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ProTek Composite Pipe Shoe

APP’s ProTek Pipe Shoe is a composite, non-metallic pipe support solution for elevated or insulated steel piping systems.

APP’s ProTek Pipe Shoe is an in-stock, UV-resistant, non-metallic solution for elevated or insulated piping systems at the support points. It has 150,000 lbs. of compressive strength, a temperature range of -320°F to +400°F and is resistant to chemical attack. It is the optimal support for insulated or elevated piping systems in plants or refineries, both onshore and offshore.

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ProTek Composite Pipe Shoe Diagram

Air-Tight Compartments
The compartments in the ProTek Composite Pipe Shoe body create air-tight chambers that eliminate any thermal transfer.
Precise Manufacturing
APP’s ProTek Composite Pipe Shoe is manufactured to the precise outer diameter to ensure optimal vapor seal.
APP’s ProTek Composite Pipe Shoe weighs of its metallic counterpart.

ProTek Composite Pipe Shoe Specifications

ProTek Composite Pipe Shoe Specifications
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    Composition APP-VEFR
    Maximum Compressive Strength 150,000 lbs.
    Temperature Range -320°F to +400°F
    Installation The pipe is fastened to the shoe by stainless steel bands.
    Required accessories
    • 2 ea. ¾” stainless steel bands
    • 2 ea. ¾” banding clips
    • Banding tool
    • Silicone
    Custom manufacturing Available in any pipe diameter, height and length
    • In stock and available for immediate shipping
    • Resilient to chemical and UV attack
    • Our composite, non-conductive material does not promote heat transfer, unlike metallic shoes, keeping the line at a constant temperature
    • Lightweight composite material allows for ease of installation and transportation
    • Installed using two stainless steel bands, effectively eliminating the need for welding and avoiding metal-to-metal contact. Can be installed in a fraction of the time it takes to install a metallic shoe and does not require skilled labor.
    Standard Sizes
    Pipe Size Width Height Length
    ½” to 3” 4” 4” 12”
    4” to 6” 5.5” 4” 14”
    4” to 16” 5.5” 6” 18”
    Part Numbers Download a complete list of part numbers (pdf)
    CAD Files Request CAD files for this product
    Pricing Request Pricing Information

    ProTek Composite Pipe Shoe FAQs  See All FAQs »

    • Which products do you keep in stock?

      We carry our ProTek Wear Pads, ProTek Pipe Shoes and ProTek U-Bolt for standard pipe sizes. We also inventory metallic hardware for pipe support applications.

    • Can your composite pipe supports be installed on painted pipe?

      Yes, this is one of the key features of our composite pipe support system. Our epoxy system is compatible with any cured coating surface, though a word of caution: our epoxy will sometimes bond to the paint better than the paint does to the pipe. If shortcuts were taken during the coating process, our epoxy has been known to remove the coating from the pipe. If the coating is properly applied this will not be an issue. When using our ProTek Composite Pipe Shoes no preparation is necessary since they are banded to the pipe.

    • How are ProTek Composite Pipe Shoes installed?

      Our ProTek Pipe Shoes are installed using 3 heavy duty stainless steel bands to secure the pipe and our SL-100 silicone sealant to ensure an air tight seal between the pipe shoe and the pipe. Since this is an elevated pipe support, it can easily be insulated after installation or can remain uninsulated if the line is at ambient temperature.

    • How does installation differ between composite pipe supports and metal pipe shoes?

      Composite pipe supports require no welding to install — our products are either epoxied or banded to the pipe so installation does not require a certified welder or hot permit and the pipe can be an active line. Composite pipe supports weigh a fraction of what metal pipe shoes do and typically, only one person is needed for install and there is no need for a forklift or other lifting assistance. Thanks to the above reasons, it takes far less time and effort to install composite pipe supports which will save your budget and the bandwidth of your installers.