Founded by Jon Carr on February 23, 1991, APP was launched based on a practical vision: composites could provide protection against the corrosion and wear experienced by steel pipes. After two and half decades, APP has provided pipe supports for hundreds of projects around the world.
In February of next year, APP will have been in business for 25 years. So when we say that it has been a remarkable year, we're basing that on sizable data set. We wouldn't be where we are without all of our wonderful customers and we want to share a few highlights that made this year one of our best yet.
Wear Pads have many different aliases and are referred to by a variety of names. Whether it's a pipe saddle, pipe cradle, a load pad or a pipe isolation pad, they're all wear pads. However, it's important to understand that not all wear pads are created equal.
How costly and dangerous is corrosion? The cost of corrosion in the U.S. alone is estimated at $276 billion per year. To put that number in perspective, the cost of corrosion in the U.S. is higher than the GDP of nearly 40 countries. In this post, we'll see how composites can help significantly reduce the costs associated with corrosion.