advanced piping products projects


From turnarounds to multi-billion dollar expansions, our products protect piping systems in small inland facilities to the floating mega-structures in the world’s deepest oceans. We begin by working hand-in-hand with major end users and EPCs during the FEED stage of a project to ensure that our products are incorporated into the design and engineering specifications. Next, we endeavor to train the general contractor and all subcontractors on the proper installation and inspection of our products through hands-on seminars and field certifications. Our project management team is present through commissioning, completion and beyond. We are fully vested in the success of our customer’s projects.

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ABENCS/Abengoa Ethanol Production Indiana/Illinois

APP supplied ProTek Pipe Shoes for two Abengoa Ethanol plants, one located in Illinois and the other in Indiana.

Both have a bioethanol production capacity of 90 Mgal a year.

Flint Hills Ethylene Expansion Port Arthur & Corpus Christi, TX

APP supplied ProTek Pipe Shoes for the Flint Hills LNG expansion project.

Golden Pass LNG Sabine, TX

APP provided CryoTek Pipe Shoes for the Golden Pass LNG terminal and regasification facility.

The terminal has the capacity to accommodate up to 15.6 million metric tons of LNG per year.

Gulf Pascagoula LNG Pascagoula, MS

APP provided approximately 2,000 pipe supports for pipes sized 4" – 36", including the CryoTek Pipe Shoe, contributing to $1M+ in pipe shoe installation savings.

Gulf LNG shortened their installation timeline by six months and became the first LNG project in the United States to use cold composite pipe shoes.

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Kuraray Eval Expansion La Porte, TX

APP supplied ProTek Pipe Shoes and insulation blocks for the Kuraray EVAL Expansion project, which increased the plant’s production capacity from 35,000 to 47,000 tons. The EVAL plant produces ethylene vinyl-alcohol copolymers.

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Chevron, Big Foot Gulf of Mexico

APP provided ProTek Wear Pads for all uninsulated pipes at points of metal-to-metal contact on platform topsides.

The Big Foot oil field is estimated to contain 100 million oil-equivalent barrels.

Chevron Jack and St. Malo Gulf of Mexico

APP provided 13,000 ProTek Packages consisting of wear pads and metallic pipe supports, along with 15 installation training sessions.

This was a custom solution, developed in collaboration with Chevron in order to address corrosion concerns—evaluation estimated that this solution added 30 years to the pipe supports’ offshore lifespan.

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Chevron, Mafumeira Norte Offshore Platform Angola, Africa

APP supplied thousands of ProTek Wear Pads and coated U-bolts for Mafumeira Norte.

Production at the oil field began in 2009 with an expected peak production of 30 million ft³ of natural gas and 30,000 barrels of crude oil a day.

Chevron, Nemba Offshore Platform Angola, Africa

Thousands of ProTek Wear Pads and coated U-bolts were supplied by APP for the Nemba Offshore Platform project.

Production began in 2001 with an expected peak production of 50,000 barrels a day.

Petrobras, Barracuda Brazil

APP supplied thousands of ProTek Wear Pads and coated U-bolts for Barracuda.

The Barracuda oil field has estimated reserves of 867 million barrels of oil.

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Enbridge Avinger, TX

APP supplied ProTek Wear Pads, CryoTek Pipe Shoes and Metallic Pipe Supports for Enbridge in their Avinger, TX facility.

Kinder Morgan Bostco USA, multiple sites

APP was selected to supply all composite wear pads and pipe shoes for uninsulated lines on the $500 million Kinder Morgan Bostco project.

ProTek Pipe Shoes and ProTek wear Pads (2,000 of each) were delivered and installed on-site, eliminating 6 weeks from the original 2-month installation timeline.

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Koch Industries USA, multiple sites

APP has manufactured large diameter (up to 36”) ProTek Wear Pads for Koch and its subsidiaries to be used in pumping stations and pipeline applications.

Oxy Permian Jayton, TX

APP supplied hundreds of VibraTek Hold Down Clamps for all reciprocating compressors for an Oxy Salt Creek Expansion project, located in Jayton, Texas.

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ExxonMobil Baton Rouge NRD Expansion Baton Rouge, LA; Baytown, TX

A shortage of non-road diesel led to a quick-turn timeline for expansion of ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge NRD facility. APP delivered 5,000 ProTek Wear Pads within three weeks.

ExxonMobil not only met their strict project timeline, but saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in installation costs—APP performed all installation training and developed an installation quality control process to ensure long life for the wear pads.

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ExxonMobil Chemical Multiple USA Sites

APP provided ProTek Wear Pads, Cold Shoes and miscellaneous metallic supports for multiple ExxonMobil projects, including the NRD, Elite and numerous maintenance turn-arounds.

Dow Chemical Deer Park, TX; Freeport, TX

APP supplied ProTek Pipe Shoes for a 24” water line. Our product offered a cost-effective solution for isolating a large diameter of pipe and preventing metal-to-metal contact.

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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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MEMC Pasadena, TX

CryoTek Pipe Shoes were supplied by APP for a polysilicon production plant expansion project.

MEMC produces ultra-pure granular polysilicon, silicon and monosilane for use in the solar and semiconductor industry.