SAQA 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.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Transfer of liquids and/or gases between tanks and road/rail vehicles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116035  Transfer of liquids and/or gases between tanks and road/rail vehicles 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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 standard is aimed at people who work or intend to work in the chemical industry at a tank farm, depot or as a driver of bulk chemical tankers and are required to transfer liquids and/or gases to and from vehicles (road or rail). This work is primarily done within the petroleum and chemical industries, but this unit standard may have application where other materials that are potentially dangerous are transferred and transported I bulk.

Learners who want to access the outcomes of this unit standard will know about and be able to:
  • Prepare to transfer liquids and/or gases to or from fixed tanks and vehicle mounted tanks
  • Transfer liquids and/or gases between fixed tanks and vehicle mounted tanks
  • Monitor and maintain tanks during transportation or ensure that the vehicle complies with the requirements for movement [this may include monitor the load in the tank(s) during transportation]
  • Take action during non-routine or dangerous conditions
  • Carry out the post transferring activities 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following learning is assumed to be in place. Where a learner does not have all the required components, appropriate adjustments in the learning programme are needed.
  • Basic safety, health and environmental issues
  • Operation of equipment
  • Use of language and communication as applied in the chemical industry and the workplace where the learning takes place
  • Introductory knowledge of technology (process chemistry and associated technology) used in the chemical industry as applicable in handling liquids and/or gases in bulk
  • Understanding of quality principles
  • Selection and use of basic tools and materials
  • Licence to operate the vehicle or 'tractor' if the learner is required to move vehicles as part of the filling activities (this may be required in some work contexts) 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    'Site operating instructions' include all instructions necessary for safe work (transfer load into vehicles, ensuring load is secure during transport, as well as acting during non-conforming and dangerous activities) that achieves the required results. These instructions must comply with best practice used in the petroleum and chemical industry or be the equivalent to best practice.

    Where the learner is not required to move the vehicle, monitoring and securing the load will be limited to ensuring that the load is secured safely before the vehicle leaves the depot.

    Where the learner is not responsible for the tanks from which the transfer is made (as in the case for a driver) the learner is required to demonstrate competence regarding the storage of the load in the tank where the load is discharged (typically a client's tank or vessel).

    A typical range of equipment used may include vehicle(s), car pullers, loading arms, earthing cables, load meters, valves, lines, flexible hoses, couplings, filters, pumps, sumps, diversion boxes etc.

    Non-conformance includes blockage of filters, full sumps, leakages, spillages, tanks that are too full to accommodate the loads, vehicles which do not meet the standards specified, documentation non-routine documentation.

    All transfers are measured by weight or volume using meters or other techniques.

    Legislation could include regulations and standards under which these transfers and transportation are carried out, include the Road Transportation Act, ISO 9000 & ISO 14000. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to transfer liquids and/or gases to or from fixed tanks and vehicle mounted tanks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The instruction to transfer is explained confirming which liquids and/or gases must be transferred, where it must be moved to and how it must be moved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The liquid(s) and/or gases to be transferred is (are) identified, sampled and inspected to ensure conformance to criteria specified (usually in the site instructions). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Availability of an adequate quantity of liquid and/or gas to comply with the instruction is confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The tanks, vehicle and/or transfer lines and other transferring equipment used in the transferring activity are checked and prepared in accordance with the standard operating instruction to transfer liquids/gases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Documentation required for then transferring activity is completed correctly, in accordance with site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Hazards regarding the transferring operation and related environment are identified and precautions are explained in terms of site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Deviations from the standard start-up conditions are addressed/reported in accordance with site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Relevant people are informed before the transferring process in accordance with site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Samples are taken in accordance with site-specific instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Transfer liquids and/or gases to or from fixed tanks and vehicle mounted tanks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The transfer is commenced in accordance with site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The transfer is monitored and controlled in accordance with site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Abnormalities of the operation are identified and rectified in accordance with site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The transfer is stopped in accordance with site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The carry-out of emergency actions, should spillage or any other abnormal or hazardous occurrence take place in accordance with site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Samples are taken in accordance with site-specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The fixed and vehicle mounted tanks are secured for storage or transport in accordance to site-specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Relevant people are informed that the transfer is completed and any deviations from the standard are reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Documentation is completed in accordance with site operating instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and maintain tanks during transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The transfer is commenced in accordance with instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The transfer is monitored and controlled (quality, communication and emergency) in accordance with instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The transfer is stopped in accordance with instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials transferred is sampled and evaluated in accordance with site-specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Emergency actions are carried out if required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Waste is handled in accordance with site and other legislative requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Take action during non-routine or dangerous conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Non-routine or dangerous conditions and the appropriate actions applicable to them are explained with reference to best practice and standard operating instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-routine or dangerous conditions are identified within an acceptable time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actions are taken in accordance with standard operating instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Non-routine or dangerous conditions are reported in accordance with standard operating instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Regular activities are continued if non-routine or dangerous conditions are rectified or further activity is taken in accordance with standard operating instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), for the Chemical Industry in consultation will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard and will register assessors. They will also appoint the internal and external moderators. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Mechanical and electrical principles applied to the transfer of liquids and/or gases.
  • Chemistry and physics that influences transferring of substances and potential environmental impact resulting from non-conforming practices and dangerous occurrences.
  • Calculations pertaining to loading vehicles.
  • Safe working handling practice
  • Technology pertaining to transfer of liquids and/or gases, including terminology, qualities of liquid, energy/power and flow, chemical properties, and ways to address chemical properties in storage and transfer in a safe and cost effective way, whilst ensuring that the work done meets the standards specified.
  • Vehicle and mounted tank design that influences the safety of loading and transportation of chemical substances.
  • Terminology pertaining to transfer, transport, dispatch, delivery or material
  • Customer service
  • Legislation and regulations applied to handling and transport of hazardous chemicals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems when working in the related contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively and independently with others when storing, blending and transferring liquids and/or gases. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the storage, blending and transferring of liquids and/or gases. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collection and critical evaluation of information to ensure safe and cost effective work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Oral and written communication within the facility and with operators of operations/clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically in storing, blending and transferring liquids and/or gases. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understanding of the relationship of the steps in the transfer and storage process and production and distribution of liquid and/or gases with the physical and chemical characteristics of the materials transferred and the greater chemical processes or operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Economic impact/significance of transferring liquids and/or gases in accordance with instructions and the consequences of non- conformance with instructions.
  • Impact of hazardous and or dangerous conditions that can arise from transferring liquids and/or gases on the local community.
  • Impact of hazardous and or dangerous conditions that can arise from transferring liquids and/or gases on the environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessment must include the application of the knowledge assumed to be in place.
  • Assessment must address execution in accordance with instructions.
  • Assessors are to ensure that the site instructions applied, describe the technical knowledge and skills required in the petroleum and chemical industries, or equivalent detail as applied in different contexts. 

  • 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  48890   National Certificate: Chemical Liquid, Gas Storage and Transfer  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-13  CHIETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.