SOLUTIONS Awarded pipe liner contract
Pittsburgh, Pa. (February 24, 2004)
- Underground Solutions, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded
another PVC waterline
installation to be completed via horizontal directional drilling.
1100 foot run which consists of a 12” inch diameter Fusible C900™
pressure line is being installed for Baton Rouge Water.
A, Smith, UGSI’s CEO stated, “The interest that we have generated in
our new line of Fusible PVC™ products is phenomenal.
We have over 40 engineers, contractors, piping distributors and
water providers planning on attending this Fusible C900™
C900™ and Fusible C905™ PVC
and Fusible PVC™ are three new patent-pending products recently
developed and introduced by Underground Solutions. Each of the products
cover a full range of piping diameters from 4 inch to 48 inch to provide
a continuous, monolithic, gasket-free PVC pipe or conduit capable of
being used in numerous trenchless (no-dig) or conventional
“open-cut” applications. Applications for this revolutionary
technology cover every aspect of piping installations including both
pressure and non-pressure situations in the water, sewer, electrical,
industrial and telecommunications industries. According to a recent
report by Uni-Bell, a leading authority on the piping industry,
approximately 600 million
feet of underground pipe is installed by the water and sewer industry in
the United States each year. Of this amount approximately 76% or over
450 million feet is PVC.
Solutions has developed and continues to develop unique and practical
proprietary technologies focused exclusively on the underground
infrastructure rehabilitation industry. Total spending for this
industry, over the next 20 years, is projected by the EPA and various
agencies to exceed one trillion dollars.
UGSI’s products developed and successfully introduced into the
market to date include Duraliner™, Fusible C900™, Fusible
C905™ and Fusible PVC™.
The Company holds or has pending 13 various patents.
is a unique patented process which allows the Company to replace
deteriorated water lines and other pressure pipes with minimal
excavation. It is the only pipeline renewal system resulting in a
"stand alone" structural lining capable of handling internal
minimum operating pressures of 150 psi with a 3.2 safety factor.
Duraliner™ conforms to NSF 61 Standards for Drinking Water
Components/Health Effects. In addition, Duraliner™ provides an
equivalent design-life of new PVC pipelines (75 to 100 years) thus
qualifying the rehabilitated pipe lines to be capitalized as new assets
under the rules of GASB Statement 34.
Information: Mark A. Smith of Underground Solutions, Inc. phone:
724-353-3000 email: firstname.lastname@example.org