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Corrosion occurs due to metal contact between the uncoated u-bolts and pipe. The excessive corrosion and pitting can eventually develop into pinhole leaks. This interaction can be completely eliminated by utilizing an APS Pipe Support Pad and APS U-Bolt-Cote. (As shown to the left.) U-Bolt-Cote is excellent for use on plastic, FRP or glass-lined pipe for shock absorption.

U-Bolt-Cote provides corrosion resistance and cathodic protection. All sizes available. Galvanized long tangent u-bolts ranging in sizes through 20" are stock items. Larger sizes and other types of coating such as zinc, cadmium, stainless, Xylan (Teflon) are also available. Standard APS pipe support pads are die cut out of Buna-N rubber. Pre-drilled thermoplastic rods (either round or half-round) can be provided.


The U-Bolt-Cote is a seamless, vulcanized, polyolefin material that can be applied to all types of U-Bolts. It is excellent for eliminating corrosion problems on piping in refineries, chemical plants, paper mills, offshore platforms, rigs and the shipping industry. The U-Bolt-Cote will also help to reduce vibration and noise levels.


  • VERSATILITY - With a wide variety of sizes available, U-Bolt-Cote can be applied to all makes and sizes of U-Bolts.
  • PROTECTION - A rugged and durable covering, eliminating metal-to-metal contact.
  • RELIABILITY - U-Bolt-Cote provides high abrasive and corrosive resistance in a continuous sheath, eliminating fraying and unraveling. Virtually unaffected by heat, ultraviolet rays, vibration, electrolysis, sandblasting, or any other rigors conducive to an industrial and marine environment.
  • EASE OF INSTALLATION - The U-Bolt size has been considered to accommodate the coating thickness assuring a good fit over the pipe.