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

Transfer bulk solids 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110299  Transfer bulk solids 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 0151/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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 standard is aimed at people who work in or intend to work within a chemical industry and are required to transfer materials.

Learners who acquire the outcomes of this standard will know about and be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of transferring materials in bulk
  • Prepare to transfer materials
  • Transfer product and or materials to vessels and containers
  • Carryout the post transferring activities 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following learning is assumed to be in place. Where a learner does not have all the appropriate components appropriate adjustments in the learning programme are needed.
  • Basic safety, health and environmental issues
  • Use of language and communication as applied in the chemical industry and the workplace where the learning takes place
  • Introductory knowledge of technology (process chemistry and associated technology) used in the chemical industry
  • Understanding of quality principles
  • Selections of basic tools and materials 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    1. Reasons for transferring materials may include storage, processing, manufacture and transport of chemical products needed to complete the manufacturing or processing operation.

    2. Components of equipment or a transfer system include:

    Hoists, cranes, conveyors, buckets, launders/shutes pipelines, hoses couplings, valves, pumps, instruments (pressure, level flow indicators), control equipment Transferring systems may include fixed installations or loose hoses equipment.

    3. Consequences of transferring solids may include potential damage to equipment, hazards and risk to environment caused by the use of equipment or procedures that are not adequate to handle the material transferred

    4. State of equipment may include contents, hygiene/contamination, serviceability and availability

    5. Preparation of equipment to be used may include making connections; confirming integrity of transfer circuit and that vessels (vessels also refers to hoppers and other containers) can accommodate quantities to be transferred.

    6. Documents included work permits, instructions, production plans, control logs
  • All preparatory work must be carried out in accordance with safety requirements which include compliance with instructions, use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety measurement equipment such as explosive/toxic gas meters, and documentation recording compliance with instructions, condition of bunds, ventilation, fire fighting protection equipment.
  • Hazards include pressure, moving equipment, electrical, chemical (explosive, corrosive), heat, process conditions

    Instructions as referred to in this unit standard include verbal, written, site specific, standard operating, specific and other instructions. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of transferring materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Reasons for transferring materials are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The components of a transfer system are described and the purpose of each component is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Procedures used for transferring the material is explained with reference to the chemical process and the potential consequences that could be incurred through incorrect transfer of liquids in the chemical process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to transfer bulk material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The instruction to transfer material is explained confirming which liquid must be transferred, where it must be moved to and how it must be moved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The material to be transferred is identified and the availability of an adequate quantity to comply with the instruction is confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The state of the vessels, transfer and other transferring equipment used in the transferring activity is ascertained in accordance with the instruction to transfer material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Equipment to be used for transfer is prepared to carry out the transfer of material in accordance with instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Documentation required for then transferring activity is completed correctly, in accordance with site specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Hazards regarding the transferring operation and related environment are identified and precautions are explained in terms of best practice and site specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Deviations from the standard required is addressed in accordance with instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Relevant people are informed before, during and after the transferring process in accordance with instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Transfer product and or materials to vessels and containers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The transfer is commenced in accordance with instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The transfer is controlled in accordance with instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The transfer is stopped in accordance with instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Carryout the post transferring activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The equipment/system is returned to the state specified in instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. People are informed that the transfer process is complete and of any deviations from specification or problems regarding the equipment or system used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The documentation pertaining to the transfer activity is completed in accordance with site specific requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), for the Chemical Industry in consultation with GEN/FETQA will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard and will register assessors. They will also appoint the internal and external moderators. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Features (physical and or chemical) that influence transferring of substances
  • Safe working handling practice
  • Technology pertaining to transfer of liquids including terminology, qualities of material, energy/power and flow. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating interpreting instructions and the implementation of these instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and through individual contribution to the manufacturing process by ensuring that substances are transferred as required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities to ensure that substances are transferred as required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information, the transfer activities to be carried out and the activities to be completed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate technical language and terminology thereby ensuring that the chemical operation or manufacturing process is supported by information regarding the movement of substances through the steps in the process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Application of science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others during the transfer process ensures compliance with instructions and best practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of how transfer of substances contributes to; and detracts from the process and how this affects the company; the learner, colleagues, local society, and the national interest. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessment must include the application of the knowledge assumed to be in place.
    Assessment must address execution in accordance with instructions. 

    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  24253   National Certificate: Batch Mixing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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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