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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain and repair direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259038  Maintain and repair direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Electrical Infrastructure Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14134  Maintain and repair single phase AC machines and control gear  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering, Generation, Distribution, Transmission, Construction, Mining and Renewable Energy Sectors. This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding required for the maintenance and repair of direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers.

A person credited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Explaining the requirements pertaining to maintaining and repairing direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear.
  • Preparing the tools, equipment and work site for the maintenance activity.
  • Maintaining and repairing direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear.
  • Testing direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear for operation.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of learners within the electrical 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 all sectors of the electrical engineering field. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Introduction to industry and operational area (work environment).
  • Use of relevant electrical testing and measuring equipment and hand tools/power tools.
  • Knowledge and application of safe working procedures within the electrical environment.
  • Knowledge of and reading of elementary electrical diagrams.
  • Basic safety procedures related to tools and electricity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear include, but are not limited to:
  • Single phase motors and control gear.
  • Three phase squirrel cage induction motors and control gear.

    Maintaining and repairing direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear may include, but are not limited to:
  • External cleaning and inspection.
  • Testing and adjusting of safety and protection devices.
  • Identification and rectification of defects, for example, loose terminations and defective components which will only be apparent by de-energising the equipment and opening up enclosures, or using, where necessary, tools or test equipment (or both).
  • Check and restore operational parameters of the electrical equipment. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the requirements pertaining to maintaining and repairing direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Protection for single-phase and three phase AC motors is explained in terms of electrical theory principles for direct-on-line applications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Explanation of single and three phase motor protection may include but is not limited to:
  • Purpose.
  • Various types.
  • Operation.
  • Method to confirm operation.
  • Adjustment and settings.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of maintaining direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear is explained with reference to safety, equipment availability and cost implications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The safety requirements applicable to maintaining direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear are explained with reference to worksite and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Logical sequence of faultfinding is explained in terms of accepted techniques and engineering principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to maintain and repair direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate maintenance documentation and safety procedures are obtained and interpreted to meet task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that protects the individual in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material, and equipment required are selected, examined for defects and transported to the work site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The equipment to be maintained is identified and verified according to work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The worksite is examined for hazardous and sub-standard conditions and corrective action taken where necessary according to safe work procedures and critical task analyses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The relevant production personnel are notified and the maintenance activities are integrated with other disciplines and associated equipment according to plant availability and customer requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain and repair direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Isolation and lockout procedures are adhered to according to safe working practices and worksite requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Isolation and lock-out include but is not limited to:
  • Identify isolation points.
  • Isolate the power supply and possible stored energy.
  • Verify safe isolation/Test for zero voltage.
  • Apply safety and/or security lockout systems.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of isolating and locking out direct on line AC rotating machines and controls are explained with reference to the safety of persons and equipment damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazards and risks directly related to the maintenance and repairs of direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear is identified and addressed in accordance with worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Single-phase AC rotating machines and control gear are maintained according to instructions, worksite procedures and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Three-phase AC rotating machines and control gear are maintained according to instructions, worksite procedures and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Proper and safe fault finding procedures are followed and defects are dealt with according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Replacement components are selected and matched with defective components and replaced in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Safety equipment, procedures and correct environmental practices are followed before, during and after the maintenance and repair activities according to statutory and worksite requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Applicable tools and equipment are correctly used in terms of work site procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the direct-on-line AC rotating machines and control gear for operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The maintained units are tested to ensure compliance in accordance with worksite and statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tests include but are not limited to:
  • Continuity.
  • Earth continuity.
  • Insulation resistance.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The power is switched on and the operation of the maintained units is checked according to worksite requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material and equipment used are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Dealing with tools, material and equipment include but is not limited to:
  • Cleaning.
  • Examining and maintaining.
  • Dealing with defects or damage.
  • Storing.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workplace is cleaned to comply with specified housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The report on work performed complies with specified requirements. 


    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 by SAQA.
  • 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 
    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • Maintenance procedures of a 3-phase squirrel cage induction motor.
  • Maintenance procedures of different types of single phase motors.
  • Terminology associated with single and three-phase motors, components and materials.
  • Relevant sections of statutory requirements.
  • Basic safety/maintenance procedures related to the type of work and location.
  • Identification of contactors, overloads and circuit breakers used for single and three-phase direct-on-line rotating machinery.
  • Basic understanding of protection units for single and three-phase motors and applications thereof.
  • Testing and examining of a single phase motor.
  • Testing and examining of a 3-phase squirrel cage induction motor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The ability of the candidate to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, to identify defects when testing and rectifying faults. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly and in reporting work activities to superior. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The ability of the candidate to plan and prepare for the work and determining what tools, material and personal protective equipment is required and communicating to fellow workers of his/her intentions to maintain the require equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information obtained during inspections and testing, and critically evaluate information related to inspection, testing and maintenance of equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his/her proficiency in effective communication. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14134, "Maintain and repair single phase AC machines and control gear", Level 3, 6 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified and worksite requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant statutory requirements.
  • Relevant sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant standards.
  • Directives/Instructions from Chief Inspector of Mines and Local Authorities.
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines and Local Authorities.
  • Electricity supply industry codes of practice and documented procedures.

    Site-Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Company specific Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH and S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66009   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  72051   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2024-12-05  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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