APP plays an important supporting role in bringing affordable petroleum products to the world by preventing pipe corrosion and saving our refining clients millions of dollars in maintenance and installation costs. Our composite pipe supports and other products are utilized in refining facilities worldwide, from small independents to the largest operators such as Exxon Mobil, a continual client since 1994. We offer pipe supports for all process piping: hot, cold, insulated, uninsulated, metallic or non-metallic. Built to your exact specifications, our supports can accommodate any pipe diameter and load.

See how our ProTek product line has been used on the following expansions and projects and has solved corrosion issues for many major oil and gas companies below:

Refining Projects

Client/Project Name Location Description  
ExxonMobil Elite Baytown, TX APP provided ProTek Wear Pads and metallic pipe supports for the ExxonMobil SpectraSyn Elite manufacturing facility.

The facility has the capacity to produce up to 50,000 tons of synthetic lubricant base stock a year. A proprietary process is used to produce base stocks with enhanced capabilities such as increased durability and energy efficiency.
ExxonMobil Eagle Retrofit Baton Rouge, LA APP supplied ProTek Wear Pads and metallic pipe supports for ExxonMobil’s Eagle Retrofit project at their Baton Rouge facility.

The Baton Rouge Refinery processes more than 502,500 barrels of crude oil a day.
Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery Texas City, TX APP provided ProTek Wear Pads, ProTek Pipe Shoes, VibraTek Hold Down Clamps and metallics for the Galveston Bay Refinery.

This facility has the capacity to produce 451,000 barrels per day of gasoline, aromatics, distillates, heavy-fuel oil, propylene, fuel-grade coke and sulfur.
Motiva Port Arthur Refinery Expansion Port Arthur, TX APP provided 800+ VibraTek Hold Down Clamps and liners for reciprocating compressors at the Motiva Port Arthur Refinery expansion, addressing the costly vibration-related clamp breakage the refinery was experiencing.

The expansion made Motiva Port Arthur not only the largest refinery in the nation, but one of the top ten largest in the world.
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Ecopetrol/Reficar Refinery Expansion Cartagena, Colombia APP provided 45,000 ProTek Wear Pads for the Ecopetrol Refinery Expansion in Cartagena, Colombia, replacing legacy solutions with long-lasting, corrosion-resistant APP solutions designed to contribute to lasting success.

APP performed on-site Spanish-language installation and inspection training for 200+ Reficar employees, along with Spanish-language installation literature, presentations, and video instruction.
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Kinder Morgan/BP Splitter Houston Ship Channel APP supplied 250 ProTek and CryoTek Pipe Shoes, along with ProTek Wear Pads and U-Bolts. The project’s timeline was accelerated due to new regulations.

APP worked with them to identify the composite pipe shoes that would handle the heat and pressure the refinery pipes would contain, and met the three-month project deadline.
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