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Course MV-MVT-86453-K-4

Design and Operation of Chemical Apparatus (2V+1U, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 3.0 CP 48 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h
(2V+1U) 3.0 CP 42 h 48 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-MVT] Particle Process Engineering
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Typical requirements and tasks that chemical apparatuses have to meet are presented and associated solutions are shown. The following topics are covered:
  • Legal basis of plant construction (Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU, Explosion Protection Directive 2014/34/EU, Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, EU regulations on hygienic design, European standards)
  • Functions and types of industrial apparatus in the various areas of process engineering (mechanical, thermal, chemical and bioprocess engineering)
  • Apparatus materials (ferrous materials, non-ferrous materials, non-metals)
  • Process flow diagrams
  • Pipeline elements, apparatus elements and fittings
  • Basics for the strength calculation of apparatus and pipeline elements under static and dynamic stresses as well as thermal stresses
  • Design of apparatuses and pipelines according to DIN EN 13445, DIN EN 13480 and AD 2000
  • Support and expansion compensation of pipelines
  • Total stress on pipelines (elasticity analysis according to DIN EN 13480)
  • Flow-optimized design of pipelines (pressure loss)
  • Basics for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of apparatus in pharmaceutical and food processing plants
  • Construction principles for the hygienic design of apparatus in pharmaceutical and food processing plants

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture

The students are able to

  • classify the applicable legal principles in the construction of process plants
  • name the elements of apparatus and pipeline technology
  • explain the basics of dimensioning of apparatus and pipelines
  • explain the basics of the calculation of spans of pipe laying and the design of expansion compensation systems
  • select the appropriate material(s)
  • construct apparatus for the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry, food and biotechnology and fine chemistry according to the rules of hygienic design
  • plan cleaning, disinfection and sterilization steps
  • analyze the combination of requirements and propose solutions

2. Exercise

Students are able to

  • design elements of apparatus and pipelines according to DIN EN 13445, DIN EN 13480 and AD 2000 for static and thermal stress
  • calculate the span when laying pipes
  • determine the length and arrangement of bending legs to compensate for expansion in pipelines
  • determine the pressure loss in a pipeline
  • estimate the operating conditions for the disinfection and sterilization of process plants (medium, temperature, working time, etc.)


  • DIN EN 13445, DIN EN 13480, Beuth Verlag
  • AD 2000 Regelwerk, Beuth Verlag
  • Wagner, Walter: Festigkeitsberechnungen im Apparate- und Rohrleitungsbau, Vogel Verlag, 2012
  • Herz, Rolf: Grundlagen der Rohrleitungs- und Apparatetechnik, Vulkan Verlag, 2014


Video recordings, PowerPoint presentations, blackboards, reference to standards and guidelines on the Internet. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

Requirements for attendance (informal)



Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-MVT-86453-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-MVT-41-M-4] Design and Operation of Chemical Apparatus P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 3.0 LP
[MV-MVT-B110-M-4] Design of Pressure Vessels and Operation of Chemical Apparatus P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 3.0 LP