About Us

Quality Assurance

At APS, we prioritize delivering the highest quality products to our customers. That's why we take great care to inspect each product individually to the highest degree of scrutiny before making it available for purchase on our website. Our meticulous inspection process is a crucial step in ensuring that our customers receive only the best products, free from defects or issues that could compromise their satisfaction. We believe in taking no chances when it comes to the quality of the products we offer, and our inspection process reflects that commitment.

Final inspections are carried out using high-precision measuring and testing equipment such as:

  • Horizon Metrology – OPTIV 3 Optical Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • Mitutoyo PH-A14 Comparator
  • Wilson Rockwell Tester
  • Mitutoyo SJ-201 Profilometer
  • Sunnen Precision Hole Gauges PG-810 & Pg-700
  • Mitutoyo Linear Height 600
  • And a full complement of precision micrometers, calipers, surface plates, digital height indicators, standard plugs, rings & thread gauges

*Traditional and time-tested equipment and methods are also used. Valves and guns are static pressure tested to at least 1.3 x working pressure, and rotary guns and pressure-operated valves are tested under operating conditions prior to being assigned a serial number. All applicable equipment is safety tested and decaled per WJTA guidelines.

*Testing equipment includes two test pumps one operating at 20,000 psi and the other at 40,000 psi. Hydrostatic test console rated at 60,000 psi. Various air-operated dump guns enable testing to be carried out by a single operator.


APS was established as a company in April of 2007, but the cumulative experience of our people means that we can offer a wealth of knowledge dating back decades related to our industry that rivals that of the oldest of our competitors.

Our primary location is in Tomball, TX, and we have a secondary sales office and distribution center in La Porte, TX, near the Ship Channel.

We are a fast-growing ESG company with roots firmly planted in the water blasting industry serving companies and governments worldwide.  We pride ourselves in providing unmatched customer service, products, and pricing.  

APS is part of a growing family under the Shape Technologies Group. APS was acquired by Shape in September 2015; together, like a braided cord, we are stronger, linking the experience and products of Shape Material Removal, Aqua-Dyne, Riverstone Pressure Systems, Flow, and APS into one genuinely dynamic family.


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