Tap furnaces

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 RIIPSM201A, 'Tap furnaces'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Tap furnaces' 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 furnace tapping

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity

1.2. Establish and maintain communication with other personnel using approved communication methods

1.3. Select personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.4. Identify, address and report potential risks and hazards

1.5. Identify, address and report environmental issues

1.6. Follow emergency procedures to ensure safety of personnel and plant

1.7. Use approved dust suppression and extraction methods

1.8. Ventilate work area before entry

1.9. Check availability and operational readiness of all tools and equipment required for tapping

1.10. Set up equipment ready for tapping to standard work procedures

1.11. Correctly position holding vessels/ladles in readiness to receive molten metal and slag

2. Tap molten metal from furnace

2.1. Carry out plant and equipment start-up checks and procedures according to plant/equipment configurations and system requirements

2.2. Drill, or make tap hole with oxy lance, and establish molten metal flow

2.3. Ignite burners and correctly apply to ensure molten metal does not solidify

2.4. Identify and control interference with molten metal flow to ensure quality and production targets

2.5. Take samples at appropriate bath heights for metallurgical testing to quality requirements

3. Complete tapping process

3.1. Insert and secure tap-hole seal to stop molten metal flow

3.2. Clean and clear tapping area of potential safety hazards

3.3. Clean and stow all tools and equipment in readiness for next tapping operation

3.4. Pass on shift changeover details to oncoming shift

4. Maintain tapping equipment

4.1. Obtain and/or manufacture tap-hole seals to specification

4.2. Replace temperature monitoring equipment to furnace safety and operational parameters

4.3. Remove and install tapping blocks to furnace safety and operational parameters

4.4. Provide support for maintenance personnel when required to organisation's requirements