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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate fault finding techniques on field instrumentation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114620  Demonstrate fault finding techniques on field instrumentation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 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 
This unit standard is for persons in the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology field.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

Explain the principles and procedures (techniques) to be applied during fault finding on Field Instrumentation
Plan and prepare for fault finding on Field Instrumentation.
Find faults on Field Instrumentation.
Complete fault finding on Field Instrumentation.
This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:

Safety procedures according to statutory and manufacturer requirements
Knowledge of equipment (Range Statement)
Interpret Instrumentation and Process drawings and sketches
Fault finding on field Instrumentation.
Induction to industry
Basic electrical safety
Use and care of relevant testing, measuring equipment and hand tools 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Statutory requirements include but are not limited to; SANS, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Local Authorities requirements and manufacturers specifications.

This unit standard applies to persons performing faultfinding on Field Instrumentation related to but not limited to; pressure, temperature, level, flow and final control elements.
Work site procedures may include but are not limited to:
(a) Safety procedures as given in Safety manuals
(b) Policy procedures as given in Policy manuals
(c) Installing procedures as given in Manufacturers' and Company maintenance manuals
(d) Maintaining procedure given in Manufacturers' and Company maintenance manuals 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain the principles and procedures (techniques) to be applied during fault finding 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain the principles and procedures (techniques) to be applied during fault finding on Field Instrumentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The safety regulations are correctly explained as set out in the companies safety policies and OSH act 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The symptoms and analysis of faults on Field Instrumentation are correctly explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The correct fault finding procedures which should be followed for the specific field instrumentation is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The techniques applicable to Field Instrumentation are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Plan and prepare for fault finding on Field Instrumentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The appropriate documentation is acquired according to job instructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The job instructions are effectively communicated with the team leader according to workplace procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The appropriate personal protective equipment is selected and examined in a manner that protects the individual. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The appropriate tools, material and equipment for the job are selected and transported to the workplace. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The work site is examined for hazardous and sub-standard conditions. Critical hazards and sub-standard conditions encountered in a particular context are addressed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The work site area is verified according to workplace procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
The consequences of not preparing to find faults in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on environment, production costs and lost time. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Find faults on Field Instrumentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The correct system operation is determined according to workplace procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The system operation is observed according to workplace procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The system operation is analysed according to workplace procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The fault is correctly diagnosed according to work site procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The fault is traced by applying the correct techniques and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The fault is correctly identified according to the analysis carried out. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
The appropriate safety, good housekeeping and correct environmental practices are followed before, during and after the fault finding activity. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
The correct system operation is determined according to work site procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Complete fault finding on Field Instrumentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The appropriate documentation is completed, filed or submitted to the relevant personnel. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The correct measuring, test equipment and hand tools are selected and used according to safety policies and manufacturers specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The appropriate tests are carried out according to workplace procedures and statutory requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The tests are accurately recorded and reported to the relevant personnel according to workplace procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The appropriate repairing, rectifying and faultfinding procedures are carried out according to company quality standards and manufacturers specifications 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The final testing and commissioning is correctly carried out and all relevant documentation completed and filed or submitted to the relevant personnel. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Workshop procedures including house keeping practices according to statutory requirements.

Specific work site safety practices relating to the Field Instrumentation including the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.
A basic understanding of:
(a) The effects of fault finding on production
(b) Applicable manufactures specifications
(c) Documentation required for activity
(d) Characteristics and procedures of equipment

A comprehensive understanding of:
(a) Applicable work site procedures
(b) Reporting systems
(c) Identification, location and function of appropriate tools, measuring instruments, materials, personal protective equipment.
(d) Names and functions of equipment
(e) Fault finding principles and procedures (techniques)
(f) Interpret and draw schematic diagrams
(g) Potential faults on equipment
(h) Characteristics and properties of system operations
(i) Working principles associated with fault finding on Field Instrumentation are theoretically and practically explained
Names, locations and functions of Field Instrumentation and their accessories.

Hazards and preventive precautions associated with Field Instrumentation.

Company quality standards. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identification and problem solving skills - faulty equipment identified and reported.
  • Identify and solve problems related to the achievement of relevant fault finding competencies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - working under supervision 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence in fault finding on Field Instrumentation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to Field Instrumentation so that these are accurately interpreted into application performance standards 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills - reporting faulty Field Instrumentation and interpreting job requirements 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that fault finding are interrelated with the overall safe and lawful operation in the instrumentation field 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48696   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  74532   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49596   National Certificate: Radiation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


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