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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Transfer petroleum and/or chemical products from ship to shore or shore to ship 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116036  Transfer petroleum and/or chemical products from ship to shore or shore to ship 
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 3  NQF Level 03  15 
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 in or intend to work within a chemical industry and are required to transfer petroleum and chemical products from ships/tankers. This is usually done to and from shore installations.

Learners who acquire the outcomes of this standard will know about and be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of transferring of petroleum and chemical products in bulk
  • Prepare to transfer liquids and/or gases
  • Transfer liquids and/or gases to vessels and/or ships/tankers
  • Carryout 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 knowledge all the required components, appropriate adjustments in the learning programme are needed.
  • Basic safety, health and environmental issues
  • 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
  • Understanding of quality principles
  • Selections of basic tools and materials
  • Operation of equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Site instructions include all instructions at a specific site.

    Components of equipment or a transfer system may include:

    Pipelines, hoses, couplings, valves, blinds pumps, instruments (pressure, level flow indicators), control equipment (control valves, process control equipment or systems), 'breaks' in pipe manifold and the vessels from which and to which the substance is transferred. It includes equipment or transferring systems that are fixed installations or the use of loose hoses, valves, pig-traps, blank flanges or siphons, pumps, containers as found small and micro industries.

    Applicable to Assessment Criteria:
  • The components of a transfer system are described and the purpose of each component is understood.
  • The state of the loading arms, hoses, aprons, slop tanks, separators (CPI's), transfer lines and other transferring equipment used in the transferring activity is ascertained in accordance with the instruction to transfer liquid and/or gases to or from ships/tankers.
  • Equipment to be used for transfer is prepared to carry out the transfer of liquids and/or gases in accordance with instructions.
  • The equipment/system is depressurised, made safe and returned to the state specified in instructions.

    Consequences of transferring liquids and or gases may include potential damage to equipment, hazards and risk to environment caused by the use of equipment or procedures that are not adequate to handle the liquid and/or gases transferred or fit for the purpose.

    Applicable to Assessment Criteria:
  • Procedures used for transferring the liquids and/gases are explained with reference the potential consequences that could be incurred through incorrect transfer of liquids and/or gases in the chemical process.
  • Pollution prevention and waste management practices are described.
  • The instruction to transfer liquid and/or gases is explained confirming which liquid and/or gases must be transferred, where it must be moved to and how it must be moved. Materials transferred is sampled and evaluated in accordance with site-specific instructions.
  • Emergency procedures, including pollution prevention measures and pre-checking are carried out in accordance with site-specific instructions.
  • Hazards regarding the transferring operation and related environment are identified and precautions are explained in terms of site-specific instructions.
  • Relevant people are informed before, during and after the transferring process in accordance with instructions.
  • Materials transferred is sampled and evaluated in accordance with site-specific instructions.
  • Emergency actions are carried out if required.
  • Waste is handle in accordance with site and marine authority requirements.


    State of equipment may include contents, hygiene/contamination, serviceability and availability.

    Applicable to all Specific outcomes.

    Preparation of equipment to be used may include connecting hoses; confirming integrity of pipe/flow route (interlocks, valves and isolation breaks in the piping manifold); clearing blockages, fixing leaks; draining and or flushing lines; ensuring vessels can accommodate quantities to be transferred etc.

    Applicable to all Specific outcomes.

    Documents included: Tanker loaders logs & density checks, loading-instructions, production plans, gauge sheets, Certificate of Quality, control logs custody transfers reports (P201) and safety checks.

    Applicable to Assessment Criteria:
  • The instruction to transfer liquid and/or gases is explained confirming which liquid and/or gases must be transferred, where it must be moved to and how it must be moved. Materials transferred is sampled and evaluated in accordance with site-specific instructions.
  • The documentation pertaining to the transfer activity is completed in accordance with site-specific requirements.

    All work must be carried out in accordance with safety requirements which include compliance with instructions, use of PPE and safety measurement equipment such as explosive/toxic gas meters, and documentation recording compliance with instructions, condition of bunds, ventilation, fire fighting protection equipment.

    Applicable to all Specific outcomes.

    Hazards include pressure, moving equipment, electrical, chemical (explosive, corrosive), heat and process conditions.

    Applicable to Assessment Criteria:
  • Procedures used for transferring the liquids and/gases are explained with reference the potential consequences that could be incurred through incorrect transfer of liquids and/or gases in the chemical process.
  • Hazards regarding the transferring operation and related environment are identified and precautions are explained in terms of site-specific instructions.
  • Deviations from the standard required are addressed in accordance with instructions.
  • The transfer is monitored and controlled (quality, communication and emergency) in accordance with instructions.
  • Emergency actions are carried out if required.
  • The equipment/system is depressurised, made safe and returned to the state specified in instructions. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of transferring liquids and/or gases to or from ships/tankers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons for transferring liquids and/or gases are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The components of a transfer system are described and the purpose of each component is understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures used for transferring the liquids and/gases are explained with reference the potential consequences that could be incurred through incorrect transfer of liquids and/or gases in the chemical process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pollution prevention and waste management practices are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to transfer bulk liquids and/or gases to or from ships/tankers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The instruction to transfer liquid and/or gases is explained confirming which liquid and/or gases must be transferred, where it must be moved to and how it must be moved. Materials transferred is sampled and evaluated in accordance with site-specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The liquid and/or gases to be transferred is identified and the availability of an adequate quantity to comply with the instruction is confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The state of the loading arms, hoses, aprons, slop tanks, separators (CPI's), transfer lines and other transferring equipment used in the transferring activity is ascertained in accordance with the instruction to transfer liquid and/or gases to or from ships/tankers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Emergency procedures, including pollution prevention measures and pre-checking are carried out in accordance with site-specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment to be used for transfer is prepared to carry out the transfer of liquids and/or gases in accordance with instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Documentation, required for when the transferring activity is completed, is correctly done in accordance with site-specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Hazards regarding the transferring operation and related environment are identified and precautions are explained in terms of site-specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Deviations from the standard required are addressed in accordance with instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Relevant people are informed before, during and after the transferring process in accordance with instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Transfer liquids and gases to or from ships/tankers. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Evaluation includes visual checks and density determination including temperature measurements.

    Communication includes communication with single buoy moorings and marine personnel using site-specific communication systems.

    Monitoring includes checking the position of the vessel/tanker with regard to safety, health and environmental requirements.

    Marine authority includes vessel owners and operators, port authorities and local government. 

    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 handle in accordance with site and marine authority requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Carry out the post-transferring activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment/system is depressurised, made safe and returned to the state specified in instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    People are informed that the transfer process is completed and of any deviations from specification or problems regarding the equipment or system used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The documentation pertaining to the transfer activity is completed in accordance with site-specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evaluated and retained sample of products are transferred to or received from ship/tanker. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) for the Chemical Industry 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 transfer of liquids
  • Chemistry that influences transferring of substances
  • Safe working handling practice for ship and shore
  • Technology pertaining to transfer of liquids including terminology, qualities of liquid, energy/power and flow
  • Safety features, fire sprays and emergency stop switches 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating interpreting instructions and the implementation of these instructions when conducting ship to shore or shore to ship transfers.

    Evident in Assessment Criteria:
  • Procedures used for transferring the liquids and/gases are explained with reference the potential consequences that could be incurred through incorrect transfer of liquids and/or gases in the chemical process.
  • The instruction to transfer liquid and/or gases is explained confirming which liquid and/or gases must be transferred, where it must be moved to and how it must be moved. Materials transferred is sampled and evaluated in accordance with site-specific instructions.
  • The liquid and/or gases to be transferred is identified and the availability of an adequate quantity to comply with the instruction is confirmed.
  • Hazards regarding the transferring operation and related environment are identified and precautions are explained in terms of site-specific instructions.
  • Deviations from the standard required are addressed in accordance with instructions.
  • The transfer is monitored and controlled (quality, communication and emergency) in accordance with instructions.
  • People are informed that the transfer process is completed and of any deviations from specification or problems regarding the equipment or system used. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and through individual contribution to the process by ensuring that substances are transferred as required.

    Evident in Assessment Criteria:
  • The instruction to transfer liquid and/or gases is explained confirming which liquid and/or gases must be transferred, where it must be moved to and how it must be moved. Materials transferred is sampled and evaluated in accordance with site-specific instructions.
  • Relevant people are informed before, during and after the transferring process in accordance with instructions.
  • The transfer is commenced in accordance with instructions.
  • The transfer is monitored and controlled (quality, communication and emergency) in accordance with instructions.
  • The transfer is stopped in accordance with instructions.
  • The equipment/system is depressurised, made safe and returned to the state specified in instructions.
  • People are informed that the transfer process is completed and of any deviations from specification or problems regarding the equipment or system used.
  • The documentation pertaining to the transfer activity is completed in accordance with site-specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities to ensure that substances are transferred as required.

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the transfer activities.

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate technical language and terminology thereby ensuring that the transfer is completed in accordance with best practice and site instructions.

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Application of science and technology, done effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others during the transfer process to ensure compliance with instructions and best practice.

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of how transfer of substances contributes to; and detracts from the process and how this affects the company; the learner, colleagues, local society, and the national interest.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of transferring liquids and/or gases to or from ships/tankers.

    Evident in Assessment Criteria:
  • Hazards regarding the transferring operation and related environment are identified and precautions are explained in terms of site-specific instructions.
  • Deviations from the standard required are addressed in accordance with instructions. 

  • 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 must ensure that the site instructions (including all instructions) meet the criteria/best practices used in the petroleum/chemical and marine industries. 

  • 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 


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