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1st International Wildland Fire Detection Workshop

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8715
Author
Schroeder, Dave
Date
April 2003
Material Type
workshop
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Schroeder, Dave
Date
April 2003
Material Type
workshop
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Detection
Series
International Wildland Fire Detection Workshop
Language
English
Abstract
The 2003 Wildland Fire Detection Workshop was the first in a series of workshops on fire detection organized by FPInnovations. The workshops take place at the Hinton Training Centre with the goal to bring Canadian and international wildland fire detection expertise together in one place; encouraging communications among participants; and providing ideas & innovations to create solutions for the issues affecting wildfire detection programs today, on every scale, and well into the future.
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25-year evaluation of millwork preservatives

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub4504
Author
Ingram, Janet K.
Morris, Paul I.
Date
December 2003
Edition
41291
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Ingram, Janet K.
Morris, Paul I.
Date
December 2003
Edition
41291
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Preservatives tests
Preservatives
Preservation
Series Number
W-2002
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
A field test of six millwork preservatives has been ongoing for 25 years, using a "Y-joint" as the test unit. Three preservatives provided excellent protection to white pine and white spruce: 5% pentachlorophenol in varsol, phenyl mercury oleate in varsol, and 0.75% oxine copper in varsol.
Preservatives - Tests
Preservation - Durability
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Amélioration de la performance des routes par des spécifications appropriées pour les granulats de la couche d'usure

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3686
Author
Légère, Glen
Mercier, Steve
Date
June 2003
Edition
40400
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Légère, Glen
Mercier, Steve
Date
June 2003
Edition
40400
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Surface properties
Logging roads
Roads
Advantage
Series Number
Avantage ; Vol. 4, No. 13
Language
French
Abstract
Granulats
Graviers
Concassés
Couche d'usure
Surface de roulement
Routes non pavées
Routes forestières
Abstract
Pour une performance optimale, la couche d’usure d’une route (« surface de roulement ») devrait être constituée de granulats appropriés. FERIC a examiné les caractéristiques des matériaux de couche d’usure utilisés par plusieurs compagnies membres dans l’est du Canada et a comparé les résultats obtenus avec les spécifications des compagnies et celles des ministères des transports provinciaux. La plupart des granulats ne rencontraient aucun des deux types de spécifications. Le rapport décrit les caractéristiques des granulats convenables pour une couche d’usure et formule des recommandations de spécifications adéquates en vue d’améliorer la performance de la route.
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Analytical and experimental assessment of heel bending moments [for trusses]

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5305
Author
Desjardins, Richard
Date
April 2003
Edition
42178
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Desjardins, Richard
Contributor
Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
April 2003
Edition
42178
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Roofs
Trusses
Design
Series Number
CFS Simple Progress Report No. 10
Location
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Trusses - Design
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An evaluation of grapple-crane yarding in coastal B.C.

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub43449
Author
Sauder, E.A.
Date
1980
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Sauder, E.A.
Date
1980
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
35 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Cable logging
Productivity
Series Number
Technical Notes
Language
English
Abstract
CABLE LOGGING
Skyline
Grapple yarders
Yarding cranes
Machine evaluation
PRODUCTIVITY
Ergonomic evaluation
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An evaluation of wood kiln control practices

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5687
Author
Léger, François
Amazouz, M.
Date
April 2003
Edition
38907
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Léger, François
Amazouz, M.
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada
Date
April 2003
Edition
38907
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
68 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Wood
Drying
Canada
Kilns
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Language
English
Abstract
This report analyses softwood-drying practices in Canada and identifies the R&D efforts required in this field. These issues need to be examined in order to address environmental concerns and implement solutions that will improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Developing advanced softwood-drying control systems would reduce energy use and enhance product quality. According to some researchers, the potential reduction in energy use by kilns in Canada would be 5.5 PJ per year, or 335 kT per year in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Furthermore, it is estimated that CO2 emissions could be reduced by an additionnal 90 kT per year through a decrease in the amount of lumber that is downgraded. This study aims to give an overview of the main trends in developing control systems and to identify barriers to their introduction. It will also serve as a starting point for launching and directing projects on control procedures for lumber-drying in cooperation with the industry, universities, private and public laboratories, manufacturers and users. In keeping with this objective, researchers for this study surveyed members of the Quebec Lumber Manufacturers' Association and a few mills in British Columbia. The main findings are as follows: - Industry opinion is that its facilities are sufficiently modern to meet current market needs. - Industry opinion is that quality (grade reduction / rejection rate) is the most significant factor when evaluationg drying systems. - Because it is not easy to measure the quality of the drying process, drying time is the most often used to evaluate drying performance. - Although quality was identified as the main variable in the drying process, the proportion of under-dried and over-dried lumber units was 9 and 16 percent, respectively. - Operators play a significant role in drying operations (they manage the process before, during and after drying), and their actions affect the results of the process considerably. - The decision to purchase a drying-control system is driven more by the acquisition of a kiln than by requirements related to the process itself. The researchers reviewed current technical knowledge of the main dry kiln control systems by considering two types of controls : air temperature control when drying ; and setting up drying programs. The figures in this report illustrate the use of these two approaches along with various other control methods employed in the industry. There are five softwood kiln controller manufacturers in Canada, which together account for 75 percent of the Canadian market. Although they use similar controllers, there are differences in how drying programs are set up and how changes in moisture content are measured during drying. In spite of recent technological advances, proper drying operations still depend on operator expertise. R&D on new measurements instruments and mathematical models has not resulted in advanced kiln controllers so far. Innovation in this area has not kept pace with the advances in other leadings sectors. One technical problem that has not been resolved is that of measuring moisture content. In spite of more than 20 years of effort, mathematical models are still being developed in the scientific community, and few applications resulting from this work have benefited the industry other than those supporting operator training. The research community and the industry acknowledge that the development of an advanced controller represents a promising avenue for improving the lumber-drying process. Unfortunately, problems in modelling the drying process and measuring moisture content remain represent major obstacles to the development of high-efficiency controllers. Another obstacle relates to the difficulty of evaluating the financial benefits that would accrue from potential advances with the necessary speed and accuracy. These, then, are the key factors hindering the introduction of new drying technologies. They also explain why length of drying time is still the most frequently used control variable, despite the fact that the industry considers finished product quality more important. Furthermore, it appears that operators' actions significantly affect what happens not only in the kiln but at all stages in the process, from sawmill to shipping. In view of this, we believe that a system for monitoring the entire drying process is worth investigating. Such a system would : - serve to collect all data generated by measuring instruments at all stages in the process, from the sawmill to the planing mill - help to establish productivity and quality indicators for measuring the monetary value of process enhancements introduced by operators - make it possible to provide a rationale for other promising research approaches such as multivariate analysis and experimental design This approach would make it possible to enhance control of the drying process and process quality while also revealing potential energy savings.
Drying
Wood kiln
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An experimental investigation into washboarding in bandsaws

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub37679
Author
Taylor, J.
Hutton, S.G.
White, J.
Date
November 2003
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Taylor, J.
Hutton, S.G.
White, J.
Date
November 2003
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
9 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Band saws
Saw bands
Saws
Bands
Series Number
2144
W-2013
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
With the pressures on our industry at this time, sawmills are using thinner saws to try and improve recovery without reducing current production levels. This has led to washboarding becoming a widespread problem in the industry. Washboarding is a wavy pattern that appears on the surface of lumber due to excessive vibration of the sawblade as it cuts through the lumber. In this study the washboarding behaviour of saws was studied at both the analytical and experimental levels to develop a much better understanding of the problem and lead to a set of guidelines for industry use. This was a joint project between Forintek Canada Corp. and The University of British Columbia. Dr. S. G. Hutton led the analytical side of the work and Dr. J. Taylor the experimental portion of the work. This report is a portion of the overall research endeavour and presents the results of the experimental work that was conducted. To compliment and validate the analytical portion of the work a series of cutting tests were conducted to examine the washboarding phenomenon and the factors that influence its occurrence. The effects of wheel rotation speed, strain, tooth bite, and depth of cut were examined and their effects recorded. As small changes in tooth design are known to influence a saws washboarding behaviour, but are not accurately predicted by the mathematical models, we also carried out cutting tests with saws of different thickness and tooth pitch, progressively increasing the length of the tooth face and the depth of the gullet until washboarding on the lumber surface was quite severe. In this manner we hoped to be able to develop some guidelines for the industry. It was apparent from the initial tests that there were two types of washboarding. We have called the larger diagonal waves that often appear with industrial sized bandsaws, Type I. The narrow more vertical pattern or that on circular saws is called Type II. The results in this report are primarily associated with Type I and show the somewhat insensitive nature of the washboarding instability to changes in the operating parameters. The occurrence of washboarding is more sensitive to changes in the tooth geometry.
Saws - Band
Cutting - Tests
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An integrated model for the technical and economic evaluation of a biomass conversion process

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5668
Author
Nguyen, Q.A.
Douglas, L.J.
Schuler, A.T.
Saddler, J.N.
Date
January 1980
Edition
38729
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Nguyen, Q.A.
Douglas, L.J.
Schuler, A.T.
Saddler, J.N.
Date
January 1980
Edition
38729
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Biomass
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Language
English
Abstract
Integrated Model
Biomass Conversion Process
Technical Evaluation
Economic Evaluation
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Application of fire models in building construction, 2003

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub42179
Author
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
April 2003
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Contributor
Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
April 2003
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Resistance
Series Number
CFS Simple Progress Report No. 8
Location
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Fire resistance
Models
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Assessment of heat-treated jack pine and balsam fir

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5324
Author
Lihra, T.
Date
May 2003
Edition
42198
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Lihra, T.
Contributor
Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
May 2003
Edition
42198
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
17 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Treatment
Mechanical properties
Heat
Series Number
CFS Value-Added Report 3675
Location
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Industrial heat treatment technology for wood has been under development since the 1970s. The technology consists in heating wood to temperatures of from 150°C to 240°C while preventing it from burning. This is achieved by heating the wood in either an inert atmosphere or saturated vapour environment. Heating the wood over 200°C changes the chemical structure of the wood and results in a reduction in its hydrophilic behaviour. After heat treatment when wood colour has changed to brown, an improvement in dimensional stability and biological durability should be observed. However, some mechanical properties of the wood may have decreased. This enhanced dimensional stability and biological durability make heat treatment an interesting option for the protection of wood used in exterior applications. The objectives of this study are to assess the performance of heat treatment technologies and to determine the properties of jack pine and balsam fir after heat treatment, as regards to exterior applications. Owing to difficulties in the start-up period that significantly delayed the project, no experimental work had been conducted by the end of March 2003. The lumber has however been sent to two companies for treatment and the physical and mechanical tests will be conducted under a new project entitled “Quality Control and Certification of Thermally Modified Wood.” A final report will be issued at the end of March 2004.
Heat treatment, Effect on mechanical properties
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