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

Maintain fluid power / pneumatic systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13321  Maintain fluid power / pneumatic systems 
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 4  NQF Level 04  16 
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
253361  Maintain pneumatic systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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 Engineering Fitting (NQF level 4) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners can perform routine maintenance on a fluid power system to ensure operational integrity. They will understand the importance of maintenance in fluid power work and how it is achieved. This will include a basic knowledge of filtration, fluid conditioning techniques and the use of hand tools to maintain fluid power systems. 

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 pipe systems. 

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. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prepare for fluid power / pneumatic system maintenance. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Plan and prepare includes obtaining documentation, interpreting engineering drawings, maintenance schedules and procedures and selecting appropriate tools and equipment.
  • Making system safe includes isolation, depressurisation and using protective equipment. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. System is ensured to be safe
    2. System non-conformances are identified
    3. System maintenance activities are performed
    4. Plant care checks are undertaken
    5. System is returned to service

    Indicators
    1. Applicable system for closing down is identified and confirmed
    2. Fluid power system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    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 system or component
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    9. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    10. Fluids and levels in the system are checked to meet operational requirements
    11. Accumulator pre-charge pressures are visually checked
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System is timeously re-energised
    14. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    17. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    18. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing routine maintenance and identifying problems
    19. System and equipment condition report is accurate and clear
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Fluid power and pneumatic systems
  • The selection of components and why
  • Consequences of non-conforming design
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to making the system safe
  • Consequences of not checking system fluid levels
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Difference(s) between hydrostatic and hydrodynamics
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Purpose and importance of pressure relief valves (hydraulics) and pressure regulators (pneumatics)
  • The importance of using components with suitable pressure rating

    2. 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 maintenance activity. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Hazardous areas include confined spaces, fluid handling, explosion hazards and ventilation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. System is ensured to be safe
    2. System non-conformances are identified
    3. System maintenance activities are performed
    4. Plant care checks are undertaken
    5. System is returned to service

    Indicators
    1. Applicable system for closing down is identified and confirmed
    2. Fluid power system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    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 system or component
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    9. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    10. Fluids and levels in the system are checked to meet operational requirements
    11. Accumulator pre-charge pressures are visually checked
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System is timeously re-energised
    14. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    17. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    18. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing routine maintenance and identifying problems
    19. System and equipment condition report is accurate and clear
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Fluid power and pneumatic systems
  • The selection of components and why
  • Consequences of non-conforming design
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to making the system safe
  • Consequences of not checking system fluid levels
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Difference(s) between hydrostatic and hydrodynamics
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Purpose and importance of pressure relief valves (hydraulics) and pressure regulators (pneumatics)
  • The importance of using components with suitable pressure rating

    2. 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 fluid power / pneumatic system. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify problems and take corrective action 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Maintain includes identifying defects, repairing and or replacing components, checking of filters, breathers, traps, drains, lubricators, lubricants, tubing and piping.
  • Hydraulic system components include fixed displacement pumps, fluid conditioning equipment, pressure relief valves, directional control valves, flow control valves, actuators, fluid conductors and gauges.
  • Pneumatic system components include supply manifolds, air preparation equipment, pressure regulators, flow control valves, directional control valves, actuators and gauges.
  • Problems include severe leaks, strange noises and reversed connections. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. System is ensured to be safe
    2. System non-conformances are identified
    3. System maintenance activities are performed
    4. Plant care checks are undertaken
    5. System is returned to service

    Indicators
    1. Applicable system for closing down is identified and confirmed
    2. Fluid power system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    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 system or component
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    9. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    10. Fluids and levels in the system are checked to meet operational requirements
    11. Accumulator pre-charge pressures are visually checked
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System is timeously re-energised
    14. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    17. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    18. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing routine maintenance and identifying problems
    19. System and equipment condition report is accurate and clear
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Fluid power and pneumatic systems
  • The selection of components and why
  • Consequences of non-conforming design
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to making the system safe
  • Consequences of not checking system fluid levels
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Difference(s) between hydrostatic and hydrodynamics
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Purpose and importance of pressure relief valves (hydraulics) and pressure regulators (pneumatics)
  • The importance of using components with suitable pressure rating

    2. 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 
    Apply quality checks on completed work. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Quality checks include commissioning system and inspecting for leaks, lubricant and coolant levels and also inspecting for accuracy, neatness and compliance with design fundamentals 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. System is ensured to be safe
    2. System non-conformances are identified
    3. System maintenance activities are performed
    4. Plant care checks are undertaken
    5. System is returned to service

    Indicators
    1. Applicable system for closing down is identified and confirmed
    2. Fluid power system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    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 system or component
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    9. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    10. Fluids and levels in the system are checked to meet operational requirements
    11. Accumulator pre-charge pressures are visually checked
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System is timeously re-energised
    14. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    17. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    18. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing routine maintenance and identifying problems
    19. System and equipment condition report is accurate and clear
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Fluid power and pneumatic systems
  • The selection of components and why
  • Consequences of non-conforming design
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to making the system safe
  • Consequences of not checking system fluid levels
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Difference(s) between hydrostatic and hydrodynamics
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Purpose and importance of pressure relief valves (hydraulics) and pressure regulators (pneumatics)
  • The importance of using components with suitable pressure rating

    2. 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 post-repair activities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Post repair activities include cleaning up, processing documentation and reporting system maintenance activities to responsible persons 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. System is ensured to be safe
    2. System non-conformances are identified
    3. System maintenance activities are performed
    4. Plant care checks are undertaken
    5. System is returned to service

    Indicators
    1. Applicable system for closing down is identified and confirmed
    2. Fluid power system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    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 system or component
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    9. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    10. Fluids and levels in the system are checked to meet operational requirements
    11. Accumulator pre-charge pressures are visually checked
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System is timeously re-energised
    14. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    17. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    18. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing routine maintenance and identifying problems
    19. System and equipment condition report is accurate and clear
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Fluid power and pneumatic systems
  • The selection of components and why
  • Consequences of non-conforming design
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to making the system safe
  • Consequences of not checking system fluid levels
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Difference(s) between hydrostatic and hydrodynamics
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Purpose and importance of pressure relief valves (hydraulics) and pressure regulators (pneumatics)
  • The importance of using components with suitable pressure rating

    2. 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 
    Care for and store system maintenance tools and equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools and equipment include containers, blanking flanges, plates and plugs, absorbent material, hand tools and cleaning equipment and fluids 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. System is ensured to be safe
    2. System non-conformances are identified
    3. System maintenance activities are performed
    4. Plant care checks are undertaken
    5. System is returned to service

    Indicators
    1. Applicable system for closing down is identified and confirmed
    2. Fluid power system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    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 system or component
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    9. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    10. Fluids and levels in the system are checked to meet operational requirements
    11. Accumulator pre-charge pressures are visually checked
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System is timeously re-energised
    14. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    17. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    18. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing routine maintenance and identifying problems
    19. System and equipment condition report is accurate and clear
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Fluid power and pneumatic systems
  • The selection of components and why
  • Consequences of non-conforming design
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to making the system safe
  • Consequences of not checking system fluid levels
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Difference(s) between hydrostatic and hydrodynamics
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Purpose and importance of pressure relief valves (hydraulics) and pressure regulators (pneumatics)
  • The importance of using components with suitable pressure rating

    2. 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 
    Report on system condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. System is ensured to be safe
    2. System non-conformances are identified
    3. System maintenance activities are performed
    4. Plant care checks are undertaken
    5. System is returned to service

    Indicators
    1. Applicable system for closing down is identified and confirmed
    2. Fluid power system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    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 system or component
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    9. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    10. Fluids and levels in the system are checked to meet operational requirements
    11. Accumulator pre-charge pressures are visually checked
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System is timeously re-energised
    14. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    17. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    18. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing routine maintenance and identifying problems
    19. System and equipment condition report is accurate and clear
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Fluid power and pneumatic systems
  • The selection of components and why
  • Consequences of non-conforming design
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to making the system safe
  • Consequences of not checking system fluid levels
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Difference(s) between hydrostatic and hydrodynamics
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Purpose and importance of pressure relief valves (hydraulics) and pressure regulators (pneumatics)
  • The importance of using components with suitable pressure rating

    2. 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 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to system maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. System is ensured to be safe
    2. System non-conformances are identified
    3. System maintenance activities are performed
    4. Plant care checks are undertaken
    5. System is returned to service

    Indicators
    1. Applicable system for closing down is identified and confirmed
    2. Fluid power system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    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 system or component
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    9. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    10. Fluids and levels in the system are checked to meet operational requirements
    11. Accumulator pre-charge pressures are visually checked
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System is timeously re-energised
    14. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    17. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    18. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing routine maintenance and identifying problems
    19. System and equipment condition report is accurate and clear
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Fluid power and pneumatic systems
  • The selection of components and why
  • Consequences of non-conforming design
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to making the system safe
  • Consequences of not checking system fluid levels
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Difference(s) between hydrostatic and hydrodynamics
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Purpose and importance of pressure relief valves (hydraulics) and pressure regulators (pneumatics)
  • The importance of using components with suitable pressure rating

    2. 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 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. System is ensured to be safe
    2. System non-conformances are identified
    3. System maintenance activities are performed
    4. Plant care checks are undertaken
    5. System is returned to service

    Indicators
    1. Applicable system for closing down is identified and confirmed
    2. Fluid power system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    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 system or component
    7. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    8. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    9. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    10. Fluids and levels in the system are checked to meet operational requirements
    11. Accumulator pre-charge pressures are visually checked
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System is timeously re-energised
    14. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    15. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    16. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    17. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    18. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing routine maintenance and identifying problems
    19. System and equipment condition report is accurate and clear
    20. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Fluid power and pneumatic systems
  • The selection of components and why
  • Consequences of non-conforming design
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to making the system safe
  • Consequences of not checking system fluid levels
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • Consequences of not topping up low lubricant levels
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Difference(s) between hydrostatic and hydrodynamics
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Purpose and importance of pressure relief valves (hydraulics) and pressure regulators (pneumatics)
  • The importance of using components with suitable pressure rating

    2. 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:
  • Consumables, lubricants, cleaning agents used
  • Equipment on which maintenance is performed
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic components
  • Systems

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • System defects
  • End users of system design
  • Pressure hazards
  • Working fluids

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

    Purpose of:
  • Making system safe
  • Performing system maintenance
  • Following maintenance schedules
  • Designing simple systems
  • Interpreting instruction
  • Adhering to system design principles
  • Adhering to safety, health and environmental legislation
  • Pressure relief valves or pressure regulators
  • Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of overlooking system maintenance
  • Acquiring required lubricants, consumables and cleaning agents
  • Performing system maintenance
  • System design
  • Implications of overlooking design fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to safety, health and environmental legislation
  • Making fluid power system safe

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Making system safe
  • Re-energising system
  • Servicing components
  • Performing visual inspections
  • Checking lubricant levels
  • Topping up lubricants
  • For minimising wastage
  • Identifying problems
  • Identify and select required components
  • Designing system
  • Reporting on system operation
  • Handling and storage of components
  • Isolation technique and procedure
  • Ensuring it is safe to re-energise system
  • Re-energising system
  • Checking lubricant levels

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Hazards of pressure
  • Fluid power
  • Working fluids
  • Applicable quality assurance fundamentals
  • Pressure

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between maintained system 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 system 

  • 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 system 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 system
  • Make decisions based on that information 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report condition of system 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 253361, which is "Maintain pneumatic systems", Level 4, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58270   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  23275   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23256   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48727   National Certificate: Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Technical Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  58275   Further Education and Training Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    2. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    3. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    4. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    5. Nqoba Lift Consultants T/A Nqoba Training (ORMONDE) (TP) 
    6. OTIS (PTY) LTD (Wadeville)(TP) 
    7. Shukela Training Centre 



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