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An exploration of internal decision support tools used in forest operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9334
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Contributor
Alberta. Agriculture and Forestry
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Computer software
Operations
Harvesting systems
Simulation
Computer simulation
Series Number
Wildfire 9334 2021
PROJECT NUMBER: 301012718
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations Forestry group has developed a variety of computer-based systems or tools to aid forestry practitioners with decision making in harvest operations. These information systems, aptly called Decision Support Systems (DSS), allow the simulation of operational decisions using software applications. With these simulations, the outcomes of operational decisions can be promptly forecasted. DSSs thus allow users to compare the feasibility and economic value of different potential operational decisions.
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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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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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BC firesmart committee's quick-deploy wui team: data collection framework

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9347
Author
Baxter, Greg
Benson, Michael
Hsieh, Rex
Hvenegaard, Steven
Refai, Razim
MacKinnon, Brandon
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Benson, Michael
Hsieh, Rex
Hvenegaard, Steven
Refai, Razim
MacKinnon, Brandon
Contributor
British Columbia FireSmart
FireSmart BC
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
50 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
FireSmart
Community protection
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9347 2022
PROJECT NUMBER: 301013731
Language
English
Abstract
This framework focuses on developing an approach for gathering data intended to improve our understanding of how fire spreads and structures ignite within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). The resultant research will intentionally be limited in scope as the framework outlines a research approach that is limited in scope to focus on FireSmart treatments within the SIZ. As such, the resultant research will not include studies into the effectiveness of landscape level fuel management activities, community scale hazard abatement, or the effectiveness of wildland or structural fire control actions. The framework addresses critical components of a research deployment in the WUI. Included are prioritized research questions, supported by a decision tree to aid researchers in identifying specific research priorities that are congruent with the opportunities presented by individual WUI wildfire incidents. Tools, methodologies, equipment, and logistics required to gather the requisite data and answer the research questions are provided within the framework.
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Bridges & wildfire event: identifying information gaps in bridge protection in the context of resistance to wildland fire events

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8006
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Refai, Razim
Contributor
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD)
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Bridge
Fire
Protection
Structures
FPI TR
Wildfires
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.14
Language
English
Abstract
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) has asked FPInnovations to investigate current information and knowledge for bridge fire impact mitigation opportunities and strategies. The extent of the investigation includes reaching out to domestic and international contacts to find directly applicable information and literature on strategies to mitigate fire impacts to bridge structures. This will include review of academic journals and reports, products and methods, to find
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Bridges & wildfire event: identifying information gaps in bridge protection in the context of resistance to wildland fire events

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19860
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Refai, Razim
Contributor
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD)
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Bridge
Fire
Protection
Structures
FPI TR
Wildfires
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.14
Language
English
Abstract
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) has asked FPInnovations to investigate current information and knowledge for bridge fire impact mitigation opportunities and strategies. The extent of the investigation includes reaching out to domestic and international contacts to find directly applicable information and literature on strategies to mitigate fire impacts to bridge structures. This will include review of academic journals and reports, products and methods, to find
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Comparative results of ignition probability and fire behaviour among landscaping mulch products

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9348
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Refai, Razim
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
December 2019
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Refai, Razim
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
December 2019
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9348 2019
TECHNICAL REPORT - NO. 20 TR2019N20
CONTRACT NUMBER: 16826
Language
English
Abstract
Mulch products are commonly used as landscaping material around residential structures and community parks. FPInnovations compared the ignition probability and fire behaviour of six different landscaping mulch products at the request of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, which includes the urban service area of Fort McMurray. The results of this study will help communities and home owners make informed decisions regarding the use of landscaping mulch products.
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Evaluating performance of fire chemicals

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9525
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
November 2018
Material Type
Presentation
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
November 2018
Material Type
Presentation
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Alberta
Equipment
Aerial
Gels
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9525 2018
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
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Evaluating performance of fire suppressants using crib tests, fall advisory meeting

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9464
Author
Paskaluk, Stephen
Refai, Razim
Date
November 2017
Material Type
Presentation
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Paskaluk, Stephen
Refai, Razim
Date
November 2017
Material Type
Presentation
Physical Description
13 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Alberta
Aerial
Gels
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9464 2017
Language
English
Abstract
The CIFFC aviation working group (AWG) includes representatives from wildfire agencies across Canada. The AWG has asked FPInnovations for a test method which will resemble direct attack with open flame on a wildfire. Previous efforts focused on using small trees and coniferous branches. Our research indicated these natural tree samples resulted in too much variability to be a useful test method. In searching for a better approach we have learned of a UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.) test method1 used in the mid 90’s for foams. UL devised a wood crib constructed of 2 by 2 lumber stacked with equal spaces between each board. The crib was ignited and foam was sprayed at the flaming crib. The wood crib test method will simulate the wildfire by dropping wildfire chemical on burning wood crib and measuring the re-ignition time to simulate the aerial direct attack.
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Evaporation rates, assessing the evaporation rates of water, foam, and water-enhancers

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8011
Author
Refai, Razim
Paskaluk, Stephen
Date
March 2021
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Paskaluk, Stephen
Date
March 2021
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Forest fire
FPI TR
Gel
Test methods
Foam
Series Number
Techncial Reports ; TR 2021 N 17
Language
English
Abstract
Reduced surface evaporation rates are marketed as a competitive advantage by water-enhancer manufacturers. In this report, a new test method is developed and applied to quantify the evaporation rates of various commercially available water-enhancer products in a controlled environment. These quantified evaporation rates were then compared to the evaporation rate of water which served as the benchmark.
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