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Use of a mobile water delivery system in wildfire operations. A case study in Alberta

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8479
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Date
January 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Date
January 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
25 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Alberta
Fire
Fire fighting
Forestry
Water
Wildfires
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2022 n.1
Language
English
Abstract
The Trident mobile high-volume water delivery system is self-contained. The main components of the system are two UTVs, a 200 hp high-volume pump, and 7000 feet (2134 m) of 4-inch hose. It can deliver 500 gpm of water at 190 psi in a wildfire operational situation. Alberta Wildfire asked FPInnovations to document three deployments in 2021 to identify opportunities for using the system and to reduce the knowledge gaps around best practices for deployment.
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Ground-based water-enhancer application for debris-pile burning. A case study in the Calgary forest area

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8480
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
January 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
January 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
22 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Debris piles
Fire
Fire retardant
Retardant
Spruce
Water
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2022 n.2
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Debris piles were scattered among a fuel-treated stand at the Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest. The existing trees were deemed as assets worth protecting while the piles required to be burned. To facilitate the protection of the trees surrounding these debris piles, the Calgary Forest Area requested the use of water-enhancer capable fire engines to protect the trees during debris pile burning.
A total of 15 debris piles of varying fuel loads were burned over two days. The use of water-enhancer capable fire engines allowed FPInnovations to document the use of suppressants (water and water-enhancer) to better understand their advantages and limitations. Qualitative observations suggested that water-enhancers were more effective at withstanding radiant heat than water when applied immediately prior to the incident heat. Its efficacy, however, was found to decline with time.
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Log-deck fire suppression using high volume water delivery systems

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8481
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
January 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
January 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
21 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Aspen
Debris piles
Fire
Fire retardant
log decks
Retardant
Water
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2022 n.3
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Multiple log-deck fires at mill sites and log yards in Western Canada in the past year resulted in the loss of merchantable timber. These fires showcased how existing equipment and suppression efforts from wildfire agencies are heavily challenged when asked to handle the thermal output from burning log-decks.
In an effort to explore alternate solutions, FPInnovations collaborated with West Fraser and the High Level Forest Management Area to understand the efficacy of high-volume water delivery systems in log-deck fire suppression. Over the course of three days, water-penetration tests as well as suppression tests were carried out to better understand the utility and resource requirements of high-volume water delivery systems.
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Use of high-volume water delivery systems in peat fires. A case study in Central Alberta

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8482
Author
Refai, Razim
Hsieh, Rex
Date
January 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Hsieh, Rex
Date
January 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
36 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire
Fire fighting
Water
Wildfires
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2022 n.4
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
A human-caused wildfire was started on May 6, 2021 in Parkland County, Alberta near the rural community of Tomahawk. Among several Alberta Wildfire resources deployed to the wildfire, one particular resource was high-volume water delivery systems provided by Fire & Flood Emergency Service Ltd.
Alberta Wildfire asked FPInnovations to document the implementation of high-volume water delivery systems in actioning a peatland wildfire as a case study.
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Application of technology and innovation in wildland fire. Summary report (2021-22)

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8536
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Alberta
FPI TR
Forestry
Images
Remote piloted aircraft systems (RPAS)
Technology
Water
Wildfires
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2022 n.8
Language
English
Abstract
In 2021, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Wildfire Management Branch identified an opportunity to evaluate new and emerging technologies to supplement and improve current wildfire response capabilities. A one-year directed research initiative was undertaken with the FPInnovations’ Wildfire Operations group to assess the efficacy of five different technologies and their utility in the wildfire domain. This report summarizes the five projects undertaken in this initiative, highlighting key outcomes and considerations.
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Understanding how well current detection technology uses imagery from existing cameras on towers to detect smoke

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8540
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Baxter, Greg
Date
February 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Baxter, Greg
Date
February 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Fire protection
Fires
Detection
Towers
Fire fighting
Wildfires
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2022 n.10
Language
English
Abstract
Seven vendors participated in a smoke detection exercise conducted in Alberta, Canada from August 23 to 29, 2021. This exercise aimed to understand how well current detection technology uses imagery from existing cameras mounted on towers to detect smoke. All vendors in this exercise use artificial intelligence / machine learning algorithms in their systems. Alberta Wildfire expects to gain a better understanding of these detection systems and how they differ from each other.
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FPInnovations Pulp, Paper and Bioproducts online course, 2022. Agenda of Courses.

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub10124
Author
Zou, Xuejun
Pulp, Paper & Bioproduct Course
Date
October 2022
Material Type
Brochure
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Zou, Xuejun
Pulp, Paper & Bioproduct Course
Date
October 2022
Material Type
Brochure
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Pulp Paper and Bioproducts
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Paper Products
Pulp Process
Subject
Chemistry
Fibers
Kraft pulping
Microscopy
Paper making
Wood Chemistry
Webinar
Series Number
PPB; Pulp Paper Course ; 2022
Video ; 2022
Language
English
Abstract
This is the outline for the 5-day course deisgned to provide comprehensive training for a wide range of professionals in the industry including newly hired engineering interns, process engineers, technical staff, and sales representatives. With the topics ranging from fibre supply to final products and new bioproducts, this course will enable technical knowledge in pulp, paper and bioproducts. This year's program was offered in Pointe-Claire and online from October 24, 2022 to October 28, 2022 inclusive.
Recordings of the sessions are only available for a limited time to attendees. The course is typically offered annually and interested individuals should register for the next available session.
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Wildfire risks to resource roads in British Columbia

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub10310
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Bradley, Allan
Date
October 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Bradley, Allan
Date
October 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
19 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Risk assessment
British Columbia
Resource roads
Road transportation
Series Number
Technical Report TR 2022 N.38
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Wildfire risks in British Columbia are currently elevated and continue to increase. The subject of this report is to review the state of knowledge about how wildfires will impact resource roads now and in the future. Available wildfire hazard information along with resource road vulnerabilities are summarized and links to wildfire risks are established. The report also discusses how our understanding of risk might be improved with better information about wildfire impacts to resource road infrastructure, standardizing valuation of resource road function to support budget priorities, and standardizing variables for use in projections of future wildfire hazards and how projections may be combined with current wildfire hazard ratings. Improved understanding about wildfire risks to resource roads is necessary to initiating effective adaptation actions and strategies that create resilience.
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Wildfire adaptations for resource roads in British Columbia

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub10311
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Bradley, Allan
Date
November 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Bradley, Allan
Date
November 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
19 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Risk assessment
British Columbia
Resource roads
Road transportation
Series Number
Technical Report TR 2022 N.39
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Innovative adaptations are needed to respond to increasing wildfire risks in British Columbia. This report reviews existing and potential adaptations for resource roads using approaches that include planned fuel management, proactive actions that protect infrastructure from oncoming wildfires, emergency firefighting, and considering post-wildfire risks. Following this review a discussion summarizes adaptation knowledge gaps that include a need for greater focus on stock management in fuel break design, evaluation and testing of existing and evolving adaptations to protect crossings, considering how road data can enhance reactionary and preplanned firefighting responses, and questioning if, and how, adaptations are appropriate in post-wildfire conditions. Improved understanding of adaptations that mitigate wildfire risks to resource roads can help identify options and strategies for project prioritization to enhance resilience.
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Assessing the performance of Barricade II using the Crib Test methodology

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub10315
Author
Refai, Razim
Paskaluk, Stephen
Date
December 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Paskaluk, Stephen
Date
December 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Fuel treatment
Retardant
Test methods
Water
Series Number
InfoNote 2022 no.15
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
The relative performance of various wildland fire suppressant products had previously been assessed using the Crib Test Methodology. This InfoNote presents an addition to the dataset wherein the performance of Barricade II, a Qualified Product List (QPL) approved water-enhancer product, is reviewed.
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Interoperability of wildfire retardants, current state of knowledge

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub10316
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
December 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
December 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Fuel treatment
Retardant
Test methods
Water
Series Number
InfoNote 2022 no.16
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Two long-term retardant products have recently been added to the U.S. Forest Service’s Qualified Product List (QPL). Anecdotal evidence from field trials suggest that interoperability issues may exist between existing and new retardant products available for use in fixed-wing aircrafts. This InfoNote intends to present the current state of knowledge on this topic.
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Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road crossings. Scaling IDF curves to account for climate change in resource road stream crossing, an approach for estimating future extreme rainfall, Webinar No. 8

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8568
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Tyle, Kari
Curry, Charles
Date
10 March 2022
Material Type
audiovisual
Field
Fibre Supply

  1 video

Author
Kurowski, Matt
Tyle, Kari
Curry, Charles
Date
10 March 2022
Material Type
audiovisual
Physical Description
Video; 1: 32:21 min.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Design
Flood calculation
Hydrology
Roads
Stream Crossing
Tools
Webinar
Series Number
Forest Operations ; 2022
Video ; 2022
Language
English
Abstract
A Webinar presented in association with the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), FPInnovations and the BC Ministry of Forests, Land, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development presented on March 10, 2022
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Motor-manual forest fuel reduction treatment and silviculture operations. A summary of productivity studies

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8624
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
29 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Costs
Forestry
Fuel
Fuel treatment
Productivity
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2022 n.18
Language
English
Abstract
Forest fuel reductions treatments are conducted at a stand level in the wildland–urban interface to reduce the potential for catastrophic loss caused by wildfire. Given the considerable expense of conducting these fuel treatments, fuels managers want to better understand the productivity and cost of commonly applied fuel treatments in order to prescribe cost-effective treatment techniques. Due to the limited data available and the myriad combinations of fuel treatment options and equipment types used in a diverse range of ecosystems, cost projections for fuel treatments are difficult to forecast reliably.
This document provides background on and fundamental principles of productivity studies, and a summary of motor-manual productivity studies that have been conducted in timber silviculture operations, forest fuel reduction treatments, and other manual forestry operations.
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Productivity of motor-manual forest fuel reduction treatment operations. Developing a user-friendly data collection protocol

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8625
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
14 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Costs
Data recording
Forestry
Fuel
Fuel treatment
Productivity
Processes
Standards
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2022 n.19
Language
English
Abstract
Forest fuel treatments are conducted at a stand level in the wildland–urban interface to reduce the potential for catastrophic loss caused by wildfire. Given the considerable expense of conducting motor-manual fuel treatments, fuels managers want to better understand the productivity and cost of commonly applied fuel treatments in order to prescribe cost-effective treatment techniques. Due to the limited data available and the myriad combinations of fuel treatment options and equipment types used in a diverse range of ecosystems, cost projections for fuel treatments are difficult to forecast reliably.
Fuels managers and Wildfire Operations advisory members asked that a simplified data collection protocol be developed to collect more data across a broader range of ecosites. The streamlined and simplified process presented in this document includes a user-friendly format for in-field data collection by field crew supervisors.
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Environmental lapse rate as a wildfire tool. An Arduino based RPAS data logger

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8824
Author
MacKinnon, Brandon
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
MacKinnon, Brandon
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Efficiency
Fires
Forestry
Fuel load
Infrared sensing
Remote piloted aircraft systems (RPAS)
Scanning
Wildfires
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
FO InfoNote 2022 No.14
Language
English
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Revue des méthodes nivométriques dans le cadre de l'article 147 du RADF

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9168
Author
Desrochers, Luc
Date
Juin 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Desrochers, Luc
Date
Juin 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
47 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
Harvesting
Supply
Regulations
Stumps
Quebec
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Rapport Technique ; TR 2022 No.32
Language
French
Abstract
Le MFFP souhaite que la méthode utilisée pour mesurer la hauteur et la densité de la neige soit validée et que des méthodes alternatives soient évaluées. Les approches doivent avoir un caractère d’applicabilité réglementaire au niveau provincial. Faute de données probantes, le ratio hauteur souche/hauteur colonne d’eau ne sera pas remis en question dans le présent rapport. La validation de ce ratio devra faire l’objet d’une étude distincte avec une recherche de données et une analyse beaucoup plus approfondie.
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Oppotunités de transfert de technologie, opérations forestières 2022-23

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9909
Author
Spencer, Stuart
Date
April 2022
Material Type
Presentation
Catalogue
Field
Fibre Supply
Partnerships
Author
Spencer, Stuart
Date
April 2022
Material Type
Presentation
Catalogue
Physical Description
26 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Partnerships
Research Area
Aboriginal
Biomass Conversion
Environment
Forestry
PIT
Transportation Infrastructure
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Harvesting
Transportation
Roads
Connectivity
Mill residue
Greenhouse gases GHG
Biomass
Indigneous forestry
Drones
Location
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Language
French
Abstract
A catalogue listing of the various technology transfer opportunities offered by FPInnovations in forest operations for 2022 - 2023. Opportunities for technology transfer in harvesting, transportation, roads, connectivity, mill yards, GHG emissions, biomass, Indigenous forestry, drones as well as workshops, library, and on-line tools are detailed.
Abstract
Un catalogue des différentes possibilités de transfert de technologie offertes par FPInnovations dans le domaine des opérations forestières pour 2022 à 2023. Les possibilités de transfert de technologie dans les domaines de la récolte, du transport, des routes, de la connectivité, des cours d’usine, des émissions de GES, de la biomasse, de la foresterie autochtone, des drones ainsi que des ateliers, des bibliothèques et des outils en ligne sont détaillées.
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Technology transfer opportunities, forest operations 2022-2023

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8645
Author
Spencer, Stuart
Date
April 2022
Material Type
Presentation
Catalogue
Field
Fibre Supply
Partnerships
Author
Spencer, Stuart
Date
April 2022
Material Type
Presentation
Catalogue
Physical Description
27 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Partnerships
Research Area
Aboriginal
Biomass Conversion
Environment
Forestry
PIT
Transportation Infrastructure
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Harvesting
Transportation
Roads
Connectivity
Mill residue
Greenhouse gases GHG
Biomass
Indigneous forestry
Drones
Location
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Language
English
Abstract
A catalogue listing of the various technology transfer opportunities offered by FPInnovations in forest operations for 2022 - 2023. Opportunities for technology transfer in harvesting, transportation, roads, connectivity, mill yards, GHG emissions, biomass, Indigenous forestry, drones as well as workshops, library, and on-line tools are detailed.
Abstract
Un catalogue des différentes possibilités de transfert de technologie offertes par FPInnovations dans le domaine des opérations forestières pour 2022 à 2023. Les possibilités de transfert de technologie dans les domaines de la récolte, du transport, des routes, de la connectivité, des cours d’usine, des émissions de GES, de la biomasse, de la foresterie autochtone, des drones ainsi que des ateliers, des bibliothèques et des outils en ligne sont détaillées.
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Compendium 2022 - 2023, forest operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8646
Author
Spencer, Stuart
Date
April 2022
Material Type
report
Field
Fibre Supply
Partnerships
Author
Spencer, Stuart
Date
April 2022
Material Type
report
Physical Description
9 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Partnerships
Research Area
Aboriginal
Biomass Conversion
Environment
Forestry
PIT
Transportation Infrastructure
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Harvesting
Transportation
Roads
Connectivity
Mill residue
Greenhouse gases GHG
Biomass
Indigneous forestry
Drones
Location
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Language
English
Abstract
A summary of the forest operation research focus areas for 2022-02023 including fibre costs and value, fibre supply, forestry 4.0, workforce all in connection to sustainability and safety.
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Indigenous forestry technical support program, 2022

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8647
Author
Schilling, Christoph
Spencer, Stuart
Date
April 2022
Material Type
report
Field
Fibre Supply
Partnerships
Author
Schilling, Christoph
Spencer, Stuart
Date
April 2022
Material Type
report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Partnerships
Research Area
Aboriginal
Biomass Conversion
Environment
Forestry
PIT
Transportation Infrastructure
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Harvesting
Transportation
Roads
Connectivity
Mill residue
Greenhouse gases GHG
Biomass
Indigneous forestry
Drones
Location
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Language
English
Abstract
A summary of the Indigenous Forestry Technical Support program.
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