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 monitoring.

Headed by Prof Andrew Ball, the CEPE at the University of Huddersfield is the largest independent group of its type in the world. Its mission is to tackle real-world problems using the most practical and accessible means possible.

The Centre specialises in 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.

We are recognised internationally as one of the world's leading research organisations in the field of plant condition and performance monitoring. Our researchers have been developing condition and performance monitoring capabilities for various machines since 1991.

The main focus of the centre is applied research and development, although some members are actively involved in fundamental research work to create the next generation of applicable technologies.

Our research is primarily undertaken for industry, but we also receive funds from the UK and EU governments for some of our research work.

Efficiency and Performance Engineering has two sub-groups, each leading the way in its field of expertise:

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Our research staff are creative and innovative practitioners who have wide industrial and research experience.

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External relationships

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Facilities and equipment

The Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering (CEPE) has specialist equipment and facilities for machinery fault detection and diagnosis and plant performance and emissions monitoring.

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Research opportunities

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Contact Us

If you would like to know more about our areas of expertise or wish to discuss research opportunities with the Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering then please contact our Research Administration team:

Centre Director: Prof Andrew Ball

Research Office
Computing and Engineering
University of Huddersfield

Tel: 01484 473087

Email: sce.research.applications@hud.ac.uk