Operate and monitor pumping systems and equipment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PMAOPS222B, 'Operate and monitor pumping systems and equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate and monitor pumping systems and equipment' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for work.

1.1. Identify work requirements

1.2. Identify and control hazards

1.3. Coordinate with appropriate personnel

2. Prepare equipment for operation

2.1. Check operation and function of pump and driver by applying principles of operation and procedures

2.2. Check the operational area to ensure that any potential hazards which may affect the operation of the equipment are removed

2.3. Conduct pre-start-up checks on the driver and pump to ensure that all nominated operational valves are correctly sequenced before commencing pumping operations, and that all safety requirements are met.

3. Start up/shut down pump.

3.1. Commission pump protection devices and ancillary equipment in accordance with procedures.

3.2. Start up prime mover to procedures

3.3. Bring pump on line

3.4. Shut down pump as required

3.5. Perform emergency shut down when required.

4. Monitor and assess pumping systems and equipment.

4.1. Verify the operational condition of all flanges, gaskets and seals to ensure that the operational integrity of these components is maintained within stated operational tolerances and to avoid any environmental damage

4.2. Monitor pumping installations/equipment to determine if the correct pump pressures, temperatures and flows conform to their required application

4.3. Monitor and regularly check pumping systems/ equipment performance and all components to identify any signs of excessive wear and diminution of performance

4.4. Check operational valves and valve assemblies for possible leakages

4.5. Monitor and identify variations in the operating conditions of the pumping systems/equipment through the interpretation of amperage operating data and equipment

4.6. Periodically check and clean filter systems to remove any potential blockages or impurities entering the pumping system/equipment and causing it to cavitate or malfunction during operation

4.7. Inspect and sample lubrication oil to check that operating levels are correct and to determine if any contamination has taken place which may affect the operational capacity of the pumping system/equipment.

4.8. Take appropriate action resulting from checks and monitoring.

5. Identify maintenance requirements.

5.1. Conduct routine inspections and checks to ensure normal or stated pump operation is maintained

5.2. Identify equipment faults through observation of the operational equipment and periodic sampling and testing

5.3. Take appropriate action

5.4. Record operational data as required by procedures.

6. Isolate and de-isolate plant.

6.1. Isolate plant

6.2. Make safe for required work

6.3. Check plant is ready to be returned to service

6.4. Prepare plant for return to service.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS222B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA21210 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • PMA20108 - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

And the skillsets: