This unit covers inspecting glands and gland packing, and removing and replacing or topping up gland packing.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM18001C - Use hand tools

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - checking and clarifying task-related information; - inspecting glands and gland packing; - removing gland packing; - cutting gland packing to size and shape; - replacing or topping up gland packing; - reading and interpreting routine information on written job instructions, specifications and standard operating procedures. May include drawings; - following oral instructions, and; - entering routine and familiar information onto proformas and standard workplace forms.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - principles of gland packing; - tools, techniques and equipment required to remove gland packing; - various types of gland packing; - reasons for selecting gland packing; - methods of cutting gland packing to size and shape; - reassembling procedures; - hazards and control measures associated with gland packing, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices.

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