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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate industrial insulation systems and make recommendations to improve efficiency 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263910  Evaluate industrial insulation systems and make recommendations to improve efficiency 
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:
  • Develop an understanding of heat transfer fundamentals.
  • Evaluate insulation systems.
  • Identify, apply and quantify energy management opportunities.
  • Use tables and graphs effectively. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 5.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 5.
  • A working knowledge energy use in buildings.
  • A knowledge of energy audit principles.
  • A working knowledge electricity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop an understanding of heat transfer fundamentals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Heat transfer methods are explained in terms of radiation, convection and conduction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Bare surface heat loss is explained in terms of the relevant heat loss graphs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Flat surface insulation is described and calculated in terms of its ability to retard heat flow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pipe insulation is described and calculated in terms of its ability to retard heat flow. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate insulation systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Heat transfer units and symbols are explained in terms of their application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Units include but are not limited to:
  • Heat flow, temperature gradient, surface area, surface resistance, thermal resistance, equivalent resistance and conductivity.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Insulating materials are identified, evaluated and selected in terms of characteristics and properties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Insulating material accessories are evaluated in terms of their application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Accessories include but are not limited to:
  • Securement, insulation reinforcement, water flashing, stiffening, sealing and caulking and expansion and contraction compensation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Electricity consumption data is analysed in terms of a graphical representation of historical energy use patterns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Insulating materials are identified, evaluated and selected in terms of type and form. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify, apply and quantify energy management opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Energy management opportunities are identified and implemented in terms of repairs and maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Energy management is identified and implemented in terms of low cost opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Energy management is identified and implemented in terms of retrofit opportunities. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Vapour loss from open processing tanks is quantified in terms of annual energy savings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use tables and graphs effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Water surface evaporation loss graph is explained in terms if its application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Thermal properties of typical building and insulating materials are explained and applied in terms of their design values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Thermal conductivity of industrial insulating materials are explained and applied in terms of their design values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Heat loss graphs are explained and applied in terms of bare pipes, flat surfaces and higher surface temperatures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Heat loss tables are explained and applied in terms of pipe size, insulation thickness and material. 


    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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