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

Demonstrate an understanding of the Integrity of Measurement and Control Philosophy of a process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119811  Demonstrate an understanding of the Integrity of Measurement and Control Philosophy of a process 
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  10 
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:
  • Interpret and analyse existing control philosophy and develop and apply corrective action if required.
  • Investigate the integrity of loop measurement and apply corrective action if required.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Safety procedures according to statutory and manufacturer requirements.
  • Induction to industry.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Understanding of electricity.
  • Understanding of electronics.
  • Understanding of Control Philosophies.
  • Calibration procedures.
  • Understanding of simulation and verification techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The range of measurement variables includes but is not limited to pressure, temperature, flow, level, etc in a multiple variable control loop.
  • 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 
    Apply control philosophy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process and/or recorded data is analysed correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    External influences are identified correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Control philosophy changes are recommended according to process requirements and industry norms. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine loop measurement integrity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The components in the loop are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Component calibrations are individually checked for error. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Loop error is correctly calculated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recalibrate faulty components according to equipment specifications. 


    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 
  • Maintenance procedures including house keeping practices according to statutory requirements.
  • Specific work site safety practices relating to quality of measurement including the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.
  • Locations and functions of Certification documents.
  • Hazards and preventive precautions associated with quality of measurement.
  • Company standards.
  • Analysis of interrelation of process variables.
  • Knowledge of certification procedures.
  • Knowledge of EMC/EMI/RFI/Environmental influences. 

  • 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 - non-compliance to specifications identified and reported. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - working under supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills - reporting non-compliance of specifications and interpreting job requirements. 

    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.
     
    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.