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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply Engineering Principles and concepts in a Power Generation Process Plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10195  Apply Engineering Principles and concepts in a Power Generation Process Plant 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
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 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to preserve energy in a process plant, interpret process plant efficiency and interpret diagrams and drawings and understand Power Generation Methods. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Equipment identification in a specified process plant. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Application of engineering principles and concepts used in the industrial process environment.
2. Drawings limited to pipe and instrumentation diagrams.
3. Efficiency limited to factors influencing efficiency in a power plant. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Preserve energy in a process plant. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Energy conversion processes known and understood. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Included but not limited to Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Potential, Kinetic, Pressure and heat.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Methods of heat transfer defined. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Convection, Conduction and Radiation.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Laws of heat flow defined and understood. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Factors influencing heat flow and heat resistance and Principles of heat flow.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Thermal insulation application theories demonstrated. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Types, purposes, uses.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Interpret Process Plant Efficiency. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Factors influencing efficiency identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Potential energy losses identified and described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Controllable losses identified and corrective actions known. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Products of energy input and energy output defined. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Diagram interpretation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Symbols identified as used on specific diagrams. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Symbols application theory known and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Plant and process configurations illustrated by means of drawings. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Not necessary according to scale.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Sectional drawing components identified. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Understand Power Generation Methods. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Solar, coal, gas, hydro/ pump storage, nuclear, winds, tides and waste products. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Different types of power generation methods identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Operating principles of each identified power generation method known and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Main processes, components and the integration thereof for each power generation method understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Advantages and disadvantages of each power generation method explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
According to SAQA requirements

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

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Understanding of technical concepts and theories related to engineering principles employed in a process plant environment. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization, community. 

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 COMMUNICATING 
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

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

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

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:
a. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
b. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
c. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
d. Exploring education and career opportunities.
e. 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 
Occupational Role: Process Plant Operator. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  23677   National Certificate: Power Plant Auxiliary Systems Operation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  61549   National Certificate: Power Plant Auxiliary Systems Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Core  48978   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Network Control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Elective  35941   National Certificate: Pulp and paper Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2007-02-11  Was FPMSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  59730   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  59709   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  59731   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
3. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
4. DEE K LOGISTICS 
5. Eastcape Training Centre 
6. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
7. ESKOM DRANKENSBURG PUMP STORAGE (PEAKING) 
8. ESKOM DUVHA POWER STATION - OPERATIONS 
9. ESKOM INGULA PUMP STORAGE SCHEME (PEAKING) 
10. ESKOM KRIEL POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
11. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
12. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
13. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
14. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
15. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
16. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
17. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
18. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
19. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
20. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
21. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
22. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
23. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
24. Shukela Training Centre 
25. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
26. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
27. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
28. Umfolozi FET College 
29. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
30. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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