Relieving the pressure on pipeline commissioning: PSS HIRE invests in new data capture technology

PSS HIRE, the UK and Ireland’s leading utilities and pipeline equipment provider, has expanded its pressure testing hire fleet to provide the water industry with a complete commissioning solution.

  • PSS Pipeline Commissioning Tibis Data Logger
  • PSS Pipeline Commissioning Products

The company’s new data capture technology, which is available to hire from PSS HIRE’s network of service centres across the UK and Ireland, allows for the accurate capture and reporting of the whole pipeline commissioning process, including surveying, swabbing, pressure testing, chlorinating, de-chlorinating and sampling.

Compliant with IGN 4-01-03, the new range uses Tibiis Bluetooth data loggers in conjunction with the Piped App to provide live alerts to supervisors and instant, automated test results on site and online.

To reduce leakages and improve water quality, the innovative equipment also boasts a reporting feature for in-depth analysis, auto flow recording, plus GPS, time and date stamped data records providing independent results that cannot be tampered with.

Mark Hamilton, Director of PSS HIRE said the investment will allow the company to offer a complete pipeline commissioning solution for contractors, whilst providing online evidence of good workmanship.

He said: “PSS HIRE is the only UK company to offer equipment for each part of the commissioning process and we are extremely proud to be leading in the market with new services.

“Along with providing efficiencies and improved levels of service, our new product offering will also help water companies with their PR19 and AMP7 obligations, due to its focus on data capture, assurance and ultimately, helping to reduce leakage.

 “To ensure we can provide expert advice and assistance to our customers across these new products, we have qualified a large number of the company’s service engineers and rental managers in the EUSR accredited Pipeline Commissioning Technician course.”

The new equipment has been purchased from twoH – one of the UK’s leading suppliers of pipeline commissioning products.


PSS HIRE operates from 14 service centres across the UK & Ireland, offering a full range of equipment for hire, sales or repair to the utilities, civil engineering, pipeline, infrastructure and associated sectors.

The company is a specialist division of A-Plant – the UK’s largest equipment rental company.