Module Handbook

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Module MV-MVT-41-M-4

Design and Operation of Chemical Apparatus (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-MVT-41-M-4 Design and Operation of Chemical Apparatus 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-MVT] Particle Process Engineering
Reference course of study [MV-82.A29-SG] B.Sc. Biological and Chemical Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U MV-MVT-86453-K-4
Design and Operation of Chemical Apparatus
P 42 h 48 h - - PL1 3.0 SuSe
  • About [MV-MVT-86453-K-4]: Title: "Design and Operation of Chemical Apparatus"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 48 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10453 ("Design and Operation of Chemical Apparatus")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


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

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)



Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-MVT-41-M-4]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MV-82.A29-SG] B.Sc. Biological and Chemical Engineering [Fundamentals] Ingenieurwissenschaftliche Grundlagen [P] Compulsory