SPIR STAR - Your specialists in high-pressure hose

SPIR STAR Druckschläuche AG, headquartered in Rimbach-Mitlechtern, Germany, has become the synonym for thermoplastic ultra-high pressure hose solutions 'Made in Germany'. With working pressures of up to 46,000psi (3,200 bar) and inner diameters ranging from 1/8" (3mm) up to 1" (25mm), SPIR STAR® offers a broad variety of hoses to meet today's requirements for the waterblast, hydraulic and most importantly the oil & gas industry.

Thanks to continuously improving product quality as well as customer service, SPIR STAR has managed to spread its presence globally with corporate branches (located in the US, France, Singapore and China) and selected authorised distribution partners offering SPIR STAR´s customer base highly responsive customer service, thorough technical assistance and competitive lead-times.

Continuous R&D and improvement efforts have helped SPIR STAR gain a reputation for excellence, especially in the waterblast, hydraulic, oil & gas and automotive industries.

SPIR STAR is proud to offer 'Outstanding Quality ... Outstanding Service' - 'Made in Germany' - for more than 25 years.

Ultra-high-pressure hose assemblies

SPIR STAR hoses have been approved and chosen for projects from the North Sea to the Gulf of Mexico by leading oil servicing and producing companies for more than 20 years. Among the many varying applications, SPIR STAR hoses are used for offshore bundles, methanol service on platforms, chemical injections at the well and hydraulic component control.

SPIR STAR hoses feature advantages such as:

  • high resistance to chemicals, detergents and solvents
  • high temperature compatibility (up to 150°C/300°F)
  • outer cover resistant to hydrolysis and microbes
  • resistance to external pressures for deep water applications
  • small bend radius at maximum volumes of flow
  • low volumetric expansion at maximum working pressure
  • low permeation rate
  • long lengths up to 15,000ft or 4,500m.

SPIR STAR's products have been approved for use by all major oil companies and set the standard in quality, service life and reliability.

High temperature hoses

SPIR STAR is the only hose manufacturer offering inner liner and outer covers made of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), a material known for its low permeation rate, and excellent heat and chemical resistance. The company offers two hose series with the designated material: HT®-Series and PPA®-Series. Both are capable of working with the harshest of chemicals and can withstand external pressures of up to 600 bar, resembling application depths of up to 6,000m (19,685ft). Long continuous lengths of up to 4,500m (15,000ft) can be manufactured for subsea umbilicals depending on the hose type.

HT thermoplastic hose series (150°C / 300°F)

The HT®-hose series offers heat-resistance at high pressures, a unique combination for thermoplastic hose. The development of the latter hose series had specifically been required to meet the ever demanding high pressure/high temperature (HP/HT) requirements of the offshore industry.

Both the inner core and the outer cover are made of PVDF, a material setting the standard regarding the resistance to heat and chemicals worldwide.

Due to the unique combination of materials, these hose types are especially suitable for control and workover umbilicals at hot well operations. The permeation rate of PVDF is extremely low compared to standard materials.

Upon request the hoses can be delivered in long continuous lengths for offshore umbilicals.

The solution for high temperatures

  • inner core and outer cover made of heat-resistant PVDF
  • up to four layers of high-tensile steel wire
  • temperature-resistant up to 150°C, respectively 300°F
  • the best permeation rate/extremely low permeation rate
  • suitable for most aggressive chemicals
  • working pressure of up to 1,035 bar (15,000psi)
  • full safety factor of 4:1 (ISO 13628-5).

PPA hose series (80°C/176°F) for methanol and chemical service

The PPA®-Series was especially developed for the offshore industry. This series combines the advantages of the chemical-resisting PVDF as inner core material and UV resistant polyamide as the material of the outer cover. In contrast to the HT-Series the outer cover of the PPA-hoses is made of polyamide. Thereby the PPA-Series is especially suitable for applications requiring high chemical resistance and a low permeation rate.

All hoses are heat resistant up to 80°C (176°F) and upon request the hoses can be delivered in long continuous lengths for offshore WOCS and LV umbilicals.

The reasonable variant for aggressive chemicals

  • inner core made of heat-resistant PVDF
  • outer cover made of PA
  • up to six layers of high-tensile steel wire
  • very low permeation rate
  • working pressure of up to 1,035 bar (15,000psi)
  • inner core suitable for most aggressive chemicals
  • available nominal bore sizes: 3/16" to 1"
  • high external pressure resistance
  • full safety factor of 4:1.

M-Series - methanol hose series

The M®-Series comprises hose types with an inner liner made of methanol-washed PA11 BESNO P40 TLO, which is a tested and proven material. The outer cover is made of polyamide.

Due to the combination of these materials the M-Series features the following properties:

  • low permeation rate
  • high flexibility
  • low weight
  • proven material - well known in the offshore industry for a long time.

The hoses are suitable for applications up to 60 °C (140 °F).

Methanol-washed inner core for low permeation

  • inner core made of methanol washed PA11 BESNO P40 TL0
  • outer cover made of PA
  • up to four layers of high-tensile steel wire
  • very low permeation rate
  • working pressure of up to 1,035 bar (15,000psi)
  • high flexibility
  • full safety factor of 4:1.

Highest standards of quality and safety

SPIR STAR is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organisation committed to going the extra mile. All hoses meet and exceed industry-specific standards such as ISO 13628-5:2009. SPIR STAR faces an ever-growing global demand for continuously higher pressure requirements and increasing safety standards. The experienced staff will assist you with any requests you may have.

Environmentally friendly with photovoltaic

SPIR STAR is strongly committed to environmentally friendly operating procedures, generating its own electricity to power equipment and machinery.

The dedication to providing environmentally friendly operations and high-quality services combined with a strong commitment to progress and growth, allows SPIR STAR to continue developing new products and delivering outstanding services built on sustained customer satisfaction.

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SPIR STAR AG
Auf der Rut 7
64668 Rimbach
Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 6253 / 9889-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6253 / 9889-33
Email: [email protected]
URL: www.spirstar.de

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