MODULE DETAILS

Module 7: Pressure Vessels and Boilers – (DPEPVB607) NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

4 weeks (48 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers pressure vessels, industrial boilers, steam generation, boiler safety, boiler control, combustion equipment, and combustion control.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of this module is for participants to gain a detailed overview of pressure vessel design and selection, steam generation fundamentals, and legal and safety requirements for boilers in general.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Rev 3.1

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO-REQUISITE MODULES

Module 6: Pumps and Seals (DPEPAS606)

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.   Identify and explain the salient features of pressure vessels

2.   Identify and explain Industrial boilers and steam generation

3.   Identify and explain boiler safety and control

4.   Describe combustion equipment and control systems

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Identify and explain the salient features of pressure vessels

1.1

Outline the design, identification and selection of pressure vessels

1.2

Identify and describe pressure vessel components

1.3

Explain the application of pressure vessels

1.4

Explain safety issues related to pressure vessels

2

Identify and explain Industrial boilers and steam generation

2.1

Identify the basics of combustion and steam generation

2.2

Explain the different boiler types and their components

2.3

Describe the inspection procedures for boilers

2.4

Explain the attributes of steam piping

3.

Identify and explain boiler safety and control

3.1

Identify the various aspects of boiler safety

3.2

Explain the methods used for boiler control

4.

Describe combustion equipment and control systems

4.1

Explain the designs, types and application of combustion equipment

4.2

Identify the systems used for combustion control

DELIVERY MODE

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors must:

  • hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and
  • be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and
  • be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be

completed off campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • PneuDraw 2.5 

Hardware

  •  N/A