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

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.



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.

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

  • Amagat Arimany, Carles
    Ingeniero Superior de Caminos, Canales y Puertos por la UPC. Trabaja en la empresa SEGURIFOC, S.L, como Responsable Técnico. Asesoramiento contra incendios a clientes y formación PCI para personal de primera y segunda intervención. Es miembro del Consejo Administrativo.
  • de Gea Rodríguez, Xavier
    Atexpreven, S.L
  • Ferrer Guiteras, Jordi
    Water purification and Technology S. L. "Depurtech"
  • Gonzalo García, Carlos
    Industrial Engineer. Industrial Technical safety. Gas Natural SDG, SA
  • Sempere i Ventura, Jordi
    VYC Industrial
  • Solas Adell, Eduard
    Asesor Especialista en Climatización y Refrigeración. Profesor de formación para la obtención de los Carnets del RITE, manipulador de gases frigoríficos y cursos de formación para empresas.
  • Soriano Rull, Albert
    Industrial Engineer. Technical Hidrosanitary. Director of Studies of the School of Electrical Installers and Plumbers of FERCA Barcelona. Guild School

General information

5 ECTS (48 teaching hours)
Start date
Start date:02/05/2019End date:25/06/2019
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
1.200 €
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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