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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate and apply heat recovery systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263897  Evaluate and apply heat recovery systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Engineering 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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 unit standard is for persons in the Engineering, Construction and Energy Sectors.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the engineering, construction and energy environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the engineering, construction and energy environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain and apply the waste heat recovery process.
  • Describe and apply waste recovery equipment.
  • Identify and quantify energy management opportunities.
  • Identify and apply energy management opportunities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Communication at NQF Level 5.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 5.
  • A working knowledge of energy use in buildings.
  • A working knowledge of electricity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain and apply the waste heat recovery process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The factors on which waste recovery is dependant are explained in terms of economics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Typical waste heat sources are explained in terms of the process and potential for waste heat recovery. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Waste heat recovery sources include but is not limited to:
  • Combustion flue gas, exothermic process, waste heat stream and waste combustibles.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Waste heat uses are identified in terms of the type of industry and the scale of operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Waste heat uses include but are not limited to:
  • Preheat combustion air, preheat boiler feed water.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Waste heat sources are applied to the most optimal use in terms of compatibility, scheduling and location. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe and apply waste recovery equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Waste heat recovery equipment is identified in terms of its operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The heat wheel is described and the technology explained as a function of its application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Heat pipes are described and the technology explained as a function of its application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The run around system is described and the technology explained as a function of its application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Plate type heat exchangers are described and the technology explained as a function of its application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Heat pumps are described and the technology explained as a function of its application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Waste heat boilers are described and the technology explained as a function of its application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Recuperators are described and the technology explained as a function of its application. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and quantify energy management opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The heat recovery questionnaire is explained as an equipment selection tool. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is selected on the basis of performance considerations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is selected on the basis of technical considerations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment performance is measured and evaluated on the basis of cost and return on investment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    End use equipment includes but is not limited to:
  • Kettles, presses, dryers, heaters and production chambers.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and apply energy management opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Energy management potential is identified in terms of housekeeping opportunities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    House keeping opportunities include but are not limited to:
  • Boiler house operation and maintenance, steam distribution system and end-use equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Energy management potential is identified and implemented in terms of low cost opportunities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Low cost opportunities include but are not limited to:
  • Boiler plant, steam distribution system and end-use equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Energy management potential is identified and implemented in terms of retrofit opportunities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Retrofit opportunities include but are not limited to:
  • Boiler plant, steam distribution system and end-use equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Energy management opportunities are quantified in terms of energy and cost savings and return on investment. 


    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.
  • 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 
  • Efficient use of energy.
  • Energy efficient lights, appliances and equipment.
  • Implementation of technology for energy savings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify potential barriers and practical problems and solve them to enable the energy audit to be carried out. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Understand and manage the energy audit process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Describe how energy management opportunities can be carried out. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Identify, design and implement technology solutions for energy efficiency. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the global impact of the efficient use of energy in terms emission mitigation. 

    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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • OSH Act.
  • SANS standards and codes.
  • The South African Building Regulations.
  • IES Lighting Standards.
  • ASHRAE Standards.
  • User manuals supplied by manufacturers.
  • Specifications, agreements, policies and procedures of the relevant organisation.
  • Good Practise in South Africa. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  63209   National Certificate: Energy Regulation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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