The Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering (CEPE) aims to advance the scope and sensitivity of machinery fault detection and diagnosis, and of plant performance and emissions measurement, using the most practical and accessible means possible. Our research is primarily undertaken for industry, but we also receive funds from the UK and EU governments for some of our research.
The main focus of the centre is applied research and development – we work primarily on real-world problems – although some members are actively involved in more fundamental research work to create the next generation of applicable technologies. The Centre is recognised internationally as one of the world’s leading research organisations in the field of plant condition and performance monitoring, and our researchers have been developing condition and performance monitoring capabilities for the widest range of applications since 1991.
The Centre specialises in a comprehensive array of measurement and signal processing techniques, including vibro-acoustics, vibro-impacts, instantaneous angular speed and instantaneous electric current analysis, diagnostic model development, signal processing, feature extraction, pattern recognition, sensor development, non-intrusive parameter estimation and model based fault diagnosis.