For many industrial applications, press technology is replacing welding as a preferred means of joining stainless steel piping. For one thing, its simple and easy, as shown in this video by Tom Shields, director of Industrial Accounts for Viega Industrial Piping Solutions.Shields recently stopped by our Putman Media offices to demonstrate his company's ProPress system, developed in a partnership with Ridgid Professional Tools. ProPress allows pharma, biopharma and other manufacturers to quickly and safely join standard widths of stainless steel piping for non-sanitary applications. The key to press technology, Shields notes, is that it uses a 360-degree sealing element to ensure a strong seal and fit for water, natural gas, and other needs. More information can be found here.