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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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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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Technology transfer opportunities, forest operations 2022-2023

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8645
Author
Spencer, Stuart
Date
April 2022
Material Type
Catalogue
Field
Fibre Supply
Partnerships
Author
Spencer, Stuart
Date
April 2022
Material Type
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.
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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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Assessing the distribution of a local relative humidity dome created through large scale water cannon implementation

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8666
Author
MacKinnon, Brandon
Date
April 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
MacKinnon, Brandon
Date
April 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
42 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Efficiency
Water treatment
Fire fighting
Humidity
Forestry
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2022 n.23
Language
English
Abstract
Relative humidity (RH) and temperature play a large role in the moisture content of available fuels, affecting the fire weather indices that indicate intensity, ignition, and spread potential of wildfires. However, the magnitude of increase in RH and decrease in temperature necessary to impact intensity and ignition potential is dependent on many additional factors including aspect, altitude, wind speed, atmospheric stability, fuel loading, fuel structure, and moisture content of the fuels.
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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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InfoNote2022N14.PDF

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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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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
Forestry
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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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
audiovisual
Field
Fibre Supply

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Author
Bevly, David M.
Date
February 2021
Material Type
audiovisual
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 webinar 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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