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

Maintain pipe systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13218  Maintain pipe systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-05-15  2008-06-11  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-06-11   2012-06-11  

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
253577  Maintain pipe systems and pipe components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners in the field of engineering require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.
The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Engineering Fitting (NQF level 2) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners can perform maintenance on a pipe system to ensure operational integrity. They will understand the importance of maintenance to the workings of pipe systems and how it is achieved. This will include a basic knowledge of pipe systems, filters, strainers, steam traps, mechanical valves and the use of tools and equipment to maintain pipe systems. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as the start of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for maintaining and caring for equipment in the engineering skills area.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to use engineering hand tools, power tools and measuring equipment, maintain a safe and productive work area and interpret basic engineering drawings 

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

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

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prepare for pipe system maintenance. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Plan and prepare includes reading and interpreting task instruction and engineering drawings.
  • Preparation includes ensuring system is safe.
  • Making system safe includes isolation, depressurisation and applying protective equipment.
  • Isolation includes electrical, mechanical and potential energy. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. System is made safe before starting intended task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System maintenance activities are carried out and pipe system is operational. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System and equipment condition is reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare site and equipment for pipe system maintenance. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Hazardous areas include confined spaces, fluid handling, explosion hazards and ventilation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. System is made safe before starting intended task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System maintenance activities are carried out and pipe system is operational. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System and equipment condition is reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain pipe system. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify problems and take corrective action 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Maintain includes identify, inspect, remove and replace components.
  • Components include filters, strainers, steam traps, mechanical valves, pipes and fittings, supports, accessories, hangers, flanges and joints.
  • Mechanical valves include plug, gate, globe, diaphragm, wedge, butterfly and check valves.
  • Pipes include galvanised, black steel pipe, plastic, PVC and steam pipe.
  • Fittings include unions, nipples, bends, elbows and flanges.
  • Problems include severe leaks, eroded / corroded or damaged components. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. System is made safe before starting intended task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System maintenance activities are carried out and pipe system is operational. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System and equipment condition is reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply quality checks on completed work. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Quality checks include confirmation of conformance to operational requirements.
  • Confirmation includes checking for system leaks visually and by pressure testing. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. System is made safe before starting intended task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System maintenance activities are carried out and pipe system is operational. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System and equipment condition is reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conduct post-repair activities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Post repair activities include cleaning up, processing documentation and reporting system maintenance activities to responsible persons.
  • Documentation includes inspection registers and maintenance schedules. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. System is made safe before starting intended task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System maintenance activities are carried out and pipe system is operational. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System and equipment condition is reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System is made safe before starting intended task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System maintenance activities are carried out and pipe system is operational. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System and equipment condition is reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to pipe system maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. System is made safe before starting intended task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System maintenance activities are carried out and pipe system is operational. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System and equipment condition is reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safety includes adhering to bonding and earthing legislation (where applicable) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. System is made safe before starting intended task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System maintenance activities are carried out and pipe system is operational. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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. System and equipment condition is reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Applicable system is identified for closing down and confirmed
    2. Appropriate pipe system is isolated in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    3. System is depressurised following manufacturer specifications
    4. Provisions for working in a hazardous location are implemented to regulatory and worksite procedures
    5. Working principles of components are accurately explained
    6. Differential flow or pressure is determined and recorded
    7. Applicable consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are acquired in the required quantities
    8. Components requiring service are identified and removed without damage to the system or component
    9. Removed components are serviced using appropriate tools and equipment
    10. Maintained components are replaced without damage to the component or system
    11. Completion of maintenance / service is confirmed and verified
    12. Visual plant care inspection is carried out to manufacturer specifications
    13. System performance is confirmed to meet operational requirements
    14. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    15. Problems are timeously reported to appropriate personnel
    16. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    17. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for performing pipe system maintenance and identifying problems
    18. System and equipment condition report is accurate, clear and timeously processed
    19. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • The basic principles and maintenance of pipes and pipe systems
  • The basic principles of fault finding and repair of pipe systems
  • Sealing components and their purposes
  • Reasons for using pipe supports and hangers
  • The reasons for proper storage techniques
  • The implications of not following safe working procedures
  • Lubrication techniques
  • The selection of components and why
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to pipe system maintenance
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • What consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents are used and why
  • The importance of caring for and storing system maintenance tools and equipment
  • Function and importance of filters in the system
  • Earthing and bonding requirements / methodology

    Explain 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:
  • Pipe system components
  • Consumables, lubricants, cleaning agents used
  • Equipment on which maintenance is performed
  • Systems
  • Associated tools and equipment

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Typical system defects
  • End users of system
  • Thickness and hardness of materials
  • Sealing components

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

    Purpose of:
  • Sealing components
  • Individual components in the system
  • Making system safe
  • Performing system maintenance
  • Following maintenance schedules
  • Interpreting instruction
  • Adhering to system maintenance principles
  • Following safety, health and environmental procedures
  • Adhering to safety, health and environmental legislation
  • Signing off the task instruction
  • Reporting non-conformances, incidents and problems
  • System earthing and bonding

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of overlooking system maintenance
  • Acquiring required lubricants, consumables and cleaning agents
  • Performing system maintenance
  • Implications of not adhering to safety, health and environmental legislation
  • Making pipe system safe
  • Causes and responses to common problems

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Making system safe
  • Servicing components
  • Performing visual inspections
  • For minimising wastage
  • Identifying problems
  • Identify and select required components
  • Reporting on system operation
  • Handling and storage of components
  • Isolation technique and procedure
  • Posture during hand tool usage
  • Hand tool grip
  • Applying pressure
  • Communication procedures
  • Applicable recording and reporting procedures
  • Applicable safe working procedures
  • Applicable quality assurance procedures
  • Removing and replacing defective components
  • System earthing and bonding

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Different pressures / flows
  • Equipment operating principles
  • Equipment working principles
  • Equipment maintenance fundamentals
  • Associated engineering principles
  • Pressure
  • Valve disassembly, assembly
  • Inspecting for wear and damage
  • Valve seat lapping
  • Pressure testing and setting
  • Determining valve flow direction
  • Documenting and reporting fundamentals
  • Earthing and bonding on system

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


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to the maintenance of pipe system 

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

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

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

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

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

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 253577, which is "Maintain pipe systems and pipe components", Level 3, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23273   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23254   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Elective  58269   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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



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