A project manager or process engineer typically takes a substantial amount of time and effort to find the best solution to match the requirements of their application - one that will provide optimal performance while conforming to specifications and fitting the other constraints of the project (space, time, and budget). When so much consideration is taken on a large, expensive piece of equipment (as it should be), other ancillary equipment can be overlooked, or at least not given as much attention. But when you think about it, your process peripherals (piping, pumps, valves, columns, column internals, hoses, expansion joints, seals, gaskets, etc.) are critical extensions of your main process equipment; therefore it is equally important for the components of your system to be as durable and efficient as the main unit(s). When it comes to process piping, this is especially true – after all, you don’t want what goes through your pipe to go through your pipe.