This unit covers installing and repairing and/or rectifying fluid power controls, and adjusting fluid power system control sequence and operation.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
MEM18022B

Prerequisites

Path 1 - Pneumatic 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; MEM18019B Maintain Pneumatic Systems; MEM18055B Dismantle, Replace and Assemble Engineering Components. Path 2 - Hydraulic 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; MEM18020B Maintain Hydraulic System Components; MEM18021B Maintain Hydraulic Systems; MEM18055B Dismantle, Replace and Assemble Engineering Components.

Assessment

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: - obtaining and interpreting system/circuit diagrams, system operation data sheets and control data planning and sequencing operations; - checking/inspecting system/circuit components for compliance with specifications; - undertaking installation of the fluid power system and controls in accordance with manufacturers' specifications and work site procedures; - using test equipment to check control and system operation against specification; - adjusting the system where appropriate, to ensure that the sequence of operations conforms to operational requirements; - recording/reporting any modifications/alterations to the system; - checking the operation of the controls and system for conformance to specification; - commissioning the system in accordance with work site procedures; - identifying and localising components not conforming to operational specification; - conducting appropriate maintenance in accordance with work site procedures; - repairing control components where appropriate; - testing faulty items for conformance to specification; - installing repaired/replaced components; - selecting replacement items from manufacturers' catalogues; - reassembling control components; - initiating maintenance and/or service follow-up procedures, and; - completing maintenance and/or service reports.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - system operational and control requirements and specifications; - the application of common fluid power system components and controllers; - the system/circuit components; - any special installation requirements; - fluid power test equipment and application; - the correct operational sequence of the system; - typical adjustments to correct sequencing variations from specification; - the consequences of not recording/reporting modifications to systems; - the procedures for recording/reporting modifications/alterations; - the fluid power system commissioning procedures; - common test equipment and its application; - the component(s) not complying with operational specification; - typical causes of component failure; - the cause of the faulty condition in the component(s); - appropriate procedures for rectifying the faulty condition; - the appropriate maintenance schedule and procedures; - appropriate control component repair procedures; - typical test equipment and its application; - circuit sensors and controllers; - common adjustments that can be made to control systems and their effect; - any maintenance/service follow-up procedures; - the maintenance/service recording/reporting requirements; - hazards and control measures associated with maintaining and rectifying fluid power controls, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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