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: 03/10/2017. Terrassa

Facilities Maintenance and Power Media

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 16/11/2017. Terrassa

Facilities Maintenance and Repairs Media

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 06/02/2018. Terrassa

Maintenance of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Installations

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 22/03/2018. Terrassa

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

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 08/05/2018. Terrassa


Industrial Maintenance: Maintenance Management
5 ECTS. 54 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.
  • Introduction to maintenance management. Maintenance program. Indicators (SLA i kpi's).
  • Dimensioning of equipment. Energy management.
  • 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.
  • Economic impact of maintenance and other production costs. The commissioning: The recommissioning. Practical examples. Advanced management of work orders.
  • Responsibility in the field of maintenance in its aspects: civil, criminal and administrative.
  • People Management:

          -Configuració d'equips idonis.
-Leading people
-The canvi in ​​the organització.

  • Case study: Influence of maintenance on the results of a multinational.
Installations and Electric Equipment Maintenance
5 ECTS. 54 teaching hours.
  • Measure and filtering of disturbances on the electrical network.
  • Maintenance of facilities AT and MT: lines and substations.
  • industrial transformers. Access facilities on land.
  • thermography. Interpretation of results.
  • Red LV Electrical Distribution. Structure and functions. Características de los dispositivos interruptions and Protection. POINT limitations. The connection.
  • Selectivity: Selectivity amperimétrica, chronometric and logic. Distances security. Ejemplo problem.
  • Verification of averías (differential Aislamientos, sunsets on earth, etc ...)
  • Redes analyzer. Disturbances. Security.
  • Techniques and WLAN components. Systems marking. Tools.
  • Maintenance of equipos generator.
  • Small power transformers. Filters.
  • Maintenance of motor and generator.
Installations and Electric Equipment Maintenance
4 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
3 ECTS. 12 teaching hours.
There will be a project or work prom.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
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(234 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:03/10/2017 Classes end:28/06/2018Programme ends: 26/07/2018
Tuesday  18:00 to 21:00Thursday  18:00 to 21:00
Taught at:
Campus UPC Terrassa - Edifici CITM
C/ de la Igualtat, 33

Registration fee:
4.200 €

Language of instruction:
Catalan / Spanish

Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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