Apparatus engineering is a related to mechanical engineering, equipment and plant engineering,
technical discipline that deals with the design, construction, manufacture and commissioning of special
special, technical apparatus. In engineering science, one speaks on the one hand of
and plant engineering on the one hand and machine and apparatus engineering on the other, whereby the
apparatus engineering is understood as a subdiscipline of plant engineering. In process engineering, the
In process engineering, the combination of the terms vessel and apparatus engineering is common.
of process engineering apparatus and plants. In addition to precise knowledge of the
process that takes place inside the apparatus, knowledge of design theory, technical mechanics and
Design theory, engineering mechanics (especially strength of materials), materials science,
heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Especially in process engineering
and their highly stressed components (e.g. pressure vessels) are subject to increased
safety requirements, which must be taken into account in the construction of apparatus and plants. For this reason
Therefore, in addition to apparatus engineering, tank engineering has become established as a further technical specialization.
has established itself as a further technical specialization. This, like plant, apparatus, equipment or tool engineering, is often included in the designation or profile of
in the name or profile of companies that are specifically dedicated to one of these technically demanding
one of these technically demanding fields. Also in the job description of the
draftsman, as in other professions, it is also possible to specialize with a focus on
focus on apparatus engineering is possible.