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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Integrate a Process Control System 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119803  Integrate a Process Control System 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
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  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-10-12  2008-10-12  SAQA 0662/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-10-12   2012-10-12  

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 persons in the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology field.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Integrate a process control system within the Measurement, Control and Instrumentation field in accordance with industry norms by planning and preparing for integration of a process control system, assembling hardware architecture, setting up software, and verifying system integrity.

    This unit standard will contribute to the qualitative development of learners by providing progression to this NQF level within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment. Recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology is accommodated for. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and development within the economic sector. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • An understanding of the industrial hierarchical network structure in conjunction with a control system and various communication protocols.
  • An understanding of control theory.
  • An understanding of process communication systems.
  • An understanding of software.
  • An understanding of configuring SCADA systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Type of media used includes but is not limited to: copper cables, optic cables, radio and infrared.
  • The range of cables includes but is not limited to: open wire pairs, twisted pairs, unshielded twisted pairs, co-axial, bundled, individual, mono mode step index and multimode.
  • The networks include but are not limited to the following: Ethernet, bus system (profibus, field bus), RS485 and HART.
  • Type of programmable control systems used includes but is not limited to PLC's and/or DCS.
  • Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) includes but not limited to PC based equipment.
  • Safety precautions include the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection, process isolation.
  • Requirements include but are not limited to Statutory requirements, National Standards and manufacturers specifications. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for integration of a process control system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Manuals, tools and PPE are correctly selected and obtained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hardware components are verified in accordance with diagrams and manuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Job activities are coordinated in accordance with project schedule. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assemble hardware architecture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is assembled in accordance with diagrams and equipment specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hardware is interconnected and configured in accordance with diagrams and equipment specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety policies are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    System hardware integrity is verified in accordance with diagrams prior to power-up. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set-up software. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Networks and input/output(I/O) are configured in accordance with documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Human Machine Interface(HMI) is set-up in accordance with equipment specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Software is loaded correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Software versions and licences are verified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Verify system integrity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant simulations are executed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Functional tests are performed to ensure correct operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation is completed in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The system is handed over in accordance with company procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • An understanding of process control systems.
  • An understanding of design principles.
  • An understanding of hardware and software configuration.
  • An understanding of hardware architecture.
  • An understanding of system integration. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills: Modification implications identified and addressed in design. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others: Working under supervision and coordination of project activities and resources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communication skills: Reporting on project milestones and interpreting modification requirements.
  • World as a set of related: Impact of modification on process efficiency. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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
    Core  49746   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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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