Arch Timber Protection’s specialist engineering team managed the installation of a new treatment facility at Haldane Fisher’s Newry site earlier this month.
As one of the leading independent suppliers to the construction industry in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the company identified the requirement for a new high pressure treatment plant for their production of TANALISED construction, fencing and decking timbers.
The new 2m diameter x 12.5m long vessel incorporates all the very latest design features, including a tilting facility to help the run-off of preservative solution at the end of a treatment cycle: a feature that will particularly aid the treatment of the ribbed deck boards for the Haldeck range of outdoor timbers.
Arch’s industry leading computerised timber treatment plant control and management system, Auto-Treater, was already installed with Haldane’s existing low pressure treatment plant. This latest project updated the Auto-Treater system, which now controls both plants from a single location, allowing plant operators to effectively set up and manage treatment cycles, solution strengths and generate valuable treatment reports for the company’s managers.
David Haldane commented, ’We are delighted with the final result of the whole installation and commissioning of the project. The area for the new plant was quite tight in terms of lifting and positioning but everything went to plan in terms of our expectations and timings. The Auto-Treater system upgrade now gives us even more control over and information from our treatments, helping us to save costs and provide an even more consistent and assured end product for our customers.’