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Lifelong learning course. Face-to-face.


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


  • To provide maintenance technicians with comprehensive knowledge in industrial installations and techniques to be able to avoid breakdowns using proper testing and diagnostics.
  • To offer the means and knowledge needed to resolve breakdowns quickly and safely.



Installations and Electric Equipment Maintenance
4 ECTS. 39 teaching hours.
  • Mechanical elements and systems. Mechanisms and types of failure. ¿ Root cause analysis.
  • Lubrication: Fundamentals. Properties and types of lubricants. Analytical techniques applicable to industrial oils: Spectrometry, Ferrography, Particle count. Basic physical-chemical tests: Viscosity, Flash point, ash content, alkalinity and acidity, Water content, dielectric strength.
  • Interpretation of real lubrication laboratory analysis reports. Updating and execution of the lubrication plan in a beverage packaging plant. Study of real results based on established control ratios (KPI).
  • Maintenance of mechanical fastenings.
  • Maintenance of gears.
  • Maintenance of couplings.
  • Belt maintenance.
  • Axle support systems maintenance: Rolling bearings.
  • Axle support systems maintenance: Friction bearings.
  • Application of corrective techniques in mechanical maintenance: Alignment of axles.
  • Application of corrective techniques in mechanical maintenance: Balancing of rotors.
  • Non Destructive Tests (NDTs); visual inspection, penetrating liquids, magnetic particles, leakage tests, induced currents, industrial radiography, ultrasonic tests (conventional ultrasound, TofD, Phased Array, acoustic emission, guided waves). Real cases of application: Rail Sector, Energy Sector, Aeronautical Sector, Shipping Sector and Automotion.
  • Application of vibration analysis in the diagnosis of mechanical failures. Signs and faults in machine components; axles, rotor/stator, rolling bearings, bearings, gears, pulleys, blades, cogs.
  • Review of the cause of vibration diagnosis: imbalance, misalignment, looseness, eccentricity, rubbing, bent axis, resonances.
  • Parametrisation of types of failure for different types of machine. Engines, pumps, fans, compressors.
  • Methodology and practical guide for troubleshooting breakdowns by vibration analysis.
  • Examples and case studies of analysis and diagnosis.
  • Practical laboratory session.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Alabern Morera, Xavier
    Doctor Ingeniero Industrial por la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Ingeniero Industrial por la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Master en Administración y Dirección de Empresas por ESADE.

Teaching staff

  • Ballesteros Robles, Francisco
  • Cabaco Caballé, Ismael
    Licenciado en Máquinas Marinas por la UPC de Barcelona 1997. Responsable de la unidad de negocio de servicios especializados en la lubricación industrial desde 1999 de la empresa Lubritec, S.A
  • Expósito Ruiz, Carlos Alejandro
    Ingeniero Técnico Industrial, especialidad en Electrónica Industrial por la UPC Delegado Comercial en Lacroix Sofrel.
  • Faro Ruiz, David
    Ingeniero Técnico de Telecomunicaciones. Máster en Mantenimiento Industrial y Técnicas de Diagnóstico. Instructor certficado ISO 18436 por el Mobius Institute. Miembro de la Asociación Española del Mantenimiento (AEM) con responsabilidades en el Comité Ejecutivo, área de formación y secretario del Comité de Ingeniería Química y Proceso. Desde 2017 es CEO y Fundador de la compañía IntegraPdM que tiene como objetivo convertirse en una referencia como entidad de formación certificada e integración de técnicas y tecnologías predictivas.
  • Fernandez Royo, Alex
    Diplomado en Ingeniería Tècnica Naval, especialidad en propulsión y servicios del buque por la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Empresa iENDE S.L- Ingeniero de ensayos no destructivos. Socio Fundador.
  • Grau Mur, Ramon
    UPC, Apt. Nautical Science and Engineering

General information

4 ECTS (39 teaching hours)
Start date
Start date:07/02/2019End date:19/03/2019
Tuesday  18:00 to 21:00Thursday  18:00 to 21:00
Taught at
Campus UPC Terrassa - Edifici CITM
C/ de la Igualtat, 33
Telephone: (34) 93 707 31 32
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.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Lifelong learning course will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
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 appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
1.000 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Lifelong learning course.
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.


Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish

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