meets specifications

    Indicators:

    1. Applicable direct drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate direct drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced / lubricated using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Direct drive gap, axial and radial alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual direct drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    13. Direct drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing maintenance and identifying problems
    16. Maintenance activities meet with customer requirements / specifications
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Direct drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Direct drives and their characteristics
  • Consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • Operational requirements of different drives
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • Checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • Caring for and storing maintenance tools and equipment
  • Protective guards
  • Installation of taper-lock bushes
  • Importance of fits and tolerances

    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 
    Align direct drives. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Drive alignment tools include dial gauges / dial test indicators (DTI) and taper gauges.
  • Determine rock, shaft or coupling hub run-out, shim thickness and size meets specifications. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Site and equipment are prepared for installation
    3. Direct drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational and meets specifications

    Indicators:

    1. Applicable direct drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate direct drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced / lubricated using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Direct drive gap, axial and radial alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual direct drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    13. Direct drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing maintenance and identifying problems
    16. Maintenance activities meet with customer requirements / specifications
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Direct drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Direct drives and their characteristics
  • Consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • Operational requirements of different drives
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • Checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • Caring for and storing maintenance tools and equipment
  • Protective guards
  • Installation of taper-lock bushes
  • Importance of fits and tolerances

    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 
    Apply quality checks on completed work. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Quality checks include inspection for leaks, lubricant and coolant levels.
  • Operational requirements include drive, no vibration and the fitting of safety guards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Site and equipment are prepared for installation
    3. Direct drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational and meets specifications

    Indicators:

    1. Applicable direct drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate direct drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced / lubricated using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Direct drive gap, axial and radial alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual direct drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    13. Direct drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing maintenance and identifying problems
    16. Maintenance activities meet with customer requirements / specifications
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Direct drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Direct drives and their characteristics
  • Consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • Operational requirements of different drives
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • Checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • Caring for and storing maintenance tools and equipment
  • Protective guards
  • Installation of taper-lock bushes
  • Importance of fits and tolerances

    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 
    Conduct post-maintenance activities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Post maintenance activities include cleaning up, processing documentation and reporting maintenance activities to responsible persons.
  • Documentation includes inspection registers and maintenance schedules. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Site and equipment are prepared for installation
    3. Direct drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational and meets specifications

    Indicators:

    1. Applicable direct drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate direct drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced / lubricated using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Direct drive gap, axial and radial alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual direct drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    13. Direct drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing maintenance and identifying problems
    16. Maintenance activities meet with customer requirements / specifications
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Direct drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Direct drives and their characteristics
  • Consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • Operational requirements of different drives
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • Checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • Caring for and storing maintenance tools and equipment
  • Protective guards
  • Installation of taper-lock bushes
  • Importance of fits and tolerances

    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 direct drive maintenance tools and equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools and equipment include absorbent material, hand tools and cleaning equipment and fluids. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Site and equipment are prepared for installation
    3. Direct drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational and meets specifications

    Indicators:

    1. Applicable direct drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate direct drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced / lubricated using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Direct drive gap, axial and radial alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual direct drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    13. Direct drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing maintenance and identifying problems
    16. Maintenance activities meet with customer requirements / specifications
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Direct drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Direct drives and their characteristics
  • Consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • Operational requirements of different drives
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • Checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • Caring for and storing maintenance tools and equipment
  • Protective guards
  • Installation of taper-lock bushes
  • Importance of fits and tolerances

    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 
    Report on system condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Site and equipment are prepared for installation
    3. Direct drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational and meets specifications

    Indicators:

    1. Applicable direct drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate direct drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced / lubricated using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Direct drive gap, axial and radial alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual direct drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    13. Direct drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing maintenance and identifying problems
    16. Maintenance activities meet with customer requirements / specifications
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Direct drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Direct drives and their characteristics
  • Consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • Operational requirements of different drives
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • Checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • Caring for and storing maintenance tools and equipment
  • Protective guards
  • Installation of taper-lock bushes
  • Importance of fits and tolerances

    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 direct drive maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Site and equipment are prepared for installation
    3. Direct drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational and meets specifications

    Indicators:

    1. Applicable direct drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate direct drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced / lubricated using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Direct drive gap, axial and radial alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual direct drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    13. Direct drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing maintenance and identifying problems
    16. Maintenance activities meet with customer requirements / specifications
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Direct drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Direct drives and their characteristics
  • Consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • Operational requirements of different drives
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • Checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • Caring for and storing maintenance tools and equipment
  • Protective guards
  • Installation of taper-lock bushes
  • Importance of fits and tolerances

    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 due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Hazardous areas include confined spaces, fluid handling, explosion hazards and revolving machinery 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. System is made safe before starting intended task
    2. Site and equipment are prepared for installation
    3. Direct drive maintenance activities are carried out and drive is operational and meets specifications

    Indicators:

    1. Applicable direct drive is identified for shutting down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate direct drive is isolated in accordance with worksite procedures
    3. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    4. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    5. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    6. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the rest of the drive system
    7. Removed components are serviced / lubricated using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or drive system
    9. Direct drive gap, axial and radial alignment is within manufacturer specified tolerance
    10. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    11. Visual direct drive inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    12. Protective guards and systems are in place and functional
    13. Direct drive performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Maintenance is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing maintenance and identifying problems
    16. Maintenance activities meet with customer requirements / specifications
    17. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    18. Work environment is clean, tidy and safe
    19. Direct drive and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Direct drives and their characteristics
  • Consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • Operational requirements of different drives
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • Checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • Caring for and storing maintenance tools and equipment
  • Protective guards
  • Installation of taper-lock bushes
  • Importance of fits and tolerances

    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 
    My 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. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    I 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:
  • Consumables, lubricants, cleaning agents used
  • Types of couplings
  • Equipment on which maintenance is performed
  • Direct drives and drive assemblies
  • Tools and equipment used in direct drive maintenance process
  • Engineering drawings
  • Quality terminology and concepts

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Typical defects and their remedies
  • Properties of drive lubricants
  • Characteristics of drive types

    Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying problems during direct drive maintenance

    Purpose of:
  • Performing assembly maintenance
  • Following maintenance schedules
  • Direct drives
  • Fitting safety guards
  • Taperlocks and keys
  • Safety checks
  • Reporting non-conformances and problems

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of overlooking direct drive non-conformances
  • Acquiring required lubricants, consumables and cleaning agents
  • Performing direct drive maintenance
  • Incorrect fluid levels
  • Implications of applying heat to remove / replace direct drives
  • Implications of poor alignment results
  • Causes and responses to common problems
  • Replacement sequence and process
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. poor quality, using damaged or faulty tools equipment, using poor quality, damaged or faulty equipment in the replacement process, delaying reports about problems in work area

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Making direct drive safe
  • Checking that direct drive is safe
  • Maintaining components
  • Performing visual inspections
  • Performing routine maintenance
  • For minimising wastage
  • Identifying problems
  • Identify and select required components
  • Reporting on direct drive operation
  • Handling and storage of components
  • Removing and installing direct drives
  • Isolation technique and procedure
  • Posture during hand tool usage
  • Hand tool grip
  • Applying pressure
  • Communication procedures
  • Applicable recording and reporting procedures
  • Applicable safe working procedures
  • Applicable quality assurance procedures
  • Removing and replacing defective components
  • Direct drive fault finding
  • Recording and reporting procedures
  • Direct drive alignment procedures

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Equipment maintenance fundamentals
  • Associated engineering principles
  • Applicable fits and tolerances
  • Applicable quality assurance fundamentals
  • Force and torque
  • Applying pressure
  • Component inspection and fault finding
  • Direct drive alignment and methods of alignment

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between the maintained direct drive and the production process 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to the maintenance of a direct drive 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team:
  • Interact with colleagues and team members in order to acquire required consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself:
  • Apply the correct procedures and techniques for performing direct drive maintenance
  • Manage resources and my time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information off job instructions to maintain correct direct drive
  • Make decisions based on that information 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report condition of direct drive 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65129   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  66009   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  58288   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  23274   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  59669   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  23255   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  48727   National Certificate: Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Technical Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    4. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    5. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    6. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    7. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    11. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    12. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    13. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    14. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    15. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    16. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    17. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    18. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    19. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    20. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    21. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    22. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    23. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    24. PHATSIMA ENGINEERING TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CC (Potchefstroom)(TP) 
    25. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    26. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    27. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    28. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    29. Shukela Training Centre 
    30. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    31. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    32. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    33. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    34. Umfolozi FET College 
    35. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    36. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    37. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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