When a longtime customer from a global engineering firm approached APP with a technical problem, we jumped at the chance to help. Read more about how we worked together to design and 3D-printed a prototype of what will become a new product in the near future.
Pipe supports are essential elements to maintaining a safe and operational piping system, and will protect the total cost of ownership of your process or utility piping system. The total cost of ownership is a combination of the direct and the indirect costs of your piping installation.
Restraining pipe movement in process systems is key to extending the life of components. Whether they're used to prohibit movement or simply allow controlled movement, hold down clamps succeed where other pipe supports fail.
Pipe shoes are one type of rigid pipe support that provide rest and guidance for pipes. APP manufactures two pipe shoes made of tough, durable, corrosion-resistant composites: ProTek Composite Pipe Shoe and the CryoTek Pipe Shoe.
For thousands of years, people have been using composites to build structures. The latest generation of composites are stronger, lighter and can be made from environmentally friendly materials.
In the last few years, there's been sizable growth in the use of composites in drilling and fracturing. In this post, we'll summarize what's new in these industries.
Composites play a vital role in the manufacture of structures such as wind turbine blades and pipe supports which enable the harnessing of sustainable energy sources.