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

Identify refrigerant containers, explain handling procedures and discuss the use of refrigerants 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9413  Identify refrigerant containers, explain handling procedures and discuss the use of refrigerants 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2001-06-13  2004-06-13  SAQA 0836/01 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-06-13   2008-06-13  

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
116334  Identify refrigerant containers, explain handling procedures and discuss the use of refrigerants  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Identify the containers for commonly used refrigerants and safely handle these without harmful effects on persons and the environment. Demonstrate awareness of the Montreal Protocol. Discuss the use of refrigerants in cooling plants. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Reading, writing and ability to recognize different colours.
Consciousness of the importance of safety in handling heavy objects. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Commonly used refrigerants and properties such as smell, colour and toxicity.
Applications of refrigerants include air-conditioning, cold rooms, freezer rooms and transport refrigeration units. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify containers used for commonly used refrigerants 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Containers are correctly identified by their colour and/or the markings on the container. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The importance of selecting the correct container is stated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The consequences of using a wrong refrigerant are listed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Handle and store refrigerant containers without endangering persons or the environment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Refrigerant containers are handled and stored correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Personal protective equipment required is correctly identified and applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Safety procedures are stated and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Potential hazards are identified in accordance with worksite procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Possible hazards when working with new and used refrigerants and the effects these can have on persons and the environment are stated and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Work situations in which at least two competent persons are required for safety reasons are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Procedures in the event of accident, fire, and emergency are explained as laid down in company policy or standard procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Safe working practices that ensure personal safety are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9. Precautions to prevent contamination of containers are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate knowledge of the Montreal Protocol 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Reasons for the Montreal protocol and its provisions are stated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The refrigerants not being produced any longer are listed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Precautions to minimize loss of refrigerant are stated and explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Discuss the properties of the commonly used refrigerants 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The physical properties of the commonly used refrigerants are listed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The effect on humans, if inhaled, ingested or spilt on the body are discussed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Discuss the use of refrigerants in cooling plants 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The relationship between the temperature and the pressure of a refrigerant is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Correct use of a Pressure Temperature chart is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Typical applications of the commonly used refrigerants are stated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The consequences of using the wrong refrigerant or mixing refrigerants are stated and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The different charging methods and the reasons for these is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. The methods of transferring refrigerants to service cylinders and the possible hazards and limitations are discussed. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment.

The assessor must have knowledge and experience of air conditioning or refrigeration. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The relationship between the absolute Pressure and the Temperature of a refrigerant.
The effect of releasing refrigerants into the atmosphere and the effect this can have on the health and welfare of the world`s population.
The importance of safe handling of refrigerant containers. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems:
  • Selecting the correct refrigerant container 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Discuss the uses of refrigerants 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Handling containers 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understanding the hazards associated with the use of refrigerants
  • Understanding the effects refrigerants, when released into the atmosphere, can have on the environment 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 116334, which is "Identify refrigerant containers, explain handling procedures and discuss the use of refrigerants", Level 2, 3 credits.
    Supplementary information:

    Worksite procedures refer to the documented procedures for the worksite.
    Assessment should take place in real situations, where practical.

    The following reference material may be useful in the completion of this unit standard:
  • The OHS act and the SAIRAC Guide for the safe handling of refrigerants
  • The Montreal Protocol 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20719   National Certificate: Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-13  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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