Investigate refractory failures

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PMC557094A, 'Investigate refractory failures'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Confirm purpose of investigation

1.1. Liaise with relevant stakeholders

1.2. Confirm the purpose of the investigation

1.3. Draft or clarify the investigation brief

1.4. Identify discrepancies or conflicts in requirements

1.5. Negotiate a consistent set of requirements for the investigation

2. Collect appropriate data

2.1. Determine information and data requirements for investigation

2.2. Identify health, safety and environment (HSE) risks from data collection

2.3. Obtain necessary authorisations to collect required data

2.4. Ensure sampling/data collection meets required standard

2.5. Evaluate data for completeness and identify discrepancies and aberrations

2.6. Collate valid data as appropriate

3. Analyse data

3.1. Identify deterioration/failure modes

3.2. Determine causes of deterioration/failure

3.3. Identify refractory issues leading to excessive deterioration or failure

3.4. Identify process issues leading to excessive deterioration or failure

3.5. Identify other issues leading to excessive deterioration or failure

4. Make recommendations

4.1. Draft possible recommendations to improve refractory life

4.2. Discuss causes of failure and recommendations with relevant stakeholders if appropriate

4.3. Ensure information obtained meets the agreed purpose of the investigation and take appropriate action

4.4. Determine required format for reporting of investigation, causes and recommendations

4.5. Report as required to required people/organisations

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC557094A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMC70110 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Refractories Engineering