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Accounting for bark when scanner scaling: methods and technologies

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3385
Author
Dyson, Peter
Date
October 2015
Edition
40056
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Dyson, Peter
Date
October 2015
Edition
40056
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
11 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Bark
Scaling
Scanning
Thickness
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2015 n.37
Language
English
Abstract
Forest companies across Canada are interested in using laser scanners for scaling logs because it has potential for reducing scaling costs. Scanning logs over bark requires a method to obtain the under-bark diameter in order to calculate the solid wood volume. This report evaluates the methods of applying a bark factor to determine under-bark diameter. It also identifies new scanner scaling technologies for measuring bark thickness.
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Adaptation des infrastructures des routes d'accès aux changements climatiques

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7504
Author
Partington, Mark
Bradley, Allan
Durand-Jezequel, Mathieu
Forrester, Alex
Date
Décembre 2017
Edition
49798
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Partington, Mark
Bradley, Allan
Durand-Jezequel, Mathieu
Forrester, Alex
Date
Décembre 2017
Edition
49798
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
33 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Road construction
Transport
Climate
Planning
Roads
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
FO Rapport Technique; RT 2017 N61
Language
English
Abstract
Au Canada, on prévoit que les changements climatiques auront une incidence considérable sur l'industrie forestière. Les routes d'accès sont particulièrement vulnérables aux effets immédiats et à court terme des changements climatiques. Des stratégies d'adaptation pour les routes d'accès et les infrastructures doivent être élaborées et leur mise en œuvre doit commencer, afin de s'assurer que les infrastructures routières nécessaires pour accéder à la forêt soient maintenues et résistent aux effets des changements climatiques. Ce rapport présente les risques et la vulnérabilité des routes d'accès aux changements climatiques, ainsi que des méthodes et pratiques recommandées pour s'y adapter.
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Adapting resource road infrastructure to climate change

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7432
Author
Partington, Mark
Bradley, Allan
Durand-Jezequel, Mathieu
Forrester, Alex
Date
December 2017
Edition
49651
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Partington, Mark
Bradley, Allan
Durand-Jezequel, Mathieu
Forrester, Alex
Date
December 2017
Edition
49651
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
31 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Road construction
Transport
Climate
Planning
Roads
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n. 61
Language
English
Abstract
The changes to climatic conditions in Canada are anticipated to have a significant impact on the Canadian forest industry. Resource roads are considered particularly vulnerable to the immediate and short-term impacts of climate change. Adaptation strategies for resource roads and infrastructure must be developed and implementation initiated to ensure that the road infrastructure required for forest access is maintained and made resilient to climatic impacts. This report presents the risks and vulnerabilities of resource roads to climate change and suggested adaptation methods and practices.
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Analysis of a British Columbia resource road's vulnerability to climate change: in-SHUCK-ch

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52575
Author
Bradley, Allan
Forrester, Alex
Date
March 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Bradley, Allan
Forrester, Alex
Date
March 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
35 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
British Columbia
Resource
Roads
Climate
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2018 n.30
Language
English
Abstract
FLNRO, with technical assistance from the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and FPInnovations, conducted a case study of the vulnerability to climate change of infrastructure on the 70 km-long in-SHUCK-ch forest service road. The workshop participants followed a process established by the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC). This case study provided both meaningful analysis of the risks and opportunities faced by the in-SHUCK-ch FSR corridor and the communities it provides access to, and establishes a benchmark for future iterations of the process with resource roads. A series of recommendations are made that arise from the PIEVC analysis. These recommendations included the need to streamline and focus the PIEVC process specifically for resource roads, capacity building actions by road managers and maintainers, a review of emergency preparedness plans for the communities accessed by the FSR, actions to safeguard FSR infrastructure and residential development on lakeshore debris fans, a general review and inspection of drainage structures, actions to review and improve the resiliency of stream crossing structures and, finally, a recommendation to review the scope and size of the road maintenance program.
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Analysis of a British Columbia resource road’s vulnerability to climate change : Tum Tum forest service road PIEVC case study

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7652
Author
Partington, Mark
Durand-Jezequel, Mathieu
Bradley, Allan
Date
May 2018
Edition
52571
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Partington, Mark
Durand-Jezequel, Mathieu
Bradley, Allan
Date
May 2018
Edition
52571
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
40 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Analysis
Resource
Roads
Management
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2018 n.35
Language
English
Abstract
This report presents a case study of the vulnerability to climate change of infrastructure on the Tum Tum Forest Service Road using the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) protocol. This case study provided analysis of the risks and opportunities faced by the road, recommendations to mitigate the identified risks, and established a benchmark for future iterations of the process with resource roads.
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Analysis of Alberta’s pavement capacity to support winter weight premiums

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49858
Author
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Bradley, Allan
Date
May 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Bradley, Allan
Date
May 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
57 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Roads
Transport
Trucks
Weight
Alberta
Temperature
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2018 n.28
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations, in cooperation with Alberta Transportation and the Laval University i3C Chair, undertook a review of the starting threshold for initiating winter weight hauling in Alberta. The objective of this project was to conduct an engineering analysis of freezing pavements to determine the minimum frost depth at which log hauling at winter weight premiums (WWP) in Alberta could start without compromising pavement service life. The report describes literature on freezing pavement engineering, Canadian winter weight policies, a controlled trafficking simulation of an instrumented pavement as it was frozen, and subsequent modeling to valiidate results and extrapolate results ot a wider range of pavement structures. It was recommended that the current 1.0 m starting frost depth threshold be reduced to a depth of 700 mm.
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An introduction to asset management for resource roads

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub44162
Author
Partington, Mark
Date
May 2015
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Partington, Mark
Date
May 2015
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
14 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Road construction
Transport
Planning
Management
Roads
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2015 n. 7
Language
English
Abstract
The management of resource road network infrastructure such as roads, bridges, culverts in a cost-effective manner while ensuring that the required performance needs are met can be a challenge. This report introduces the key concepts of asset management and provides an overview of many of the key factors to implementing a successful asset management plan.
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Assessing internal temperatures of a hog fuel pile using radiometric thermal IR imaging

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub44279
Author
Tsui, Olivier
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Tsui, Olivier
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
13 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Hogged fuel
Piles
Thermal analysis
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.17
Language
English
Abstract
Spontaneous combustion of hog piles can result in inventory losses and potential damage to surrounding infrastructure and equipment. In April and June 2016, FPInnovations and Terminal Forest Product Ltd. conducted a study to investigate the use of thermal infra-red digital cameras to examine the thermal dynamics of a coastal hog fuel pile. They also investigated the feasibility of using thermal imaging to help develop better fire risk mitigation solutions.
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Assessment of logging debris disposal piles on spur roads in BC: second year report

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49369
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
17 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Bark
Residues
Roads
Road construction
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n. 23
Language
English
Abstract
Debris management at logging sites and handling facilities is of increasing concern due to the volume of accumulated material and the constrained options for disposal. In March 2014, B.C. Timber Sales (BCTS) provided a timber sale on Maurelle Island that produced a large quantity of detached bark which originated from a 132-ha harvest area. Harvesting was during March 2014, and the predominant source of bark was from 41 150 m3 of Douglas-fir which accounted for approximately half the harvested volume (88 050 m3 total harvest volume). The bark accumulated at both a log storage area and on a transport barge during loading and unloading. The bark was disposed of along two dead-end spur roads (Figure 1). One of the spur roads has a small S6 stream (non-fish bearing) crossing through it. The disposal of logging debris (bark) along spur roads had not been considered or tried before by the Strait of Georgia Business Area of BCTS. The bark for Douglas-fir accounts for 30% by volume, which is the highest overall volume of bark for all softwood species (on average bark accounts for 10 to 15%).
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Biomass availability and cost analysis for the Teslin region

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3414
Author
Westermann, Thomas
Marinescu, Marian
Davis, Shayne
Date
September 2015
Edition
40088
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Westermann, Thomas
Marinescu, Marian
Davis, Shayne
Date
September 2015
Edition
40088
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
22 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Bioenergy
Harvesting
Transport
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2015 n.38
Language
English
Abstract
This study addressed biomass availability, harvesting, transportation, and chipping costs for the production of bioenergy in the Teslin region of Yukon. It revealed that significant volumes of standing timber below 20 cm in diameter at breast height (DBH) exist that could be utilized for bioenergy. These volumes, however, would sustain only small electricity generation capacities; however, a more efficient solution would be to utilize the biomass in district heating applications. The study also estimated harvesting, transportation, and chipping costs of low- and high-mechanized systems. These costs will have to be further validated and incorporated into an investment calculator to assess the feasibility of future bioenergy projects in Teslin.
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