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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine if refrigeration plants operating with a group 1 refrigerant conform to the regulations in SANS 10147 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116397  Determine if refrigeration plants operating with a group 1 refrigerant conform to the regulations in SANS 10147 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
  • To inform persons involved in the installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair of equipment using a group 1 refrigerant about the legal requirements of the South African Bureau of standards standard code of practice SANS 10147 (SABS 0147) in order for him/her to report on items of blatant non-conformance.
  • To bring the legal requirements of SANS 10147 (SABS 0147 to the person wishing to be accredited by ACRICSA to install, commission repair or maintain refrigeration equipment (including refrigeration equipment associated with air conditioning systems) subjected to these standards 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • An understanding of the principles of refrigeration
  • Identify refrigerants and explain their safe use (assessment "A").
  • Maintain safety in handling group 1 and 2 refrigerants (assessment "B").
  • Adhere to SANS 10147 standards when handling group 1 refrigerants (assessment "C"). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Refrigeration systems, containing group 1 refrigerant, including plants associated with air-conditioning systems, other than those listed under clause 1 (Scope) of SANS 10147 (SABS 0147).
  • The person having been assessed on the basis of these notes and found competent will be able to identify any breach of standards of SANS 10147 (SABS 0147) that could result in loss of life, injury or damage on refrigeration plants operating with a Group 1 refrigerant as required according to by the OHS act and the Mines Health & safety Act and to advise the plant owner, supervisor or operator of the condition or take the necessary remedial action. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Briefly describe the objectives and requirements of SANS 10147 (SABS 0147). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The objective of SANS 10147 (SABS 0147) is stated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The refrigeration equipment not subject to SANS 10147 (SABS 0147) is listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The refrigerant groups dealt with in SANS 10147 (SABS 0147) ARE listed and defined 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Name and briefly describe the different types of refrigeration systems listed in SANS 10147 (SABS 0147). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The three basic types of refrigeration systems listed in SANS 10147 (SABS 0147) are named. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The subtypes of the direct system are named and described and examples are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The subtypes of the indirect system are named and described and examples are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The subtypes of the double indirect system are named and described and examples are given. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Define some of the definitions used in SANS 10147 (SABS 0147) and state the requirements for personal protective equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The definitions as listed under range are stated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pressure relief device, pressure relief valve, fusible plug, bursting disc, pressure limiting device, changeover device, packaged unit, and competent person.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements to provide respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus required when the amount of refrigerant contained in a plant exceeds 1 000 kg are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements regarding inspection, maintenance and storage of the respirators and breathing apparatus are stated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    List and discuss the regulations regarding pressure-relief devices, pressure limiting devices, pressure gauges and refrigerant piping and the marking on equipments and components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The regulations regarding pressure relief devices are stated and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The location of the discharge of refrigerant from pressure-relief devices into the atmosphere is stated and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The positioning and setting of pressure-relief devices are stated and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The regulations regarding pressure limiting devices and their settings are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The locations where pressure gauges or pressure gauge connections are to be installed are listed and the markings thereon required are stated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The regulations regarding the installation of refrigerant-carrying piping are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The markings required on condensing units, compressors, compressor units are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The markings required on pressure relief devices and pressurised vessels are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The requirements for identification plates on refrigerating systems that contain more than 1 000 kg of refrigerant and the markings thereon are listed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    List and discuss the regulations regarding machinery areas, plant rooms and cold rooms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The regulations regarding locating refrigerating machinery or equipment and the access thereto are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements for ventilating the plant rooms are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The special requirements the plant rooms must comply with are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The requirements regarding refrigerant detectors are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The requirements regarding electrical supply, lighting and lightning protection are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The safety provisions incorporated in the construction of refrigerated chambers are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The requirements for installations where the power input to the compressor(s) exceeds 20 kW are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The arrangements and operating procedures regarding emergency exits and personnel working inside cold rooms are listed and discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    List and discuss the requirements regarding the operation, maintenance and the provision for servicing refrigerating systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The regulations regarding the personnel operating and maintaining a refrigeration plant are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The regulations regarding instructions to be placed inside the plant room and instruction manuals required are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The regulations regarding work to be carried out inside refrigerated chambers are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The regulations regarding the provisions for servicing a refrigerating system are listed and discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    List and discus the regulations regarding charging, discharging or substituting refrigerants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The regulations regarding the use of refrigerant containers for charging and discharging refrigerants are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The regulations regarding the storage of refrigerant in a plant room are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The regulation regarding the replacement of the metal signs after a substitution of refrigerant has been made are listed and discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    List and discuss the regulations regarding field tests on refrigerating systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The regulations regarding the pressure testing of refrigerating systems are listed and discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
    Generate a report on an installation subject to SANS 10147 (SABS 0147) which states where the installation does and does not comply with the legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A report, detailing all the applicable non-conformance items and containing recommendations what necessary changes are to be made in order to ensure compliance is generated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation should be carried out by accredited assessors who are specialists in and have practical experience in the field of refrigeration and air-conditioning. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 
    Supplementary information.

    1. These notes are intended for bringing the legal requirements of SANS 10147 (SABS 0147) relating to refrigeration plants, including refrigeration plants associated with air conditioning systems, to the attention of persons working on these plants.
    2. It is not the intention for the mechanic to be able to check the design of the plants; however, through experience the mechanic should be able to pinpoint blatant errors.
    3. The accreditation based on this assessment does not, in any way, replace the legal requirements for persons who are in charge of refrigeration or air conditioning plants.
    4. These notes are intended for persons working with group 1 refrigerants only. Specific knowledge of group 2 and group 3 refrigerants and the associated plants is required before a person is competent to work on plants containing group 2 or group 3 refrigerants. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48966   Further Education and Training Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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