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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand elementary process instrumentation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244064  Understand elementary process instrumentation 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to understand elementary process instrumentation in a processing environment.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Understand the general principles of process instrumentation.
  • Demonstrate understanding of pressure measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of temperature measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of flow measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of level measurement and -gauges. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against numeracy and literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical context of this unit standard includes any processing environment, for example chemical-, minerals- or beverage processing.

    Range statements, which are applicable to the unit standard titles, specific outcomes and assessment criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the general principles of process instrumentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of instrumentation is explained in terms of its measurement, recording and control functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instruments should include both local digital- and remote analogue (dial) types.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Process instrumentation applications are outlined in terms of the specific workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Simple signal transfer methods are described in terms of their workplace applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Simple instrumentation terminology is used as applicable to the workplace. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes assigning labels to instrument abbreviations for example PI (pressure indicator), TR (temperature recorder), LIC (level indicator controller).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concepts and importance of instrument calibration, zero checking, accuracy and reliability are explained in terms of their workplace applications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate understanding of pressure measurement and gauges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pressure gauges are identified and accurate readings taken in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instruments should include both digital and analogue (dial) types.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measurement units are identified as applicable to the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The distinction between absolute pressure and gauge pressure is explained as applicable to the processing industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Parts and components of pressure gauges are identified and their functions explained in terms of process applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Operating principles of pressure measurement and -gauges are explained with the assistance of sketches. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate understanding of temperature measurement and gauges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Temperature gauges are identified and accurate readings taken in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instruments should include both digital and analogue (dial) types.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measurement units as applicable to the workplace are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Parts and components of temperature gauges are identified and their functions explained in terms of process applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operating principles of temperature measurement and -gauges are explained with the assistance of sketches. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate understanding of flow measurement and gauges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Flow gauges are identified and accurate readings taken in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instruments should include both digital and analogue (dial) types.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measurement units are identified as applicable to the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Parts and components of flow gauges are identified and their functions explained in terms of process applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operating principles of flow measurement and -gauges are explained with the assistance of sketches. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate understanding of level measurement and gauges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Level measurement instruments are identified and accurate readings taken in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes the taking of level glass, analogue and digital readings.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measurement units applicable to the workplace are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Parts and components of level gauges are identified and their functions explained as applicable to the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operating principles of level measurement and gauges are explained with the assistance of sketches. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF 1 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions is required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
  • The general principles of process instrumentation.

    Qualifying learners understand and can explain how to use:
  • Pressure measurement and -gauges.
  • Temperature measurement and -gauges.
  • Flow measurement and -gauges.
  • Level measurement and -gauges. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Taking readings from a range of gauges.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Demonstrate understanding of pressure measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of temperature measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of flow measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of level measurement and -gauges. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Taking readings from a range of gauges.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Demonstrate understanding of pressure measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of temperature measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of flow measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of level measurement and -gauges. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when:
  • Taking readings from a range of gauges.
  • Using sketches to explain the operating principles of a range of gauges.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Demonstrate understanding of pressure measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of temperature measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of flow measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of level measurement and -gauges. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations during:
  • The use of sketches to explain the operating principles of a range of gauges.
  • The taking of readings on a range of gauges and recording them.
  • The use of elementary instrumentation terminology.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Taking readings from a range of gauges.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Demonstrate understanding of pressure measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of temperature measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of flow measurement and -gauges.
  • Demonstrate understanding of level measurement and -gauges. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Understanding the purpose and use of elementary process instrumentation.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Understand the general principles of process instrumentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by.
  • Understanding the role of process instrumentation in the processing environment and the effect it has on the growth and development of the organisation, its customers and employees.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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:

    Terms and definitions:
  • Process Process means the manufacturing process where a product is manufactured using machinery and equipment with limited guidance or control from the learner.
  • Process and operating specifications means the measurements and indications of all variables monitored during operations including temperatures, pressures, speed, flow rates, power consumption, noise, vibration and visual indicators. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66029   General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  74530   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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