Compared to pipe bends and expansion loops, bellows and expansion joints use a lot less area and are intended to take into account the thermal movement of piping systems. Only angular motions are permitted by these expansion joints and bellows. They are made to absorb angular motion in a number of planes without applying pressure push to the stationary points. These bellows and expansion joints have many angular rotations, making them more flexible than hinged solutions. These are intended to absorb the whole thrust force of the unit itself, shielding neighboring equipment from harm brought on by thrust stress.