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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret liquid transfer theories in a process plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10488  Interpret liquid transfer theories in a process plant 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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

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

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to Classify Liquid Transfer methods and applications, Identify pump deficiencies, Identify pump characteristics. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Apply engineering principle and concepts in a Power Generating Process (TUM001/2). 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
All types of liquid transfer theories used in the industrial process enviroment.
See range statements in the specific outcomes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Classify Liquid Transfer methods and applications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Types of pumps identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Pump application theories defined. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Fluid displacement principles categorised. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Positive displacement, centrifugal.
  • Energy conversion.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Pump Operating principles known and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Pump components identified and application theories understood. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify pump deficiencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Pump protections defined. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Leak off, strainers, lubrication systems, shaft sealing, pumping characteristic curves, thrust balancing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Potential out of normal pumping conditions identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cavitations, loss of head, loss of delivery flow, loss of balancing thrust, shaft-sealing failure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pump Cavitations theory describe. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify pump characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Typical pump type configuration identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Positive displacement versus centrifugal pumping design.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Influence of fluid dynamics on pump performance recognised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Suction head, Friction head, Delivery head, HQ graphs, Low pressure-high volume, High pressure-low volume, pumps in series / parallel.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Influence of temperature/pressure relationship on Pump performance interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Saturation point of pumping liquid.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    According to SAQA requirements.

    Moderation: Standard Generating Group Fossil Power Plant Operations-Technical Group. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Understanding of technical concepts, theories and characteristics related to liquid transfer principles employed in process plant environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying & solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization, community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Comment on this qualification should reach SAQA no later than 18 January 2004.

    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
    a. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
    b. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
    c. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
    d. Exploring education and career opportunities.
    e. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Occupational Role: Process Plant Operator. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  77163   National Certificate: Industrial Water Treatment Support System Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  35941   National Certificate: Pulp and paper Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-02-11  Was FPMSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23677   National Certificate: Power Plant Auxiliary Systems Operation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  61549   National Certificate: Power Plant Auxiliary Systems Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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.
     
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    3. ESKOM DUVHA POWER STATION - OPERATIONS 
    4. ESKOM INGULA PUMP STORAGE SCHEME (PEAKING) 
    5. ESKOM KRIEL POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
    6. Golden Era Group of Companies 
    7. MONDI GTU 
    8. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    9. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 



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