This equipment is usually designed with a specific process or
family of processes in mind and can be customized for a particular
facility in some cases.
Costs vary, depending on whether equipment is being purchased new or used and what it will be utilized for. Companies that manufacture process equipment may also provide support through maintenance and repair contracts to customers interested in these services.
This type of equipment includes things like tanks for chemical reactions, such as fermentation, along with tanks designed for storing materials used in various processes. Filters, controllers, valves, and other auxiliary equipment is also considered a form of process equipment.
Specific facilities may have equipment needed for catalyzing various reactions, controlling flow of materials through process piping, and other activities. New process equipment is sometimes readily available and must be ordered by arrangement in other cases. Companies buying new equipment may have customization options available. These options allow companies to tailor equipment to their facilities to address specific needs and concerns. When developing custom equipment, companies may send consultants to the facility where it will be used to confirm that a design is appropriate and offer advice on configuring the equipment.