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

Maintain compressors 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13323  Maintain compressors 
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  15 
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
253494  Maintain compressors  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15  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 4) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners are able to inspect compressors, determine faults, assess requirements for repair and remove, replace and set up compressors. 

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:
  • Maintain dynamic seals, bearings, pipes, drives, lubrication systems, fluid and pneumatic systems, heat exchangers and pressure vessels 

  • 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 compressor maintenance. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Planning and preparation includes obtaining documentation, interpreting engineering drawings, maintenance schedules, procedures and manufacturer's specifications and selecting appropriate tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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, depressurisation and using protective equipment
  • Isolation includes electrical, mechanical and potential energy 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 compressor maintenance requirements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Compressors include single and double acting reciprocating compressors.
  • Checks include visual and using measuring instruments. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 compressor. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify problems and take corrective action 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Maintenance includes identifying non-conforming components, removal, repair and installation of components and parts.
  • Compressor characteristics include usage and operating range / temperature, control of friction and interaction of moving surfaces.
  • Problems include non-conforming components, leaks, wear and damage, clearance pockets as well as defective suction and discharge valves. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 
    Check compressor for compliance with operational requirements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Operational requirements include volume and pressure, venting and lubrication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 absorbent material, hand tools and cleaning equipment and fluids 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 
    Record information on work done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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 compressor maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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, machines, equipment, materials and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is checked for compliance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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. Compressor condition is recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. System is confirmed to be isolated
    2. System maintenance consumables, parts and / or components are selected, fitted and adjusted to meet operational requirements
    3. Component manufacturer (valves, pistons and piston rings) assembly procedures are adhered to
    4. Non-conforming consumables, damaged or sub-standard components and equipment are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action taken
    5. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    6. Maintenance process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for compressor maintenance and identifying problems
    9. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Compressors, their characteristics and working principles
  • 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 compressor maintenance theory
  • Suction and discharge valves
  • Working principles of a reciprocating compressor
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    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:
  • Compressor and components
  • Tools and equipment used in the compressor maintenance process
  • Quality terminology and concepts

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Typical compressor faults and defects
  • End users of compressor
  • Types of compressors

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

    Purpose of:
  • Preparing site and equipment for maintenance process
  • Maintaining compressors
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting problems
  • Discharge and suction valves
  • Different piston rings

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of non-conformance
  • Causes and responses to common problems
  • Maintenance sequence and process
  • 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 compressor components
  • Starting up and stopping
  • Depressurising system
  • Preparing consumables, replacement components / parts for maintenance
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting procedures
  • Fitting techniques of the suction and discharge valves as well as the piston rings

    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 relating to the maintenance of compressors including pressure, heat, volumetric expansion
  • Applicable mathematical concepts

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship of the compressor 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 compressor 

  • 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 compressor 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 compressor maintenance process 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 253494, which is "Maintain compressors", Level 4, 16 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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 


    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. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    2. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 



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