Creating equipment as resources



I have been trying to create equipment as a resource by using a dummy e-mail address. Unfortunately because the e-mail address is not a real one the 'account' cannot be created / validated and I cannot use my e-mail address again as it already has an account.

The aim is to track the use of a key bit of equipment that is used for multiple different projects on the same sheet but ideally I would like to use the project resource view and calculate its allocation for my team to have visibility of any constraints we might have.

Any help is gratefully received!