This unit covers undertaking preventive maintenance checks/adjustments on pneumatic systems, and fault finding, replacing, repairing or overhauling, and recommissioning pneumatic systems.

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

MEM18018C - Maintain pneumatic system 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: - preparing pneumatic system components for inspection/preventative maintenance; - inspecting and testing pneumatic system and components; - performing scheduled preventative maintenance tasks; - performing repairs on the pneumatic system/components as required; - visually inspecting pneumatic system and its components; - consulting system operator with respect to the fault being investigated; - obtaining and interpreting maintenance reports; - checking/testing pneumatic system/component operation; - verifying/confirming apparent faults/malfunctions; - documenting or reporting verified faults/malfunctions; - initiating repair/overhaul of the pneumatic system; - isolating and depressurising pneumatic system; - checking pneumatic system to ensure isolation and depressurisation; - tagging isolated pneumatic system; - removing pneumatic components/sub-assembly from the system; - dismantling pneumatic components/sub-assemblies; - examining pneumatic components/sub-assemblies and their parts; - selecting replacement parts selected from manufacturers' catalogues; - overhauling faulty items; - refitting pneumatic component/sub-assembly into the system; - testing pneumatic component/sub-assembly for correct operation; - recommissioning pneumatic system/sub-assembly to specification; - checking/testing pneumatic system/sub-assembly for correct operation; - initiating follow-up procedures, and; - updating and completing maintenance records/reports.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - common pneumatic system components; - pneumatic system/component faults that can be determined by visual inspection; - the application of common pneumatic system/component test equipment; - scheduled preventative maintenance tasks; - manufacturers' specifications; - common pneumatic system and component faults; - any previous faults in the pneumatic system/components; - any previous maintenance carried out on the pneumatic system/components; - typical checks/tests that can be carried out on pneumatic systems/components and their application; - pneumatic system/component tests and testing techniques; - apparent faults/malfunctions; - documentation/reporting requirements with respect to verified faults/malfunctions; - procedures for initiating repair and/or overhaul of the pneumatic system; - hazards associated with working on pneumatic systems/components, including housekeeping; - the procedures for isolating and depressurising pneumatic systems; - the tagging requirements for isolated systems; - the structure of typical pneumatic components; - specifications of pneumatic components and their constituent parts; - reasons for deciding to repair, replace or overhaul pneumatic components; - system recommissioning procedures; - the pneumatic system operational specifications; - any appropriate follow-up maintenance or operational checks; - maintenance recording/reporting requirements; - consequences of inaccurate or incomplete recording/reporting of maintenance/service activities; - pneumatic principles, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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