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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Finish tube and pipe products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119048  Finish tube and pipe products 
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 3  NQF Level 03  20 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 
Learners who are involved in finishing steel tube and pipe products require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

Qualifying learners can prepare for the process and finish steel tube and pipe. They will understand the importance of tool and equipment preparation and how this is achieved. This will include setting up and operating the finishing equipment, monitoring the finishing process, identifying non-conformances and taking corrective action.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturing (Seamless Hot-Finished, Welded or Cold-Formed) (NQF level 3) and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication and mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent
  • The unit standard "Select and load material for input" 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The ranges, as indicated under the specific outcomes, determine the scope and level of this unit standard
  • The learner should be able to work autonomously with minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications, occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.
  • Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment
  • The manufacturing process includes straightening, cutting, end-finishing, hydrotesting, painting and packaging
  • Production quantity goals are met
  • Product complies with customer specifications
  • Availability and utilisation of equipment is maximised
  • Mechanical aids, handling and measuring equipment, tools, tooling and consumables are utilised according to manufacturer specifications
  • Efficient equipment operational parameters are set and monitored
  • Product is timeously finished
  • Accurate finishing data is recorded, process documentation is timeously processed and affected parties liased with
  • Non-conformances are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
  • Applicable procedures are followed and understood
  • Preventative maintenance is timeously identified and actioned
  • Efficient scrap and waste material segregation is maintained
  • Principles, concepts and issues are discussed. These principles, concepts and issues relate to:
  • Identifying and rectifying defects / non-conformances
  • Effects of defects on the product and the production process
  • Inadequate planning, poor practices in product finishing 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Interpret job requirements and determine sequence of activities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plan the process against production schedule requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Acquire applicable process documentation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Check availability of materials, tools and equipment necessary for process 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Communicate requirements with appropriate personnel 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Process plan includes planning for product and shift changeover situations
  • Materials include dies and mandrels
  • Equipment includes saw blades, clamps, bevelling tips and hydrotest seals
  • Documentation includes worksite procedures, production reports, material schedules and non-conformance records
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect and prepare tools, equipment, consumables and the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Inspect and prepare tools 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is prepared for activity 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools include but are not limited to basic hand tools, basic measuring tools, portable welding machines, cutting equipment, grinders, two-way radios, electrical extension cords, roll change rigs and lifting equipment
    Consumables include strapping, paint, cleaning rags, abrasives and end-caps
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify, inspect for wear and damage, install and set up tooling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identify and set up tooling 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Replace damaged and/or work tools as required 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tooling includes but is not limited to guides, guards, slides, safety pins, carriers, roller boxes, saw blades, bevelling tips and hydrotest seals
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Finish tube and pipe product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Start up, test the operational functioning and stop auxiliary systems and equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Start up, operate and shut down finishing equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Record activities and process results 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Auxiliary equipment includes but is not limited to cooling, hydraulic, pneumatic, filtering, x-ray and width gauges
  • Finishing includes straightening, cutting, end-finishing, hydro testing, painting and packaging
  • Results include settings and adjustments made to ensure repeatability
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify non-conformances and take corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Defects, non-conformances and hazardous conditions are identified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Corrective action and preventative methods for the non-conformances are applied and taken. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Non-conformances include worn or damaged tooling and process and product non-conformances
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Execute changeover process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Execute process and product changeover as required by production schedule requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Instruct and discuss forward actions with workgroup members who will take over the running of the process 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Select and use appropriate protective clothing and equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Apply health and safety procedures 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names and functions of:
  • Tools and consumables
  • Mechanical aids, handling and measuring equipment
  • Controls, instruments and equipment
  • Product range
  • Process control measures

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Typical product non-conformances
  • Materials to be finished
  • Equipment, machines and tooling
  • Machinery specifications and capacity
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Common causes of equipment failure
  • Common areas of wear and tear on equipment

    3. Purpose of:
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Constant quality improvement
  • Product finishing

    4. Sensory cues
  • Cues for different defects (visual, noise, smell, vibration) related to finishing of the product

    5. Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Things going wrong, e.g. accidents, power and service failure, wrong or poorly prepared materials, poor planning procedures, change of plan or schedules
  • Impact of early diagnosis of equipment malfunctioning
  • Finishing report
  • Equipment calibration process

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Pre-operation checks
  • Document processes
  • Material recycling
  • Emergency situations
  • Worksite / standard operating procedures
  • Problem solving
  • Equipment and process shutdown
  • Measurement
  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Procedures for recording and reporting minor and major problems with machinery and equipment

    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Regulations related to safety, health and environment
  • Regulations appropriate to the product
  • Provisions of applicable acts

    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Principles of finishing process
  • Appropriate metallurgical principles
  • Applicable problem solving principles
  • Material recycling and segregation
  • Communication and teamwork fundamentals

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between product finishing, product quality and customer relations 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Identify material defects and process deviations and take appropriate corrective action
  • Identify and correct conditions or practices which will damage or reduce the life of the machinery and equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Interact with workgroup members to effect efficient, problem free and timeous product finishing and changeovers
  • Interact with maintenance specialists to troubleshoot and determine most effective ways of repairing problems / optimising manufacturing process
  • Organise work teams 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Manage resources and my own time
  • Acquire and follow appropriate production schedule
  • Prepare, plan and sequence finishing events 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Monitor process and interpret production schedule by comparing production data with specifications
  • Record, categorise and explain problems, faults and downtimes related to process
  • Collect and record changes to settings for repeatability 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Communicate with team members to ensure continuous production
  • Request or instruct workgroup members and associated people to co-ordinate and effect process activities 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Control the finishing process, monitor machine efficiency
  • Explain metallurgical principles as they apply to the finishing process 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Understand the impact of own actions on total production process
  • Solutions to problems reflect an awareness that process control forms the key to quality, output and cost effectiveness 

  • 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
    Elective  49400   National Certificate: Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturing (Seamless Hot-Finished OR Welded OR Cold-Formed)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  MERSETA 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.