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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set up process for tube and pipe production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119053  Set up process for tube and pipe production 
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  30 
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 preparing production equipment within a continuous steel tube and pipe production process require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

Qualifying learners can prepare and ready the equipment for producing steel tube and pipe and reflect on the equipment preparation process. They will understand the importance of effective process set up and how this is achieved. This will include setting up production equipment, setting operational parameters, testing operational functioning, 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 learners are 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
  • Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment
  • Process setup meets with operational requirements
  • First-off product conforms to product specifications
  • Process setup and first-off production is achieved within given time constraints
  • Accurate production data is recorded and process documentation is timeously processed
  • Affected parties are aware of production requirements
  • Non-conformances are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
  • Applicable procedures are followed and understood
  • Principles, concepts and issues are discussed. These principles, concepts and issues relate to:
  • Importance of timeously identifying and rectifying defects/non-conformances
  • Effects of poor process set up on the overall production process
  • Inadequate planning, poor practices in process preparation 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Interpret job requirements and determine sequence of activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plan process against schedule requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Acquire all required documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Communicate requirements with appropriate personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials include consumables and rolls.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Organise, inspect and prepare handling and measuring equipment, tools, consumables and the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Organise handling and measuring equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consumables are obtained for processing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Measuring equipment includes but is not limited to clock gauges, verniers, in and/outside callipers, templates, inch blocks and spring gauges.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set up, inspect and install tooling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Set up and install tooling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Damaged, defective and worn tools are replaced as required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Tooling inspection includes size, type, finish, and profile.
  • Tooling includes guides, guards, slides, safety pins, carriers and roller boxes.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Start and test operational functioning of auxiliary systems and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Operational functioning of auxiliary systems are and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tests for auxiliary systems and equipment are conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Auxiliary equipment includes but is not limited to cooling, hydraulic, pneumatic, filtering and width gauges.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Set equipment operational parameters, produce first off product and inspect against specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identify opportunities for continuous improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Complete and process applicable documentation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Equipment setting include height adjustments and alignment.
  • Product inspection includes visual checks for wall thickness, diameter, roundness, straightness, weld quality and mechanical damage to tube.
  • Mechanical damage includes roll marks.
  • Documentation includes worksite procedures, production reports, material schedules and non-conformance records.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Identify defects, non-conformances and hazardous conditions 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 
    Defects include damaged and worn tooling, material and process non-conformances.
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Apply safety, health, environmental and quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Wear appropriate protective clothing. 


    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 
  • Names & functions of:
    > Tools, equipment, consumables
    > Applicable personal protective equipment
    > Tooling
    > Auxiliary systems and equipment
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
    > First off product
    > Equipment operational parameters
    > Equipment, material and product non-conformances
  • Purpose of:
    > Equipment inspection and setup
    > Hazardous conditions and defects identification
    > Tooling inspection, setup and installation
    > First off product production
  • Sensory cues
    > Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying different defects (visual, noise, smell, vibration) related to the process set up
  • Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
    > Causes and effects of actions on product, productivity and quality
    > Defects and their effect on the product and customer relations
    > Implications of undetected non-conformances
  • Procedures and techniques:
    > Equipment set up
    > Equipment operational parameters settings
    > Problem solving
    > Defect identification procedures and techniques
    > Taking corrective action
    > Continuous improvement techniques
    > Tools and equipment inspection
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
    > Applicable health, safety and environmental legislation, policies and procedures
    > Applicable company policies and procedures
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws:
    > Tooling set up
    > Equipment operational parameters
    > Quality assurance fundamentals
    > Continuous improvement fundamentals/principles
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Effects of process set up on the final product
    > Quality of product versus productivity
    > Effects of process on final product 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Related to defective and non-conforming material, equipment and product. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Interact with colleagues and team members to set up for production. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Manage resources and my own time.
  • Plan and prepare for the setting up of production proces. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Evaluate work order requirements and identify required equipment set up.
  • Collect and record changes to settings for repeatability and continuous improvement. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Affected parties are liaised with.
  • Information is clearly conveyed between team members. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Related to setting up and testing equipment for production. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Understand the impact of setting up and testing production process on the overall production target.
  • Understand my role in the manufacturing process and the effects of my activities on the larger production process.
  • Justify my production preparation actions as appropriate. 

  • 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  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.
     
    1. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 



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