329.020 Basics of Pressure Vessel and Plant Technology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 3.0h, 4.0EC
TUWELLectureTube

Properties

  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Blended Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • interpret and apply definitions, terms and basic rules for pressure equipment (pressure vessels, piping, armatures, and pressure bearing assemblies).
  • assigning important regulation for placing on the market and operation of pressure equipment in Austria, the European Union, and global; applying concepts and terms from these regulations, and becoming acquainted to similar regulation quickly;
  • interpret and apply requirements  to materials, design, manufacture, accessories, testing and examination (pre- and in-service inspections) of pressure vessels.
  • describe structure and features of important elements of pressure vessels and plants, with the further goal to select such elements and operate plants.
  • describe and interpret important documents (especially drawings) in plant design.

Subject of course

  • Documents and design drawings in plant design
  • Pressure equipment: Pressure Equipment Directive (Richtlinie 2014/68/EU) and other Legal requirements as well as rules of technology,, materials, manufacturing, testing und in-service inspection, design calculations
  • Special design details: Plating, lining, multi-layer design, design to avoid or minimize corrosion, heat insulation, connectors and leak-tightness, sight glasses
  • Piping: Piping parts and welded connections, compensation of thermal strain and expansion joints, supports, insulation and heating, venting, drainage, piping design documents
  • Accessories: Blocking- and adjustment valves, accessory against overpressure, non-return valves, steam traps, drainage and venting valves, pressure-reducing valves
  • Special equipment: Heat exchangers

Teaching methods

Detailed videos with numerous examples and writen script, check of understanding and examples in the form of eLearning tests, review and exam examples in the lecture hall, written exam.

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

Planning winter semester 2023: Current plan is to make the content available in the form of lecture notes videos and in TUWEL. In addition, there will be a weekly lecture in the lecture hall (1h 30min), where the main content will be repeated, exam examples will be shown and questions will be answered.  There are plans to record and/or live stream the lectures.  Attendance in the lecture hall is recommended.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu13:00 - 15:0005.10.2023 - 21.12.2023GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Zusammenfassung und Beispiele
Basics of Pressure Vessel and Plant Technology - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu05.10.202313:00 - 15:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Zusammenfassung und Beispiele
Thu12.10.202313:00 - 15:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Zusammenfassung und Beispiele
Thu19.10.202313:00 - 15:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Zusammenfassung und Beispiele
Thu09.11.202313:00 - 15:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Zusammenfassung und Beispiele
Thu16.11.202313:00 - 15:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Zusammenfassung und Beispiele
Thu23.11.202313:00 - 15:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Zusammenfassung und Beispiele
Thu30.11.202313:00 - 15:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Zusammenfassung und Beispiele
Thu07.12.202313:00 - 15:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Zusammenfassung und Beispiele
Thu14.12.202313:00 - 15:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Zusammenfassung und Beispiele
Thu21.12.202313:00 - 15:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Zusammenfassung und Beispiele

Examination modalities

The course is assessed by means of a written examination, whereby the previous passing of the eLearning part is a prerequisite for taking the examination.

Within the framework of the eLearning part, one learning activity (usually a test) must be completed per week. The learning activity is available until the start of the lecture, in which the corresponding content is repeated. Successful participation in the eLearning part is considered to have reached 50% of the total points (sum over all tests).

At the end of the semester one and in the following semester three written exams (duration 1.5 hours) are offered. One exam appointment and, in case of a negative exam, one retake of the exam are possible per academic year. Each of the four offered dates can be chosen as examination or repetition date.

Students must bring their student identification card, a calculator, writing utensils, and the annexes of the lecture notes, which may be used as supporting documents for the examination, with them to the examinations. No notes are allowed in the supporting  documents.

The course will be graded based on the number of points earned on the exam and 50% of the points are required for passing. In the case of an exam retake, the score achieved on the retake will count.

If the eLearning part has been completed positively and no exam has been taken, the eLearning part can be credited in the next academic year.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu14:00 - 16:0018.04.2024GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums written25.03.2024 08:00 - 15.04.2024 08:00TISSWS23_03
Fri10:00 - 12:0014.06.2024GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums written20.05.2024 08:00 - 10.06.2024 08:00TISSWS23_04

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.09.2023 12:00 06.10.2023 08:00 26.01.2024 08:00

Registration modalities

Anmeldung in TISS wegen Freischaltung des E-Learning Systems erforderlich.

Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 273 Chemical and Process Engineering Mandatory5. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
734 Apparatus, Plant and Process Engineering Mandatory6. Semester
735 Chemical Engineering Mandatory8. Semester

Literature

Lecture notes for this course are available. Die Modalitäten des Skriptenverkaufs werden rechzeitig bekanntgegeben (LVA-News).

Language

German