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2014 Survey on the use of mobile technologies in Canadian forestry operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3320
Author
Castonguay, Martin
Date
November 2014
Edition
39984
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Castonguay, Martin
Date
November 2014
Edition
39984
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
16 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Surveys
Forestry
Technological innovation
Global positioning system (GPS)
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2014 n.1 E
Language
English
Abstract
Computer technology continues to evolve at blinding speed. Today’s mobile technology enables what used to be recorded on desktop computers or on paper just a few years ago. Now, data can be viewed, shared and recorded on devices such as smart phones or other mobile devices used within harvesting operations. In addition, telecommunications capabilities in Canada have significantly improved, providing connectivity where it was not available in the past, although there are still large areas where forestry operates with limited cellular communication services. In order to better orient its technology development strategies, FPInnovations has invited a number of its members throughout Canada to take an on-line survey to obtain information on the current and future state of technology platforms, data collections mechanisms and communications being used or soon-to-be used in forestry field operations. This information will help FPI understand the current state of technology and the direction its members are heading to with respect to mobile computing needs.
MOBILE EQUIPMENT
FOREST OPERATIONS
Survey
Abstract
La technologie informatique continue à évoluer à une vitesse fulgurante. La technologie actuelle permet de saisir des informations qui étaient, il y a quelques années à peine, enregistrées dans des ordinateurs de bureau ou consignées sur papier. Aujourd’hui, les données peuvent être visualisées, partagées et enregistrées sur des appareils tels que des téléphones intelligents ou sur d’autres appareils mobiles utilisés dans le cadre des opérations forestières. Les télécommunications dans notre vaste pays se sont aussi considérablement améliorées, fournissant une connectivité dans des endroits qui en étaient auparavant dépourvus, même s’il reste encore de grandes régions où les opérations en forêt se déroulent avec des services limités de communications. Dans le but de mieux orienter ses stratégies de développement en matière de technologie, FPInnovations a invité plusieurs de ses membres partout au Canada à répondre à un sondage en ligne afin de recueillir des renseignements relatifs à l’état actuel et futur des plateformes technologiques, aux mécanismes de collecte des données et aux communications qui sont utilisées actuellement ou qui le seront prochainement dans les opérations forestières sur le terrain. Ces renseignements nous aideront à comprendre l’état actuel des technologies ainsi que les avenues vers lesquelles nos membres se dirigent en ce qui touche les besoins d’informatique mobile. Les résultats de l’étude seront pour leur part utilisés pour guider notre programme de recherche. Ils seront partagés avec les participants.
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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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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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Adverse skidding using a Tigercat 635E assisted by a T-Winch 10.1

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49844
Author
Strimbu, Vladimir
Boswell, Brian
Date
May 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Strimbu, Vladimir
Boswell, Brian
Date
May 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Winches
Productivity
Timber
Steep slopes
Safety
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2018 n.23
Language
English
Abstract
This paper presents the productivity and utilization of a system comprising a skidder and an assisting self-propelled winch working on steep terrain. Environmental impact is also assessed for both conventional and winch-assisted skidding.
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Alberta pipeline node biomass availability estimation

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49455
Author
Friesen, Charles
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Friesen, Charles
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
49 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Bioenergy
Harvesting
Supply
Transport
Costs
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.38
Language
English
Abstract
Forest-origin biomass estimates were made by FPInnovations for a location in Northern Alberta, largely following the process previously established for six BC Timber Supply Areas using FPInterface (2010 13). The biomass inventory was based on 20-year harvest and road network plans for Crown land provided by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry as well as local forest tenure holders. Includes Excel data sheet which is saved separately at \\fpinnovations.lan\structure\Commun_Common\Publications\FOP/2017N38.XLSX
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Alternative uses of post-harvest woody debris biomass

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49507
Author
Ristea, Catalin
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ristea, Catalin
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
13 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Harvesting
Logging
Fire
Biomass
Wildlife
Energy
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.56
Language
English
Abstract
Current forest management policy in many jurisdictions in North America manages excess woody debris by piling and burning it, mainly as a post-harvest fire hazard abatement obligation. This study highlights three key points to consider regarding utilization and disposal of waste wood piles: 1) Allocate most woody debris waste to the biofuels sector in a cost-effective manner; 2) Allocate a small portion of woody debris (e.g. 10-15%) to implement windrow habitats where necessary to maintain mammalian biodiversity on clearcuts; 3) Limit burning of waste wood to those sites near human activity (potential fire hazard) that do not have an opportunity for biofuels or windrow purposes.
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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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Analysis of a skyline partial cutting operation in the interior cedar-hemlock biogeoclimatic zone

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub524
Author
Pavel, Mihai
Date
March 1999
Edition
36764
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Pavel, Mihai
Date
March 1999
Edition
36764
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
21 p
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Systems
Yarders
Skylead
Radio frequency
Productivity
Partial cutting
Logs
Harvesting
Costs
Cable logging
British Columbia
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR-000125
Language
English
Abstract
In 1997, FERIC studied a partial cutting operation in the Interior Cedar-Hemlock biogeoclimate zone, on a site west of Kitwanga, B.C. The operation used a Skylead C40 16000 skidder-mounted yarder and Mini-Maki II radio-controlled carriage in a standing skyline configuration and in single-and multi-span applications. The study provided information on productivity and costs for the harvesting system, impact on soil surface conditions, and damage to the residual stand. Productivity functions were derived to predict yarding productivity and costs over a range of operation conditions.
Cable logging
Skyline
Harvesting
Partial cutting systems
Western hemlock
Western red cedar
Productivity
Costs
Interior British Columbia
Skylead C40 16000 yarder
Mini-Maki II radio controlled carriage
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