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Performance assessment of wildfire suppressant products using the crib test methodology

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7857
Author
Refai, Razim
Paskaluk, Stephen
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Paskaluk, Stephen
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
27 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Fuel treatment
Retardant
Test methods
FPI TR
Water
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 n.2
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations’ Wildfire Operations Advisory group has asked its researchers to explore a method by which the performance of water-enhancing products can be repeatedly assessed in the laboratory. A new test method, known as the crib test, was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of water-enhancing products on burning woody fuel to simulate direct-attack aerial operations. This report outlines the methodology for the crib test and describes the findings from performance evaluation tests conducted at the Protective Clothing and Equipment Research Facility (PCERF) at the University of Alberta.
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Wildfire suppressant rheology. Mapping viscosity as a function of product mix ratios

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7858
Author
Refai, Razim
Yang, Junyi
Tsai, Peichun Amy
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Yang, Junyi
Tsai, Peichun Amy
Contributor
University of Alberta
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Retardant
Viscosity
Water
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 n.3
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
The USDA Forest Service’s Qualified Product List (QPL) provides guidance on the range of permissible mix ratios for water-enhancer products. Due to the proprietary nature of water-enhancer products, there are several unknowns about the rheology of the permissible mix ratios. This study focused on mapping the viscosity of various suppressant products as a function of their mix ratios. The results revealed a wide range of viscosities across products, with each product showing a different non-linear relationship with different mix ratios. The results from this study can help understand the optimum viscosity range to achieve desired drop characteristics during aerial operations.
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Area-based water delivery systems. Exploratory research on logistics, water delivery, and its localized impacts

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7859
Author
Refai, Razim
Hsieh, Rex
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Hsieh, Rex
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Retardant
Spruce
Water
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 n.1
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
The aim of this study was to capture data on area-based water delivery systems, specifically in the context of logistics, systems differentiation, water delivery, and its localized effects. FPInnovations successfully collaborated with Fire & Flood to obtain this data. A two-day test was executed during which Fire & Flood set up their 4- and 12-inch systems and carried out sprinkler operations.
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Stand conversion for wildfire risk mitigation management strategies

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7942
Author
Matute, Pamela
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Matute, Pamela
Contributor
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
21 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Infrared sensing
Hotspots
Aircraft
Forestry
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 No.7
Language
English
Abstract
This review explores the benefits, challenges, limitations, logistics, and cost-effectiveness of different management options to convert conifer-dominated stands to aspen-dominated stands. These alternatives can include overstory removal (harvesting, bulldozing, shear blading, prescribed burning) and site preparation (root trenching, drag scarification, broadcast burning) treatments. On sites where parent aspen trees are not present in the original stand, tree planting will be necessary albeit costly in comparison to regeneration by suckering. While extensive literature exists on the regeneration of trembling aspen through suckering, research on artificial establishment with seedlings and its requirements is still in its infancy and rapidly developing.
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Truck platooning: principle of operation and benefits webinar

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7946
Author
Bevly, David M.
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Webinar
Field
Fibre Supply

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Author
Bevly, David M.
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Webinar
Physical Description
Video ; 48:26 min.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Transportation
Trucks
Platooning
Webinar
Series Number
Video ; 2021
Language
English
Abstract
Hosted by Edouard Proust, this presentation by David Bevly held on February 10, 2021 highlights an important component of FPInnovations' Transportation and Infrastructure group's work. The concept of truck platooning, inspired by pelotons of cyclists and originally developed for highway use to obtain fuel savings, utilizes technology to maintain the desired distance between trucks by controlling acceleration and braking, and the relative lateral position of the vehicles by steering, reacting faster than a driver can. Truck platooning has attracted the attention of the natural resources sector and its implementation is expected to increase the productivity of drivers. By allowing the operation of driverless following trucks replicating the path set by the human operated leader vehicle, the concept could help mitigate the workforce shortage that impact the sector while supporting the supply of lumber to mills across the country.
Abstract
Ce contenu est exclusivement en anglais. Merci de contacter notre équipe si vous souhaitez obtenir de l’information en français. Cette présentation de David Bevly a été organisée le 10 février 2021 par Edouard Proust. Elle met en lumière une composante importante du travail effectué par le groupe Transports et Infrastructures de FPInnovations. Le concept d’opération de camions en peloton est inspiré des pelotons de cyclistes et a été mis au point à l’origine pour des applications autoroutières avec pour objectif une réduction de la consommation de carburant. Les camions sont équipés d’une technologie permettant le contrôle de l’accélération, du freinage et de la direction offrant la possibilité de maintenir la distance de suivi entre les véhicules ainsi que leur positionnement latéral relatif. En autorisant la mise en œuvre de camions suiveurs entièrement autonomes et qui répliquent le tracé du camion de tête opéré par un chauffeur, le concept pourrait à terme aider à minimiser l’impact du manque de chauffeurs dans l’industrie tout en supportant l’approvisionnement en fibre des scieries à travers le Canada.
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Oriented pile flammability burn trial October 2020. Collaborations with Mosaic Forest Management and British Columbia Wildfire Service

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7947
Author
Spencer, Stuart
Hvenegaard, Steven
MacKinnon, Brandon
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Spencer, Stuart
Hvenegaard, Steven
MacKinnon, Brandon
Contributor
Mosaic Forest Management
British Columbia Wildfire Service
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
31 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Infrared sensing
Hotspots
Aircraft
Forestry
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 N 8
Location
British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
The clean air initiative led by the British Columbia Ministry of Environment seeks to develop innovative methods to improve community air quality by utilizing harvest residues and minimizing the volume of fibre burned at roadside. Retaining processed tops as roadside oriented piles is proposed as an alternative to burning debris. These burn trials have demonstrated that in this unique arrangement of fuels and interaction of site-specific variables, particular areas of the piles will be more vulnerable to ignition sources which can lead to sustained burning and high intensity fire behaviour. In addition to the low fuel moisture conditions, other fuel properties, such as the close proximity of piles, high volume of fine fuels (branches and needles) and orientation of piles to road all contributed to enhanced burning at this site.
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Performance evaluation of siding materials subjected to radiant heat loads

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7694
Author
Coronel, Eder Alain Villa
Refai, Razim
McDonald, Andre
Date
March 2020
Edition
36366
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Coronel, Eder Alain Villa
Refai, Razim
McDonald, Andre
Contributor
FireSmart Canada
Date
March 2020
Edition
36366
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
19 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Cedar siding
Engineered wood
Heat
Oriented strandboard (OSB)
Siding
Testing
FPI TR
Vinyl siding
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.19
Language
English
Abstract
A methodology was developed to evaluate the performance of different commercially available siding materials when exposed to high and low radiant heat loads. The materials evaluated in this study were engineered wood, fibre cement board, cedar siding, and vinyl siding. The time to ignition of the wall prototypes was used to evaluate the performance of these materials.
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Forest road deactivation, removing culverts and installing cross-ditches and waterbars. A practical guide for forest and resource workers

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7828
Author
Yorston, Ken
Ravnaas, Eric
Gillies, Clayton
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Guide
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Yorston, Ken
Ravnaas, Eric
Gillies, Clayton
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Guide
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Culverts
Water crossings
Water
Stream
Stream management
Sediment control
Roads
Riparian zones
Erosion
Forest roads
Advantage
Series Number
Deactivation pamphlet; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
This guide provides guidance for equipment operators for construction of commonly prescribed road deactivation structures. Timber sale licence (TSL) holders and contractors can use this guide as a reference in achieving conformance to a prepared deactivation plan.
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Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road stream crossings. Updates and developments in climate change, tools for BC and case study from the southern interior

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7914
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Contributor
BC Ministry of Forests, lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
26 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Resource roads
Risk assessment
Roads
Language
English
Abstract
Slides from the first of three webinars developed in coordination with and with funding from the British Columbia, Ministry of Frests, Land, Natioanl Resource Operations and Rural Development. Webina held June 18, 2020
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Updates and developments in climate change tools for BC and Case study from the southern interior

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7920
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Tyle, Kari
Reasoner, Mel
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Webinar
Field
Fibre Supply

  1 video

Author
Kurowski, Matt
Tyle, Kari
Reasoner, Mel
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Webinar
Physical Description
Video ;1: 35:01 min.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Flood calculation
Hydrology
Stream Crossing
Tools
Webinar
Series Number
RISF; Forest Operations ; 2020
Video ; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
Webinar 1 of 3: Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road crossings, webinar presented on June 18, 2020
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Case studies from Northern BC and design flood hydrology practices for BC resource road crosssings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7921
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Mysak, Paul
Beleznay, David
Deslauriers, Lee
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Webinar
Field
Fibre Supply

  1 video

Author
Kurowski, Matt
Mysak, Paul
Beleznay, David
Deslauriers, Lee
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Webinar
Physical Description
Video ;1: 35:01 min.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Flood calculation
Hydrology
Stream Crossing
Tools
Webinar
Series Number
RISF; Forest Operations ; 2020
Video ; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
Webinar 2 of 3: Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road crossings, webinar presented on June 23, 2020
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From snowmelt to streamflow: Data portals for future hydrologic conditions and discussions. Climate change tools needs for crossing design

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7922
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Tyler, Kari
Schoeneberg, Arelia
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Webinar
Field
Fibre Supply

  1 video

Author
Kurowski, Matt
Tyler, Kari
Schoeneberg, Arelia
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Webinar
Physical Description
Video ;1: 32:32 min.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Flood calculation
Hydrology
Stream Crossing
Tools
Webinar
Series Number
RISF; Forest Operations ; 2020
Video ; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
Webinar 3 of 3: Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road crossings, webinar presented on June 25, 2020
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Designing resource road stream crossings considering climage change: two case studies from coastal BC

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7923
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Deslauriers, Lee
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Webinar
Field
Fibre Supply

  1 video

Author
Kurowski, Matt
Deslauriers, Lee
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Webinar
Physical Description
Video ;1: 32:32 min.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Flood calculation
Hydrology
Stream Crossing
Tools
Webinar
Series Number
RISF; Forest Operations ; 2020
Video ; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
Webinar 7: Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road crossings, webinar presented on June 25, 2020
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Comment le secteur forestier peut contribuer à l'atténuation des changements climatiques

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7924
Author
Lavoie, Patrick
Date
Décembre 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Lavoie, Patrick
Date
Décembre 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
7 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Climate
Environmental impact
Forestry
Risk assessment
Series Number
InfoNote 2020 N17
Language
French
Abstract
Une approche intégrée, misant sur la synergie entre des actions d’aménagement forestier, le stockage du carbone dans les produits forestiers de longue durée et la substitution sur les marchés permettrait au secteur forestier de jouer un rôle dans la lutte aux changements climatiques au cours des prochaines décennies.
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How the forest sector can help mitigate climate change

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7925
Author
Lavoie, Patrick
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Lavoie, Patrick
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Climate
Environmental impact
Forestry
Risk assessment
Series Number
InfoNote 2020 N17
Language
English
Abstract
An integrated approach leveraging the synergy between forest management actions, carbon storage in long-lived forest products and substitution in the marketplace would enable the forest sector to play an important role in the fight against climate change over the coming decades.
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Low-density OSB. Pilot plant study and techno-economic analysis

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7709
Author
Groves, C. Kevin
MacFarlane, Alan
Feng, Martin
Date
March 2020
Edition
52986
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Groves, C. Kevin
MacFarlane, Alan
Feng, Martin
Date
March 2020
Edition
52986
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
30 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Testing
Strandboards
Oriented strandboard (OSB)
Gluing
Glue
Pilot Plant
Markets
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
In this project, the main objective was to evaluate the “best bet” experimental mat structure design previously identified by FPInnovations in 2018/19. This mat structure was comprised of three strand size classes incorporated into six equal weight mat layers. Both experimental and control panels were prepared at 39lb/ft³ and 35lb/ft³ densities and tested for dry static bending, single cycle bending (D4), concentrated static load, thickness swell, and internal bond strength.
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Helitorch redesign: field test results and modifications

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7721
Author
Finn, Dave
Ackerman, Mark
Campbell, Roy
Date
October 2020
Edition
53070
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Finn, Dave
Ackerman, Mark
Campbell, Roy
Date
October 2020
Edition
53070
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Forest fire
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2020 n. 12
Language
English
Abstract
The Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AFF) Wildfire Management Branch Ignition Specialists Working Group has endorsed a collaborative project to develop a redesigned helitorch. The goal of this project is to have an acceptable and proven replacement helitorch based on extensive testing.
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Fostering Aboriginal involvement in Canada's forest industry, a route to understanding

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7792
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
26 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Aboriginal
First Nations
Forest industry
Forestry
Logging
Operations
Training
Series Number
FPInnovations ; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
This presentation discusses services for logging contractors to help develop their skills in their operational and financial performances. Involvement and engagement with First Nations and using DiagFor are two of the topics presented.
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Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road stream crossings. Final webinar of the free series on case studies and use of available climate tools

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7807
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Contributor
BC Ministry of Forests, lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Resource roads
Risk assessment
Roads
Series Number
Publicit Flyer
Language
English
Abstract
Information on the webinar series developed in coordination with and with funding from the British Columbia, Ministry of Frests, Land, Natioanl Resource Operations and Rural Development. Webinar information for January 14, 2021
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Developing tools and techniques to streamline forest fuel sampling. Innovation and application in the Alkali Resource Management area

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7810
Author
MacKinnon, Brandon
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
MacKinnon, Brandon
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
41 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Efficiency
Forestry
Fuel load
Sampling
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.43
Language
English
Abstract
Evaluation  of  forest  environments  to  assess  fuel  loading  using  conventional  inventory methods is labour-intensive, time-consuming, and requires extensive training to be completed correctly. Fuels managers would like to apply simpler, less expensive fuel sampling methods and still maintain acceptable accuracy in fuel load measurements. FPInnovations  has  explored  different  fuel  sampling  techniques  that  may  be  applicable to the forest stands of central British Columbia. The photoload sampling technique  was  deemed  to  be  a  valuable  tool  that  can  be  enhanced  to  suitably  represent the forest fuels in Interior Douglas-fir environments and can be adapted to other fuel environments with appropriate amendments.
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