Since Microsoft Project 2010 does not include a formal type of resource called an Equipment resource, about the only thing you can do is to go to Resource > Leveling Options and DESELECT the Leveling Can Create Splits in Remaining Work option and DESELECT the Leveling Can Adjust Individual Assignments on a Task option. Hope this helps.
I was wondering if anyone knew of an easy way to schedule equipment as a resource so the task doesn’t break. Even when scheduling to available date, it will break the task. I need it to stay the entire duration because the activity requires special laboratory equipment. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! So far I have been manually dragging the other end of the task back to attach it.