Tensile Testing Services Ltd. receives EUSR Accreditation, enhancing training standards for PE Pipeline Welding and Water Hygiene

Shannon, Ireland – April 22, 2024 – Tensile Testing Services Ltd., a prominent provider of polyethylene pipeline welding and destructive tensile testing solutions, proudly announces its accreditation as an Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR) training centre. This accreditation underscores the company’s commitment to upholding industry-leading standards in polyethylene (PE) pipeline welding and water hygiene training.

Founded in 2006 by Joseph Birney and Richard Roberts, Tensile Testing Services Ltd. has been a trusted partner for contractors adhering to the rigorous standards set forth by Uisce Eireann (Irish Water) and Gas Networks Ireland (GNI). Specialising in destructive tensile testing of polyethylene piping welds, the company also offers tailored services in polyethylene butt fusion and electrofusion welding, alongside comprehensive hydrostatic pressure testing.

Recognising the growing demand for specialized training in welding best practices, Joseph Birney, alongside his son Joseph Jr., responded to industry needs by developing comprehensive training courses. These courses, meticulously crafted in collaboration with industry stakeholders, have now received validation from the esteemed Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR). The EUSR, operated by Energy & Utility Skills, serves as an independent platform for establishing and maintaining recognised standards within the utility sector, including gas, power, waste management, and water industries. EUSR accreditation enhances the value proposition for industry employers and underscores Tensile Testing Services Ltd.’s dedication to excellence in training.

With the EUSR accreditation in place, Tensile Testing Services Ltd. now offers a suite of accredited courses tailored to meet the evolving needs of both contractors and utility companies:

  • Electrofusion Welding
  • Butt Fusion Welding
  • Water Hygiene
  • Hydrostatic Pressure Testing
  • Supervisor Training

Helen Downes, CEO of Shannon Chamber of Commerce, lauds this achievement, emphasizing the critical role of training, safety, and hygiene within the utility and water industries. As a member of the Shannon Chamber, Helen extends her best wishes to Joe, Joseph Jr., and the entire team at Tensile Testing Services Ltd., applauding their continued commitment to excellence and innovation.

For inquiries and further information, please visit Tensile Testing Services Ltd.


Contact: Roger Leyden

Tensile Testing Services Ltd.,

Unit C11

Smithstown Industrial Estate


Co. Clare

V14 RW56


Tel. (061) 708533