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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Pulverised Fuel Firing Regulations (PFFR) as applied on fossil fired power generating plants 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255874  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Pulverised Fuel Firing Regulations (PFFR) as applied on fossil fired power generating plants 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 a person who perform operational activities on a fossil fired power generating plants. A person credited with this unit standard is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the regulatory requirements and conditions associated with the operating and maintenance activities on pulverised fuel fired boilers as applied on fossil-fired power generating plants. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication and Maths literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Knowledge of steam generating (Boiler) processes.
  • Power plant-engineering fundamentals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All pulverised fuel firing boilers (Boiler). 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain pulverised fuel firing regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Terms and conditions associated with pulverised firing boilers are defined in accordance with fossil power generating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Scope and application of the regulations are interpreted and applied within the contexts of fossil power. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Requirements are explained with regard to amendments and interpretation of the regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences for contravention of the regulations are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Primary causes and conditions for furnace explosions are explained within a context of fossil power. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Authorisation requirements and responsibilities of persons operating on boilers are explained within a context of fossil power. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Requirements for and classification of furnace explosions are explained within a context of fossil power. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain and apply requirements for start-up and firing of pulverised fuel fired boilers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Start-up communications and authorisation requirements explained and applied within fossil power context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pre-start check requirements and procedures are explained for boiler operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dangerous conditions and incidents are explained with regard to furnace explosions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cold start-up procedures and regulatory requirements are explained for boiler operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hot start-up procedures and regulatory requirements are explained for boiler operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Furnace purge requirements and operations are explained and applied as per requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Similarities and differences with regard to start-up modes are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Station local procedures and instructions are explained pertaining to primary safeguarding procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe regulatory requirements for normal running and shutdown of pulverised fuel fired boilers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Conditions and requirements for normal on load operations on boilers are described and applied as per requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conditions and requirements for controlled shutdown of pulverised fuel fired boilers are described and applied as per requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Out of normal conditions not requiring boiler shutdown described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Emergency conditions are explained in terms of Boiler Master Trip conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    General precautions are explained to maintain flame stability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Requirements for on load testing and maintaining of boiler equipment explained and applied as per requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Logging and reporting requirements described with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation:
  • According to SAQA requirements.

    Moderation:
  • Standard Generating Group Fossil Power Plant Operations-Technical Group. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Regulatory requirements pertaining to pulverised fuel-firing plants and associated equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • 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 
    Terminology used in this unit standard is consistent with the International Regulations on Pulverised Fuel Firing Safety Guarding Practices. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  61570   National Diploma: Power Plant Process Control Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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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    2. ESKOM DUVHA POWER STATION - OPERATIONS 
    3. ESKOM INGULA PUMP STORAGE SCHEME (PEAKING) 
    4. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    5. ESKOM KRIEL POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
    6. Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd 



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