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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate fuel fired equipment performance efficiency 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263954  Evaluate fuel fired equipment performance efficiency 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Engineering 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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:
  • Evaluate the properties of fuels.
  • Explain the combustion process and its fundamentals.
  • Describe air pollution control and fuel fired equipment applications.
  • Identify and apply energy management opportunities. 

  • 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 of energy use in buildings.
  • A working knowledge of electricity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate the properties of fuels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fuels are explained in terms of the most important characteristics and stoichiometric combustion data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Solid fuels are defined in terms of their properties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The properties of liquid fuels are evaluated in terms of viscosity, flash point, pour point, sulphur content and typical specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The properties of gaseous fuels are evaluated in terms of gas gravity, heating value, condensable hydrocarbon content and sulphur content. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the combustion process and its fundamentals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Combustion is defined and explained in terms of its conversion process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The combustion of carbon is explained in terms of a complete and an incomplete process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Combustion air requirements are explained in terms of complete combustion and fuel type. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fluel gas analysis instruments are identified, selected and correctly used in terms of their application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instruments include but are not limited to:
  • Stack thermometer, digital thermometer, smoke pump, combustion testing kit, psychrometer.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Fluel gas data is recorded in terms of accepted methodology and losses and thermal efficiencies determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Liquid fuel combustion is understood and explained in terms of burner types and their advantages and disadvantages and common problems. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Burners include but are not limited to:
  • Pressure jet burners, rotary cup burners and air blast burners.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The control is understood and explained in terms of overfiring, underfiring, fuel air ratio and flue gas temperature. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe air pollution control and fuel fired equipment applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Combustion processes are explained in terms of green house gas effect, acid rain and ground level ozone. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emission reductions are implemented in terms of energy efficiency improvements, combustion process refinement, flue gas treatment and fuel switching. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fuel fired equipment is identified and described in terms of its operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fuel fired equipment includes but is not limited to:
  • Furnaces, batch furnaces, continuous furnaces, direct fired furnaces, indirectly heated furnaces, dryers and kilns.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fuel fired equipment is identified and described in terms of its application. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and apply energy management opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Energy management potential is identified and implemented in terms of housekeeping opportunities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    House keeping opportunities include but are not limited to:
  • Burner adjustment, excess air and combustibles in the flue gas, heat exchange surfaces, insulation, furnace pressure and production scheduling.
     

  • 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:
  • Furnace doors or covers, monitoring instrumentation and heat recovery.
     

  • 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:
  • Fluel gas heat exchanger.
     

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


    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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