Bilfinger VAM Anlagentechnik GmbH

Engineering Apparatus



Based on our long term experience on apparatus construction customers will be supported by Bilfinger VAM with professional engineering works. Therefore we use our internal know how from the workshop and the erection department to provide the best solutions for our clients.

Following engineering work can be done by Bilfinger VAM in the area of apparatus construction.


  • Pressureless heat accumulators – system „Hedbäck“
  • 2-zone heat accumulators
  • Pressurized heat accumulators
  • Hydraulic connection to piping system
  • Tube bundle exchangers
  • Columns with trays or packings
  • Liquid gas tanks
  • Storage tanks
  • Flat bottom tanks         
  • Double shell tanks
  • Absorber
  • Flash tanks for piping systems
  • Feed water tanks         
  • Storage towers
  • Reactors
  • Pressure vessels
  • Reconstruction oiltanks – heat accumulators
  • Rehabilitation / modification


Range of Services

  • Basic- and detail engineering of apparatus and vessels
  • Design of pipe bridges, platforms, erection tools, …
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Dimensioning of pressure vessels and heat exchangers
  • Wind- and earthquake calculations according to national and international standards (e.g. DIN 18800, EN 1993)
  • Determining of loads on foundations
  • Design of the pressure vessels on alternating stresses
  • Calculation of complex parts with finite element method
  • Calculation of nozzle loads with WRCB
  • Thermal calculation of heat exchangers and heating coils
  • Flow analysis (CFD)
  • Conformity assessment according PED
  • Design of process equipment
  • Creation of documents for submission for vessels and apparatus which need subject for approval
  • Design and dimensioning of pressure less heat accumulators according to system “Hedbäck” as well as on site erected pressure vessels
  • Creation of connection concepts and design of the hydraulic connection of heat accumulators
  • Welding technology, welding process and quality assurance
  • Design of entire plants including platforms, safety equipment, instrumentation and construction services
  • Commissioning
  • Documentation


Software Tools 

  • ANSYS – Ansys Mechanical, CFD
  • Autodesk - AutoCAD
  • Dassault Systemes – Solidworks
  • Dlubal - R-Stab
  • IBM – Probad
  • Lauterbach - Festigkeitstechnik
  • Microsoft – MS Office

  • PTC – Creo

  • PTC – Mathcad

  • rmDATA

  • SAP

  • Sigma – Rohr2

  • SSE - WinShell (AD2000)


Roland Eder

Roland Eder

Head of the business division

Phone: +43 (0)7242 406-249
Fax: +43 (0)7242 406-7249