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Career in Static Equipment Design

You've been offered a desired seat in the Mechanical Engineering program. Congratulations! What's your next objective? What possibilities do you have for a job after mechanical engineering? You'll be pleased to learn that there are many more job options available for mechanical engineers than for many other engineering disciplines.


Being able to engineer things is the best aspect of engineering, regardless of the subject. You would learn the foundational concepts of many other fields as a mechanical engineer. The foundational field of engineering known as mechanical engineering has given rise to numerous branches, including automotive engineering and aerospace engineering. During the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, mechanical engineering became a formal subject. In reality, the development of simple devices like wheels, levers, wedges, and ramps can be credited with giving rise to mechanical engineering.


Nevertheless, where are the mechanical engineers of today? What does the future hold for them?


Simple. As far as the eye can see, everything. Mechanical engineers have a wide range of career opportunities, from fluid dynamics analysis in the human body to joint design in a prototype robot. Any machine we see around us was developed with the help of mechanical engineers. But for now, we'll concentrate on Static Equipment Design, a vibrant and challenging career path for mechanical engineers.


Static equipment engineers are responsible for designing, analyzing, and maintaining static equipment, such as pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and storage tanks, in industrial plants. They work with a variety of materials, including metals, alloys, and polymers, and use engineering principles and computer-aided design (CAD) software to create detailed technical drawings and specifications.


In their role, static equipment engineers may be involved in a range of activities, including:


  • Developing and reviewing design specifications for static equipment, including size, shape, and material selection

  • Conducting calculations to determine the strength and stability of equipment components, using engineering principles such as the laws of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

  • Using computer-aided design (CAD) software to create technical drawings of static equipment.

  • Utilize an advanced design tool, such as PV Elite, to do design analysis.

  • Reviewing vendor drawings and equipment design to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.

  • Coordinating with other engineering disciplines, such as process engineers, mechanical engineers, and structural engineers, to ensure the overall design of the plant is cohesive and meets the project requirements.