This unit covers checking pneumatic system components, and identifying and repairing or replacing faulty components.

Unit details

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


MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001C - Use hand tools

MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM18003C - Use tools for precision work

MEM18006C - Repair and fit engineering components

MEM18055B - Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components


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: - inspecting and testing pneumatic system components; - obtaining, interpreting and following written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings, relevant data sheets and other applicable reference documents; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking and clarifying task-related information; - checking individual components within the pneumatic system for correct operation; - dismantling and repairing faulty system components; - selecting replacement parts from manufacturers'/suppliers' catalogues; - assembling pneumatic system components; - testing pneumatic components for correct operation and conformance to specifications; - checking the operation of the pneumatic system for conformance to specification; - checking repaired/replaced pneumatic system components for correct operation, and; - completing service reports.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the full range of pneumatic system components; - characteristics/operational function of each component; - procedures for inspecting and testing pneumatic system components; - equipment to test pneumatic system components; - the specifications of each pneumatic system component; - faulty system components; - causes of faulty pneumatic components; - individual components within the pneumatic system; - the safety procedures for working on pneumatic components; - the procedure for repairing pneumatic system components; - procedures for checking pneumatic system operation; - follow-up procedures with respect to repaired/replaced pneumatic system components; - reporting/recording procedures; - hazard and control measures associated with maintaining pneumatic system components, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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