From concept to commissioning and decommissioning to disposal, all equipment installation projects in manufacturing and processing plants go through a common process. Engineers are often too conservative in their practices, safely oversizing instead of asking more, or the right, questions up front. This approach can lead to inherent operational waste down the line. This presentation will cover the life of a piece of equipment, taking real world examples from the field to illustrate good system design meeting modern controls capabilities. The speaker will particularly focus on air compressors, pumps, blowers and vacuum systems.