Data capture technology relieves the pressure on pipeline commissioning

Utilities and pipeline equipment provider PSS Hire has expanded its pressure testing hire fleet to provide the water industry with a complete commissioning solution.

The company’s new data capture technology, which is available to hire from its network of service centres across the UK and Ireland, seemingly 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 equipment also has 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 claimed the firm was the only one in the UK to offer equipment for each part of the commissioning process.

“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 leakages.

“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.

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