This unit covers determining the requirements of the modification, undertaking the modification and evaluating the modified or repaired fluid power system.

Unit details

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


MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024A - Perform computations

MEM12025A - Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations

MEM18001C - Use hand tools

MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM18003C - Use tools for precision work

MEM18006C - Repair and fit engineering components

MEM18010C - Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording

MEM18016B - Analyse plant and equipment condition monitoring results

MEM18018C - Maintain pneumatic system components

MEM18019B - Maintain pneumatic systems

MEM18020B - Maintain hydraulic system components

MEM18021B - Maintain hydraulic system

MEM18022B - Maintain fluid power controls

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: - obtaining, interpreting and analysing service/maintenance reports and system output information; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking and testing components/sub-assemblies for conformance to specification; - confirming design faults; - obtaining relevant information with respect to the modification requirements; - developing an appropriate action plan to overcome system problems; - undertaking modifications to fluid power systems where appropriate; - delegating work to appropriate personnel where appropriate and supervising work; - recording/reporting modifications to the fluid power system; - checking the operation of the modified/repaired fluid power system for compliance with operational specifications; - initiating and monitoring further corrective action, where applicable; - confirming that desired outcomes are achieved, and; - preparing evaluation reports on the modifications/repairs.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - fluid power system performance, faults history and variations from operational specification; - faults attributable to poor design; - defective components/sub-assemblies; - appropriate test equipment and applications; - techniques for verifying design faults; - personnel to be consulted during the modification process; - sources of information relevant to the modification requirements; - the specifications pertaining to the selected modification/design option; - the modification/design options available to overcome system faults; - the cost and benefits associated with the available options; - the most appropriate modification/design option; - the procedures for undertaking the selected modification/design option; - replacement components conforming to predetermined specifications from manufacturer's catalogues; - the modifications to be undertaken; - the requirements for recording/reporting modifications to fluid power systems; - the revised operational specification of the fluid power system; - the frequency of checks for compliance against operational specifications; - the effectiveness and efficiency of the modifications/repairs; - any variations from operational specifications; - any further modifications/repairs that could improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the fluid power system; - personnel to whom recommendations are to be made; - the appropriate reporting requirements; - hazards and control measures associated with modifying fluid power system operation, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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