Design and calculation of Instalaciones Eléctricas y Especiales

Lifelong learning course. Face-to-face.


UPC School
This lifelong learning course is also part of the training track for the postgraduate course Conception, Design and Calculation of Mechanical, Electrical and Special Facilities.


Design and Calculations used in Electronic and Special Installations
10 ECTS. 90 teaching hours.

2.1. Oil Hydraulics Installations

  • Oil hydraulic energy transmission systems.
  • Oils used in oil hydraulic systems. Properties and grades.
  • Pumps. Actuators. Cylinders and motors.
  • Conventional techniques: pressure measurement and directional control valves. Accumulators. Common configurations.
  • Proportional techniques: common configurations.
  • CEN and ISO general regulations.
  • Oil hydraulic installation maintenance.

2.2. Electrical Installations.

  • Introduction to low-voltage electrical installation and relating regulations.
  • Parts or elements of an electrical installation.
  • Governing regulations.
  • Indoor domestic installations. Levels of electrification. Points of use, number and features of circuits. Direct and indirect contacts. Ground installations. Section calculation.
  • Implementing regulations, calculation criteria and selecting components.
  • Installations in industries and services. Analyzing the needs.
  • Electrical distribution: main electric switchboard, secondary switchboards, lines and channels.
  • Selecting conductors and protections.
  • Public buildings. Additional supply. Network commuting.
  • Compensating reactive energy.
  • Electric frame. Current legislation. Electricity rates. Reactive energy.
  • Energy-saving in industrial and commercial installations. 
  • Practical cases.

2.3. Lighting Installations.

  • Light: concepts and intensity. Light sources and the technology behind them.
  • Lights: components, characteristics and photometry.
  • Lighting projects: parameters and regulations. Interior and industrial lighting.
  • Lighting projects: exterior lighting. Regulations, intensity, light pollution and calculations.

2.4. Single Installations. Power generators.

  • Main Elements of a power generator. Functioning modes.
  • Technical features and functioning modes.
  • Control systems and commuters between generator and grids.
  • Generator synchronizing.
  • Mechanical installation. Location criteria.
  • Vibrations. Cooling and ventilation.
  • Electrical installation: Ground posts. Soundproofing.
  • Regulations. Legislation.
  • Power calculation criteria for generators.
  • Operation under non-lineal loads.
  • Starting asynchronous motors.
  • Calculating the necessary generator power for an installation. Case Study.

2.5. Fire prevention and safety installations.

  • Introduction to fire. Flammable materials. Exterior agents. Fire extinguishing equipment and installations.
  • Fire alarm and detection system installation: control centres. Sirens. Fire extinguishing devices, equipment and systems organised according to the origin and type of fire. Compartmentalisation and evacuation. Water based extinguishing systems. Storage tanks. Extinguishing fire using interior and exterior fire hydrants.
  • Rules and regulations. Building code. Fire safety rules regulations for industrial spaces. Fire prevention installation regulations and UNE-EN regulations.

2.6. Fluid gas installations

  • Basic principles of vapour. Boiler rooms units. Vapour distribution.
  • Selecting valves, levers and controls. Traps. Sizing.
  • Calculating and detecting leakages. Condensate recovery.
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(90 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:07/03/2019 Classes end:27/06/2019Programme ends: 12/09/2019
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:
2.300 €

Language of instruction:
Catalan / Spanish

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

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