This unit covers the testing of instrumentation systems and equipment; applying data collection techniques and localising fault conditions; analysing and reporting test results; and calibrating instrumentation systems and components

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
MEM18054B

Prerequisites

Path 1 MEM05001B Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing MEM12004B Perform precision electrical/electronic measurement MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements MEM18001C Use hand tools MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components MEM18057B Maintain/service analog/digital electronic equipment Path 2 MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing MEM12002B Perform electrical/electronic measurement MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements MEM18001C Use hand tools MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components MEM18064B Maintain instrumentation system 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 relevant data with respect to the operation of the instrumentation systems/equipment; - locating, inspecting and testing a range of instrumentation system components; - isolating instrumentation system/equipment; - interpreting all relevant instrumentation circuits, drawings, instructions, manuals and data sheets; - checking the individual components within the instrumentation system for correct operation; - dismantling, repairing and reassembling faulty components; - selecting correct replacement parts from the manufacturer/supplier catalogues; - checking repaired/replaced instrumentation system components for correct operation; - complete service reports, and language and literacy skills for recording/documenting test results; - checking and verifying the operational functions of the instrumentation system/equipment including reading/recording built-in indicators; - obtaining error code interpretation documents; - undertaking zero, span and range checks on instrumentation systems/equipment, and; - calibrating instrumentation system/equipment.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - instrumentation principles such as controlling density, level, flow, temperature, composition of a range of materials; - effects of resistance, capacitance, inductance and impedance (R,L,C) upon electrical circuit; - interpretation requirements of schematic, wiring and block diagrams and circuits; - principles of hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical flow; - calibration procedures of instrumentation systems and equipment/components; - purpose/operational function of instrumentation system; - procedures and equipment for inspecting and testing instrumentation system; - specifications of each instrumentation system and acceptable deviations from specifications; - procedures for repairing faulty instrumentation system; - dismantling, reassembly and testing techniques; - correct operation of the instrumentation system including the procedures for isolating instrumentation systems; - range of faults in instrumentation system/equipment components; - procedures for checking and verifying the operational function of the instrumentation system/equipment; - procedures for recording and completing service reports; - hazards associated with fault-finding, testing and calibrating instrumentation systems/equipment; - the operational specifications of the instrumentation system/equipment; - variations between test results and operational specifications; - probable causes of faults in instrumentation system/equipment components; - action to be taken to rectify the causes of faults in instrumentation systems/equipment; - the sequence of events to be undertaken to correct faults in the instrumentation system/equipment components; - errors indicated by built-in devices; - methods of determining procedures; - procedures for reporting faults; - the difference between real and potential faults, and; - procedures for recording/documenting test and calibration results.

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