ProTek Wear Pads


APP’s proprietary ProTek Wear Pads are industry-leading FRP composite wear pads that are designed to stop metal-to-metal piping damage by isolating pipes. ProTek Wear Pads are easy to install, can withstand temperatures from -320°F to +400°F, and are used in a wide variety of industries to keep pipes from scraping against I-beams or concrete supports.

Key Features

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Our composite wear pads are made to lengthen the lifespan of your piping systems, and make your job easier in the process. Pads are built to withstand extreme temperatures, fit precisely to pipes, and fight off corrosion. These long-lasting supports stop the corrosion that comes from metal-on-metal contact. And despite being extremely durable, you won’t have to worry about welding or specialized installation. They’re built to keep all costs low, simplify installation, and boost the lifespan of your pipes.

Our pads fit precisely to pipes and seal them off from corrosive materials like dust, salt, or contaminants.
A pre-roughened interior boosts bonding strength and simplifies installation, eliminating the high costs of field installation or welding.
Simple installation with our powerful epoxy system means no measuring, no guesswork, and no messes.
They are made in the U.S.A. with locally sourced raw materials.
They are UV-protected, chemical resistant, and designed to excel in harsh heat and cold.
Competitive pricing and standard sizes in stock for quick delivery.
Available in virtually any thickness, degrees of coverage and length.

ProTek Wear Pad Specifications

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Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)

Maximum Strength

53,000 lbs.


Our simple installation process requires no welding, hot work permits, or highly skilled personnel; you only need to use our EX-100 epoxy, static mixing nozzle, and applicator gun. Entry-level personnel should be able to complete the installation in less than five minutes.

Curing Time

The epoxy is cured and tack-free in four hours and can handle strength in six hours. Temperature, user skill, and environmental conditions are a few factors that impact installation and curing time.

Painted Pipes

ProTek Wear Pads can be installed on painted pipes—however, many customers choose to install the support on bare pipe and then paint the entire system, including the ProTek Wear Pad, in one step.

Custom Manufacturing

Available in virtually any thickness, degrees of coverage and length

Standard Sizes

Pipe Size Thickness Angle "A" Length 
Up to 4” ¼” 90° 12”
6” to 10” ¼” 60° 12”
12” to 20” ¼” 30° 12”
24” & up ⅜” 30° 12”

Product FAQs

How long do ProTek Wear Pads last?

APP ProTek Wear Pads are designed to outlive your actual piping system. Some of our supports have been used in harsh conditions for more than 20 years.

Does APP manufacture metallic wear pads?

Yes — metallic wear pads are known as repads or reinforcement pads, and we’re happy to help you identify the best product for your project. Fill out our Contact Us form for more information, to discuss custom metal fabrication, or to get a quote.

How strong is the ProTek Wear Pad?

The ProTek Wear Pad has a maximum compressive strength (ASTM E8) of 53,000 pounds. Here is a real-world example: One of our clients approached us about issues they were encountering on a 36-inch line filled with crude that was sitting on a metal beam. They wanted to know if our composite material would be able to handle this load and asked us to perform a compressive test to prove that the ProTek Wear Pad could handle 26,000 pounds. We tested our standard (¼-inch thick, 30-degree coverage, 12-inch long) wear pad on a 10-inch-diameter, 1-inch-thick pipe. We had to stop the test at 54,000 pounds when the massive pipe began to ovalize. However, the wear pad remained intact! Because our composite material is flexible and not brittle, the point of contact with the steel grew as the pipe ovalized. Thus, as the pipe ovalized, the increased footprint of our wear pad allowed for even greater support.

What is the standard ProTek Wear Pad size?

Our ProTek Wear Pads are available in the same dimensions used for metallic wear pads. These specifications allow our composite wear pads to directly replace metallic wear pads with only minimal change to existing pipe system designs. Most ProTek Wear Pads are ¼ of an inch thick and 12 or 14 inches long.

Does APP manufacture custom wear pad sizes?

Yes — the ProTek Wear Pad can be custom-made in any quantity and at the size, length, thickness, and angle you need for your project.

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