SPIR STAR Druckschläuche, headquartered in Rimbach, Germany, is a specialist in the production of high-pressure hoses with a spiralized support made of high-tensile steel wires for use in a pressure range of 5,000psi to 46,400psi. With more than 20 years’ combined experience in design, research and manufacture of high-pressure hose, we offer a wide product range for different application areas such as waterblasting, high-pressure hydraulics and oil and gas.
In addition to the independent companies known under the name SPIR STAR™ (located in the USA, France and Singapore), we work closely with numerous representatives in various countries to guarantee our customers excellent service, thorough technical assistance, and short delivery times.
SPIR STAR hose assemblies are being used successfully in projects from the harsh environment of the North Sea to the Gulf of Mexico, e.g. offshore umbilicals, flying leads, methanol and chemical injections, hydraulic component controls, work-over and subsea flowlines.
The hoses can withstand the external pressure of water depths of 3,800m (12,500ft), which is unmatched in the industry. Besides providing excellent high-pressure performance, our hoses feature advantages such as:
SPIR STAR's products have been approved for use by all major oil companies and set the standard in quality, service life and reliability.
Currently, SPIR STAR is the only company worldwide that manufactures hoses made of PVDF, a material that sets the standard in chemical and temperature resistance. Special hose series like the HT and PPA series are designed specifically for the oil and gas markets and have been continually improved during the last 10 years. Both the HT and PPA hose series are available in long lengths for use in offshore umbilicals.
The HT hose series offers heat resistance and high pressure, a unique combination for thermoplastic hose. The HT series was developed especially for the exacting demands of high-pressure / high temperature (HP/HT) applications. Both the inner core and the outer cover of these hose types are made of PVDF, a material that is the worldwide standard in terms of heat and chemical resistance.
The product is especially suited for applications involving methanol service, for dealing with aggressive chemicals and in all cases where an extremely low permeation rate is needed. All hose types of this series are heat-resisting up to 150°C (300°F) and available for working pressures up to 1,125bar (16,300psi) with a safety factor of 1:4 (burst pressure: 4,500bar /65,250psi).
The PPA-Series combines the advantages of the chemical-resisting PVDF as inner core material and UV resistant polyamide as the material of the outer cover. This unique combination of materials makes for a hose that works well for methanol and chemical service and is far superior to any comparable product.
PVDF with its very low permeation is the only real alternative to steel pipes. All hoses are suited for applications up to 80°C (176°F) and working pressures up to 1,035bar (15,008psi) with a safety factor of 1:4 (burst pressure: 4,140bar / 60,030psi).
BESNO P40 TLO is a tried and tested material with many years of experience.
The M-Series has an inner core made of methanol-washed PA11 BESNO P40 TLO (nylon 11), a material that has been tried and tested in the oil and gas industry for years. Up to four layers of high-tensile spring-steel wire serve as a pressure support. The outer cover is made of polyamide.
Through the combination of these materials this hose series attains high flexibility, low weight and a low permeation rate as it is needed with applications involving methanol-service.
The hoses are suited for applications up to 60°C (140°F) and working pressures up to 690bar / 10,000psi with a safety factor of 1:4 (burst pressure approximately 2,700bar / 39,160psi). Furthermore, all hoses of this series meet the hygiene requirements of the NACE Cleanliness Standards.
Environmentally friendly with photovoltaic
SPIR STAR is strongly committed to greener options. We actually produce our own electricity at the factory to power our equipment and machinery, which is very environmentally friendly.
The dedication to providing environmentally friendly operations and high quality services, combined with a strong commitment to progress and growth, means that SPIR STAR will continue to deliver outstanding services built on customer satisfaction and develop new products for many years to come.