Spinnaker PC on a Low Pressure Cuprinol Plant. Capable of 2bar pressure but more normally used at atmospheric pressures to treat joinery timber or hazard class 1/2 wood. Most notably they have a small footprint as the storage tank is mounted on top of the main treating vessel.
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Low Pressure
Spinnaker PC on a 'standard' Low pressure plant mass produced by Protim Solignum circa 1990 - 2004. This is a work horse of the low pressure treatment market. Treatment cycle times typically less than an hour.
High Pressure
Spinnaker PC running a 'Dual' colour high pressure plant designed and installed by CBR of Castleford. Control has to take into account cross contamination issues as the plant uses dissimilar fluid colours. Winches and hydraulics are fully automated.

Spinnaker Lite

Stand alone plant operation

Spinnaker Lite uses the GOT2103 graphics terminal to provide a plant local control interface for the plant operator.  All aspects of plant control may be accessed using this terminal.  Running a charge, aborting a charge, manual pump and valve control if needs be as well as storage vessel dosing.

The status of the plant is displayed on the main terminal page.  Faults are reported on the same page should they occur.

The terminal is set within the door of the plant’s control panel or it may be located away from the plant to a more convenient point if required.

Spinnaker PC

PC controlled plant operation

Spinnaker PC provides a simple visual representation of a wood treatment plant.  Graphically it has been designed so that an operator can see ‘at a glance’ where the fluid is in the system, what valves are open and what pumps are running.  Plant faults are swiftly reported and identified in real time, and all events are timed to the second.

With high pressure plants there is invariably a fluid mixing consideration.  To de-clutter the ‘Process Page’ there is a separate ‘Dosing Page’ that covers fluid mixing and routing.

On a single system Spinnaker PC  is able to dose up to 5 OSV’s from up to 5 additive sources.  It can also handle up to four independent treatment plants simultaneously.

Spinnaker EDGE

Web based plant control

TSL’s focus in 2021 is to finish the development of it’s sixth generation control system, ‘Spinnaker EDGE’.

Edge will provide a web interface for both configuration and operation for any timber treatment plant.  Charge data will be saved both locally and backed up in the cloud.  The simplicity of the system will allow the plant owners to configure / change all aspects of the plant operation for themselves should they so wish.

EDGE has been two years in the making and it brings the latest web technologies and practices to the timber treatment market sector.

A terminal will not be necessary at the plant as the status will be able to be monitored directly by logging in to an app running on any web enabled phone or tablet.

Customer Review

A site upgrade of an existing single Spinnaker plant to a new dual plant configuration.  With 14 years between the  two installs the location has multiple OSV’s, all being dosed by the original panel, making for a cost effective system upgrade.

Both plants are interlocked so that it is impossible to dose a plant 2 OSV that is being used in a charge, even though the dosing is from plant 1.

Video courtesy of Jon Walker Timber (Blidworth)

Who are Treatment Services?

Treatment Services design and develop control systems for timber treatment plants in the UK and abroad.  Established in this market sector since 2005 we have been, and still are, the only independent software providers that focus exclusively on treatment plant control and data reporting.

As far back as 1996 our technical director David Poundall began writing the first treatment plant controller based around the XL450 HMI, for Protim Solignum.  In 1998 he wrote the first UK designed PC based control system for treatment plants, again for Protim, using off the shelf SCADA software.

In 2000 he wrote the WorkNet™ system from scratch.

With this pedigree underpinning TSL it wasn’t long after forming the company that a fifth system, Spinnaker PC was developed, again from scratch.  As of January 2021 Spinnaker has been deployed on 72 treatment plants mainly in the UK and Ireland, but spread out as far as Latvia, Sierra Leone and Mombasa.

25 years in the making…