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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control an integrated container glass forming process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242942  Control an integrated container glass forming process 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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 3  NQF Level 03  25 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to apply relevant technology for performing the glass forming process.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Describe the construction and functioning of equipment.
  • Describe and apply technology used in the glass forming process.
  • Monitor and maintain normal operating conditions in an integrated glass forming process.
  • Collect and interpret information regarding out of control situations.
  • Collect and interpret information regarding an integrated glass forming process.
  • Assess the impact of process variations on an integrated glass forming process.
  • Adjust glass forming parameters, with regard to its impact on the rest of the process, to comply with final product quality requirements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Operating and controlling a glass forming process.
  • Reading and interpreting instruments and displays in the glass forming process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Equipment includes the baffle mechanism, plunger, funnel, invert, blow head, take-out, machine (forming) air pressure, cooling wind, cushioning mechanism and pump.
  • Forming processes include press and blow, blow and blow, narrow neck press and blow, pressware and spunware.
  • Instructions include standard operating instructions, equipment manuals, site-specific instructions, process operating instructions and verbal instructions. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Set up the forming processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The forming processes and the product types produced by each are described in accordance with process operating instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Product types include types of glass and its suitability for different container types and flatware.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The forming cycles and the sequence for each of the forming processes are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Timing principles and component interrelationships are applied for each process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Processes are set up in accordance with instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Make mechanical adjustments to each of the forming components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Forming components include baffle mechanism, plunger, funnel, invert, blow head, take-out, machine (forming) air pressure, cooling wind, cushioning mechanism and pump.
  • Speed, timing and cushioning adjustments are made. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operation of components and associated peripheral equipments are explained in accordance with the instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of timing, speed and cushioning on the forming process and adjustments to these variables are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operating conditions are evaluated by considering the impact of adjustments to the variables. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conditions under which adjustments should be considered.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The settings for each mechanism are identified in accordance with instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Settings are obtained from Standard Operating Procedures, standing instructions or other written or verbal instructions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Timing, speed and cushioning adjustments are made as applicable to each component. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set and adjust glass forming machine operating parameters. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    All setting and adjusting is performed in accordance with process requirements by means of a localised control system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The capabilities, operation and purpose of the control system are explained in accordance with process requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The working of the hot bottle reject system is explained in accordance with process requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of individual control system adjustments on the process and the product quality is explained in accordance with instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Covers the relationship between adjustments and speed control.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Individual settings are changed with the control system in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Group settings are changed on the control system in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate the valve block and cushioning valves. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operation and purpose of the valve block is explained in accordance with instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The differences between spring check valves and ball check valves are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Speed controls on the valve block are identified in accordance with instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Controlled adjustments are made to the valve block speed and cushioning. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • In-depth knowledge of terminology associated with integrated glass forming operations.
  • A comprehensive understanding of control principles used on the forming machine and associated equipment.
  • Measurements, instrumentation and control mechanisms and systems.
  • Fault finding and problem solving methods and techniques.
  • Policies and operating procedures.
  • Rules, laws, regulations and statutory requirements.
  • Procedures and quality measurement instruments relating to Quality Assurance.
  • Glass forming machine operating parameters. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made regarding the quality of the glass forming products produced, the state of equipment used, their operational parameters and operational safety. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information regarding the quality of glass forming products and process conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion, with regards to reporting and recording of information and abnormal conditions during the control of the process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others during the operation of the process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating and understanding the process as a set or related systems by identifying the impact of abnormalities in one part of the system on the whole system. 

    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 
    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  57828   National Certificate: Glass Forming  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
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