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4 Qualities to Look for in ProTek Products

If you’ve explored pipe supports, you’ve probably come across a familiar line of products: ProTek. However, if you’re not a manufacturer or you haven’t used these products, you probably don’t know the full meaning behind the name.

6 Pipe Support Myths Debunked

Confusion in the piping industry is causing damage. Did you know? Corrosion alone has cost an estimated $2.5 trillion worldwide.

Unfortunately, misunderstanding pipe supports can result in more than just high costs: It can lead to leaks, on-site...

About APP: Pipe Support Manufacturer in Houston

For the past 28 years at APP, we’ve designed, manufactured, and sold advanced pipe supports. We’ve worked hard to deliver the industry’s best-quality piping products, and I think we’ve accomplished that goal.

But these days, we have something...

Tricks to Enhancing Your T-Style Metallic Pipe Shoes

If you’re interested in T-style metallic pipe shoes, you’ve probably run into a tricky issue. They’re a great way to elevate and secure pipes. However, they’re made of metal. With that comes the danger of metal-on-metal corrosion, ruptures, or...

Epoxy Adhesive: Everything You Need to Know

Adhesives are one of those essential products that tend to be overlooked. They’re barely visible and hardly noticed ... until they fail. The reality is this: If your supports aren’t properly bonded, it could lead to disjointed parts, damaged...

What Is a Pipe Shoe?

If you work with a process piping system, you undoubtedly understand how heavy piping, high pressure, and harsh conditions lead to a need for support. You don’t want pipes resting directly on beams or gritty surfaces. That could turn into...

CryoTek Pipe Shoes vs. ProTek Composite Pipe Shoes

If you’ve worked with a heavy process piping system before, you already know—your pipes need protection. Left bare, metal pipes are exposed to scrapes, worn points, ruptures, and corrosion. Pipe shoes can add a layer of support that helps your...

How to Prevent Metal-to-Metal Contact in Piping Systems

Metal has a dangerous reputation. Most people see its sturdy structure and assume it’s nearly invincible. Unfortunately, metal-to-metal contact can severely corrode metal piping systems, which can turn into ruined pipes, destruction, and even ...

5 Qualities Customers Want in a Pipe Support Vendor

You’ve pinpointed your pipe support needs, and you’re ready to start shopping. On to the bidding process. The hard part’s over, right? 

Not necessarily.

If you want to have a good customer experience, there are some key qualities to pay attention...

Composite Pipe Supports vs. Metallic Pipe Supports: What's the Difference?

When it comes to pipe supports, materials matter. They can be the difference between a longer-lasting system and on-site disasters. But when your vendor starts pitching you on a new product’s features, it’s easy to forget about a pipe support’s...