Oil & Marine Hoses
Bonded flexible pipes and high pressure hoses give freedom to the system designer, because their properties can be designed around the special needs of the end-user. ContiTech Rubber Industrial Ltd. is willing and able to meet even the strongest requirements and ready to look for the optimum solutions. The following is a shortlist of specific possibilities:
- Neck reinforcement:
all the hoses are built with neck reinforcement, if configuration analysis shows a need to increase the bend stiffness in the coupling region, then custom designed extra neck reinforcement is an option, increasing local bend stiffness to several times of that of the hose body. The length of the stiffer section is also variable.
- Bend stiffness of the hose body:
bend stiffness of the complete hose body can be increased by a factor of 10 or more. In some cases decrease of bend stiffness is also possible.
- Location collars for floaters:
vulcanized location collars for floaters can be added, preventing slip of the floaters and abrasion on the hose cover.
- External armour:
besides the usual external stripwound armouring, high impact resistant armour can be added, a stainless steel helix embedded in an extra thick rubber cover.
- Fire resistance:
all hose types can be ordered to withstand 700°C fire for 30 min.
(Lloyd’s OD 1000/499)
- Sour service:
hoses and couplings can be ordered to meet NACE MR 01-75 requirements.
- Heat traced hoses:
for extreme cold conditions, or if fluid might freeze in the hose self regulating electric heating cable can be incorporated in the construction, using patented technology.
- Floating high pressure production lines:
the first integral floating high pressure lines were launched in the late nineties.
- Long length lines:
by newly developed splicing technology long length with continuous vulcanized liner can be produced, without potential leak path and heavy intermediate couplings (Patent pending).
- Extremely small bend radius:
the inherent flexibility of rubber hoses can be further improved by vulcanizing the hose in a preformed shape, required by tight configurations
- Built in information technology:
an additional innovation gives us the option to supply hoses equipped with a chip storing relevant hose data in easily retrievable manner.