Maintenance of Equipment and Installations

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School


The postgraduate course programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire postgraduate course you can sign on one or several modules.

Industrial Maintenance: Maintenance Management

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 04/10/2016. Terrassa

Facilities Maintenance and Power Media

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 13/12/2016. Terrassa

Facilities Maintenance and Repairs Media

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 23/02/2017. Terrassa

Maintenance of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Installations

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 18/04/2017. Terrassa

Maintenance of Installations of Heat Production, Cold Industrial, Hot Water, Fire and Water Treatment

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 15/05/2017. Terrassa


Industrial Maintenance: Maintenance Management
4 ECTS. 51 teaching hours.
  • Defining maintenance.
  • Maintenance methods.
  • Preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance.
  • Reliability, maintenance and availability of equipment and installations.
  • The influence of design on maintenance costs.
  • Improvement processes. Resolving problems. Real-life cases.
  • Technical management of maintenance. Efficiency. Real-life cases.
  • Financial management of maintenance. Analytical accounting. Innovation. Real-life cases.
  • Audits and quality control in maintenance.
  • A practical view of Computer Assisted Maintenance Management System (CAMMS). Operating project. Storage testing. Consumption.
  • Subcontracted maintenance.
  • Implanting a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) system. The phases of implementation. The organisational changes involved. The results of effective implementation.
  • Autonomous maintenance.
Installations and Electric Equipment Maintenance
5 ECTS. 54 teaching hours.
  • Measuring and filtering disturbances in electricity networks.
  • Medium tension switchgear. Protection devices used to prevent electrical tension and current overlaods. Maintenance.
  • Electric installations: electric power distribution lines.
  • Infrared thermography.
  • Industrial transformers and Transformer Centres (TC): industrial transformer maintenance (detecting wear particles in oil).
  • Grounded installation maintenance.
  • Low tension switchgear.
  • Equipment and measurement methods for inspecting low tension installations.
  • Motor and generator maintenance.
  • Practise cases with asynchronous tri-phase motor maintenance: preparation, setup and start-up of a broken down asynchronous tri-phase motor.
  • Low power transformers.
  • Equipment used in electrical installations (electric pumps, pressure compensators and sensors, power level, humidity, etc.).
  • Speed controller installation. Applications. Maintenance.
  • Generator maintenance.
  • Lighting, security and emergency equipment maintenance.
  • Inspecting installations. Regulations.
Installations and Electric Equipment Maintenance
3 ECTS. 39 teaching hours.
  • Mechanical maintenance concepts. Intensity and common operating parameters.
  • Cleaning methods and systems. Lubrication.
  • Real life cases with a lift.
  • Mechanism for broken parts and mechanical devices. Non-destructive testing procedures. Bearings. Joints. Cables.
  • Suspension system elements: shocks and springs. Rubber noise reduction pads.
  • Alternative thermal motor devices: oil analysis and coolant. Predictive parameter testing.
  • Pneumatic equipment: alternative compressors. Air leaks. Locating break downs in installations.
  • Real life cases in maintenance management using a float of rail vehicles.
  • Vibrations with a degree of freedom in mechanical systems. Physics concepts.
  • Free and forced vibrations.
  • Transmission and isolation of vibrations.
  • Static and dynamic balance of rotating masses.
  • Rotor balance analysis.
  • Vibration measurement fundamentals.
  • Transducers: types. Diagnosing machine breakdowns.
  • Low frequency defect analysis.
  • Techniques for tracking and diagnosing break downs.
  • High frequency flaw analysis. Real-life cases.
  • Solving real life cases.
  • Thermography.
Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Special Installations Maintenance
3 ECTS. 27 teaching hours.
  • Oil Hydraulics
-Oil Hydraulic energy transmission.
-Advantages anddisadvantages compared to other transmission methods.
-Oil Hydraulic pumps.
-Proportional oil hydraulics.
-Installation guidelines for oil hydraulic circuits.
-Safety in oil hydraulic systems:dangerous situations exercises. UNE-EN982.
-Risks involved with hydropneumatic accumulators.
-Preventative maintenance guidelines for oil hydraulic installations.
-Diagnosing and detecting problems. Solutions.
-general rules and regulations. ISO and CETOP.
-Adjusting oil conditions.
-The effects of contamination on oil hydraulic systems. CETOP RP70, ISO 4406.
-Filters in oil hydraulic systems.
-Heat exchangers.
  • Pneumatics

-Transmission of neumatic energy. 
-Advantages and disadvantages compared to other transmission methods
-Proportional pneumatics.
-Calculations and exercises.
-Safety in pneumatic systems: dangerous situations exercises.UNE-EN 983.
-Preventative maintenance guide for pneumatic installations.
-Diagnosing and detecting problems. Solutions.
-General rules and regulations. ISO and CETOP.
-Adjusting air conditions.
-Compressed air generator room: refrigeration and dehumidifying.
-Compressed air distribution.
 -Filters in pneumatic systems.


Maintenance of Industrial Heating and Cooling Output Systems, Domestic Hot Water Systems, Fire Extinguisher Systems and Water Treatment Systems
5 ECTS. 48 teaching hours.

             Gas Installations Maintenance

  • The components of a gas installation.
  • Design and location criteria for pipes, parts and accessories.
  • Preliminary measurement for a gas installation.
  • Permanent and mobile Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanks.
  • Maintenance of gas installations in commercial or industrial locations.
  • Rules and regulations.

    Boiler room maintenance
  • Description of the different types of boilers.
  • Heating and domestic hot water.
  • Conventional boilers, low temperature and condensation.
  • Boilers using vapour, thermal fluids, etc.
  • Burners.
  • Combustion and fuel types.
  • Phased, progressive and modulating burners.
  • Adjustment and control.
  • Maintenance and regulations.

    Maintenance of refrigeration units in air-conditioning installations
  • Description of the basic components of a refrigeration system: compressors, evaporators, condensers and expansion systems.
  • Air and water condenser units. Refrigeration towers.
  • The behaviour of refrigeration systems based on evaporation and condensation temperatures.
  • Most common units used in air-conditioning systems: refrigeration, heat pumps and recovery pumps.
  • Maintenance: basic types and operations.
    Individual and collective heating unit maintenance
    Radiant under floor heating maintenance
    Potable water system installations maintenance
    Plumbing and liquids propulsion installations maintenance
    Fire prevention installations maintenance
  • Detection and alarm systems.
  • Extinguisher units, material, and systems organised by origin and type of fire.
  • Water supply networks. Tanks.
  • Control centres. Sirens. Optical, ionic and thermovelicimetrical detectors.
  • Extinguishers and hoses.
  • Automatic sprinkler systems. Dry standpipe. Hydrants.
  • Rules and regulations. Building code.

    Bar screen filter maintenance
  • Collection and pump tanks.
  • Homogenisation and aeration systems.
  • Rules and regulations.
2 ECTS. 9 teaching hours.
There will be a project or work prom.
Information form
(34) 93 112 08 70


Next course:
October 2017

(228 teaching hours)

Tuesday  18:00 to 21:00Thursday  18:00 to 21:00
Taught at:
UPC Campus Terrassa
C/ de la Igualtat, 33

Registration fee:
3.700 €

Language of instruction:
Catalan / Spanish

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