A non-exclusive, non transferable license is granted by Underground Solutions to allow a contractor to utilize the Company's proprietary and patented technology to fuse Fusible C-900® / Fusible C-905® / FPVC® pipe. Without a license, a contractor may not utilize the company's intellectual property and trade secrets to fuse the company's products.
A standard license term runs one year for the cost of $100. The license automatically renews every 12 months unless either party decides to terminate ahead of the renewal date.
A contractor electing to use the company's fusion services will be granted a "site license" using a short form license contract.
A license will cost $100, but you must have your fusion technicians trained by Underground Solutions for them to be qualified to fuse Fusible C-900® / Fusible C-905® / FPVC®. The training fee is $1500 per technician with up to three being trained in a minimum 2 day session (not including travel and meal expenses). The technician training is valid for 12 months - after which Underground Solutions requires a refresher training course that is free of charge except materials and travel costs.
A license may be terminated if a licensee does not uphold terms of the agreement such as confidentiality, non-transferability of the license, fusing without proper training or failure to maintain fusion quality standards.
Your license will continue to allow you to honor warranty claims for work installed while you were licensed, even after termination. Additionally, your license continues with respect to bids and commitments that are outstanding on the termination date of the license - providing that termination was not the result of a material breach of the agreement.
No - the license agreements are non-exclusive, but the company treats all commercial information as strictly confidential.
Standard butt-fusion equipment in good condition can be utilized with some modification to fuse Fusible C-900® / Fusible C-905® / FPVC®. The equipment is required to meet certain standards (capable of holding tighter tolerances than PE) before it can be used to fuse the company's products. A conversion kit (available through Underground Solutions) may be required to meet these standards.
Please contact your representative from Underground Solutions or use the contact number below and the most economical procurement method can be discussed.
The Company and the contractor have a mutual interest in high quality performance - data-logging the joints and value added inspections help ensure a high level of performance in the field. Quality reviews will also allow the Company to fine-tune training methods and improve training materials.