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This lifelong learning course is also part of the training track for the postgraduate course in Maintenance of Equipment and Installations.


19th Edition
4 ECTS (42 teaching hours)
Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Start date: 13/05/2021
End date: 30/06/2021
Tuesday: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Taught at
Edifici Vapor Sala
Rambla de Sant Nebridi, 10
08222 Terrassa
Why this programme?
This module studies the maintenance that has to be carried out in industrial installations in business, in which fluid is the shared characteristic.

The module consequently covers maintenance of gas equipment and facilities, domestic hot water and steam boilers, refrigerating equipment and air conditioning installations, steam installations, drinking water, wastewater treatment facilities and anti-fire equipment, among others.

The various components in each case are studied, as well as the applicable regulations, the diagnosis and the solution to the various problems that may arise in each case.
  • To provide maintenance technicians with the overall knowledge required of industrial facilities and techniques, in order to prevent breakdowns by means of appropiate checks and diagnostics.
  • To provide the means and knowledge needed to resolve breakdowns quickly and safely.
Who is it for?
  • Technical and senior engineers.
  • Technicians and industry professionals wishing to specialise, update or expand their knowledge in the field of industrial maintenance, even if they do not have a university degree.
  • People from Vocational Training Programmes and Higher Education training Cycles.

Training Content

List of subjects
4 ECTS 42h
Maintenance of Industrial Heating and Cooling Output Systems, Domestic Hot Water Systems, Fire Extinguisher Systems and Water Treatment Systems
  • Maintenance of gas.
  • Components gas installations.
  • Criteria for the design and location of pipes, elements and   accessories.
  • Predimensionat of gas installations.
  • Deposits fixed and mobile LPG (liquefied petroleum gas).
  • Maintenance of gas installations in shops and industries.
  • Rules and regulations.
  • Maintenance of boiler rooms.
    •  Description of the types of boilers.
    •  Heating and hot water.
    •  Boilers conventional low temperature and condensation.
    •  Steam boilers and thermal fluid, etc.
    •  Burners.
    •  Combustion and fuel types.
    •  Burners stages, progressive and modulating.
    •  Regulation and control.
    •  Maintenance and regulations.
  • Maintenance of refrigeration equipment in air-conditioning installations. Type of equipment and facilities. Diagnosis of failure.
    • Maintenance Requirements:
      A) 3 ITE RITE
      B) IF 14 and IF 17 RSIF
    • Guide to the preparation of a preventive maintenance plan.
    • Legionella.
  • Maintenance installations of steam.
    • Principis Basic steam.
    • Circuit Typical installation of steam and condensate.
    • Factor Affecting maintenance: system design of steam and condensation.
    • Maintenance Preventive.
    • Analysis Of the combustion gases in boilers.
    • Analysis Of the conductivity of the boiler water and condensation.
    • Detection Leak.
    • Termografia Infrared.
    • Maintenance Equipment control and drainage.
    • Examples Studies.
    • Study Energy optimization in installation of steam.
  • Maintenance of fire protection systems.
    • Systems Detection and alarm.
    • Equips, Media and suppression systems according to the origin and type of fire.
    • Networks Water supply. Deposits.
    • Central. Sirens. Optical detectors, ionic and termovelocimètrics.
    • Extintors And hoses.
    • Ruixadors Automatic (sprinklers). Dry column. Hydrants.
    • Normativa And legislation. Technical Building Code.
  • Maintenance of roughing filters.
    • Dipòsits Reception and pumping.
    • Maintenance Systems slop.
  • Mechanical installations. Industrial safety and regulations. Maintenance and periodic inspections of equipment as regulation of pressure, regulation of thermal installations in buildings, regulation of gases and fuel storage regulations for chemicals.
  • Identification of risks: ATEX, working at height, confined spaces.
    • The Work permits in ATEX zones.
    • Adequacy Equipment in ATEX zones.
    • Certificacions Special. Documentation.
    • House Practical accidents in welding.
    • Manteniments Incorrect.
  • Industrial safety regulations: diagnosis, problems, oportunities, recommendations and most common legal deviations. Operational and strategic management.
Lifelong learning diploma issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.
Range of modules
This lifelong learning course is part of the training track for the postgraduate course in Maintenance of Equipment and Installations .
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.
Postgraduate course:
relation Lifelong learning courses:

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Case studies
Real or hypothetical situations are presented in which the students, in a completely participatory and practical way, examine the situation, consider the various hypotheses and share their own conclusions.
Assessment criteria
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Level of participation
The student's active contribution to the various activities offered by the teaching team is assessed.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this lifelong learning course will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Alabern Morera, Xavier

    Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Master's Degree in Business Management and Administration from ESADE.
Teaching staff
  • Amagat Arimany, Carles
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    Advanced Degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He works at the company SEGURIFOC, S.L. as a Technical Manager. He advises clients on anti-fire measures and fire protection training for primary and secondary intervention personnel. He is a Member of the Administrative Council.
  • de Gea Rodríguez, Xavier
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    Graduated in Chemical Sciences in 1986. MBA from ESADE in 1999. Master's Degree specialising in ATEX from the UPM in 2015. He is currently Director of the company ATEXPREVEN. A member of the CEN/CN 305 WG3 European Committee and Member of the AEN/CTN 163 National Committee.
  • Domínguez Guarro, Xavier
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    Degree in Chemical Sciences and Master in Engineering and Environmental Management, with a PDD for IESE, and numerous complementary courses and technical seminars. I have worked as an HSE Technician in public and private activities. Currently, I work as Head HSE in a law firm specializing in legal compliance. I have 25 years of experience in HSE topics, and especially in everything related to legal compliance: regulations, audits, consulting, training, etc.
  • Ferrer Guiteras, Jordi

    Graduated in Chemical Sciences. Diploma in the Environment. He currently works at the company Depurtech, Depuración y Tecnología del Agua, S.L., as Head of the Engineering and Proxy Department. He works as a commercial technician.
  • Gonzalo García, Carlos

    Degree in Industrial Technical Engineering. Spanish Gas Association. President of the UNE 60670, 60601 and other regulations for gas installations in buildings. Member of the RITE advisory committee. Director of Conaif-Sedigas Certificación. Technical Director of Gas Natural Italia, and other positions in the Gas Natural Fenosa Group. Teacher and examiner of gas installers in Spain, as well as Mexico, Ecuador and other Latin American countries.
  • Ramos Muñoz, José Fernando

    Industrial Engineer Expert in gas and electricity distribution processes and electricity generation.
  • Sempere Ventura, Jordi

    Holds a degree in Industrial Technical Engineering from the UPC in Terrassa. Currently Technical Director at VYC Industrial. A member of the AGEM Maintenance Association, and a member of the CETIB profesional college of industrial engineers. Over 15 years of experience in the field of termal energy, energy efficiency and Maintenance. He has worked on training programmes at the FPC.
  • Solas Adell, Eduardo

    Expert Advisor on Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Teacher in training to obtain certificates from the RITE, refrigerator gas handler and training courses for companies.
  • Soriano Rull, Albert

    Industrial Engineer. Technical Hidrosanitary. Director of Studies of the School of Electrical Installers and Plumbers of FERCA Barcelona. Guild School.

Associates entities

Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • Head of maintenance in the field of fluids.
  • Maintenance technician in the fluid sector.
  • Fluid installation projector.

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