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New timber treatment facility installed at Haldane Fisher

Haldane Fisher invests in new timber treatment facility at their Newry branch

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Monday 4 July 2011

As one of the leading independent suppliers to the construction industry in the UK and Ireland, Haldane Fisher identified the requirement for a new high pressure treatment plan for their production of tanalised construction, fencing and decking timbers.

The new 2m diameter x 12.5m long vessel incorporates 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 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 Fisher'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, Commercial Director, 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 and information from our treatments, helping us to save costs and provide even more consistent and assured end product for our customers.'