CryoTek Pipe Shoes

Key Features


Protection from Extreme Temperature Conditions

APP’s CryoTek Pipe Shoe is a cutting-edge, nonmetallic pipe support solution for extreme temperature conditions. It is ideal for cryogenic piping systems that involve gas liquefaction, LNG terminals/carriers, ethylene plants, or any cryogenic process piping. Although our CryoTek Pipe Shoe was originally developed for use in cryogenic conditions (-320°F), the shoe also offers unparalleled performance in temperatures up to +400°F. The CryoTek Pipe Shoe is the premier solution for elevated piping systems.

Composite VEFR technology does not promote temperature transfer, preventing ice formation and fluctuation in system temperature.
Eliminates steel shoe multi-layer insulation requirement, which can delaminate over time.
Resin system is UV resistant, does not support heat combustion, and can be combined with an intumescent coating to resist temperatures of 2,000°F for up to two hours.
Installation takes a fraction of the time of traditional pre-insulated metallic supports.
Lightweight. Can be installed and/or transported without the use of heavy-lift equipment.
Safely encapsulates the fragile insulation used in cryogenic piping systems, preventing costly repairs.

CryoTek Pipe Shoe Specifications

CryoTek Pipe Shoe Specifications


The CryoTek Pipe Shoe consists of a single monolithic unit, formed under a vacuum from continuous strand glass mat in a revolutionary new hybrid thermosetting resin around a core of low-density polyurethane foam insulation.

Maximum Comprehensive Strength

Temperature Range

-320°F to +400°F


EX-100 Epoxy System

Required Accessories

  • Epoxy (6 oz. cartridge)

  • Static mixing nozzle

  • Epoxy applicator gun

  • 2 ea. ¾” stainless steel band per shoe

  • 2 ea. ¾” wing clips bands per shoe

  • Banding tool

Custom Manufacturing

Available in any diameter, width, height and length.

Standard Sizes

Pipe Size

Band Width (excluding flange)

Base Length (excluding flange)


Height Range

1/2" - 2 1/2" 1 1/2" 12" 2" 4" - 10"
3" - 4" 3 1/2" 18" 1 1/2" 4" - 12"
6" - 8" 5" 18" 1 1/2" 4" - 12"
10" - 14" 10" 18" 1 1/2" 4" - 12"
16" - 20" 14" 24" 1 1/2" 4" - 12"
24" 20" 24" 1 1/2" 4" - 12"
> 24" 24"/30" 30" 1 1/2" 4" - 10"

Product FAQs

What is the lifespan on a CryoTek pipe shoe?

Provided the product is properly installed, utilized, and maintained, we expect the life of the product to match the life of the project.

How strong is the CryoTek pipe shoe?

Our cured resin system has an 8 percent flexibility factor while maintaining a compressibility factor of 27,500 psi.

How is APP’s CryoTek pipe shoe different from traditional cold shoes?

  • Lightweight: Easier to handle during installation, requires no machinery to move; shipping costs less
  • Nonmetallic: No metal on metal contact with structure so avoids corrosion
  • Simple design: Compatible with your choice of insulation
  • Ease of installation: No welding required

What is the temperature range of CryoTek pipe shoes?

We have tested our composite material down to -320°F (-196°C). CryoTek IPN Composite Technology demonstrates the best performance in cryogenic conditions.

What are the standard sizes of CryoTek pipe shoes?

Nominal Pipe Size (NPS)

External Dimensions

Internal Dimensions

Max Height

1/2" - 2 1/2" 13" x 4 1/2" 10" x 1 1/2" 8"
3" - 8" 13" x 6 1/2" 10" x 3 1/2" 8"
10" - 12" 17" x 13" 14" x 10" 12"
> 30" Custom Custom Custom

Can you make custom sizes?

Yes, we can make custom sizes to fit your project requirements.

How long does it take to install a CryoTek pipe shoe?

Installation depends on size. Each pipe shoe is installed with epoxy and banding. Please see installation instructions here.

What is the friction factor if this shoe rests directly on structural steel? Can we embed a sliding pad to reduce friction?

We have historically used a static coefficient of friction for E-Glass FRP of 0.2. Yes, we can embed a stainless steel "slide plate" to the bottom of the CryoTek shoe.

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