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Fire behaviour in mulch fuel beds: observations from experimental fires at Pelican Mountain

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7663
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Price, Louis
Date
October 2018
Edition
52659
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fire Behaviour in Mulch Fuel Beds: Observations from Experimental Fires at Pelican Mountain
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Price, Louis
Date
October 2018
Edition
52659
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
16 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire
Behavior
Mulch
Vegetation
Wildfires
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2018 n.43
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations collaborated with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and other research agencies to conduct two experimental fires in mulched fuels under very high fire hazard conditions. This study documented fire behaviour and compared it to other experimental fires in mulch fuel beds at other independent study sites. Documentation of fire behaviour in this novel fuel type can inform wildfire managers of potential fire behaviour and suppression challenges.
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Surface burning characteristics of glulam decking

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39806
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Date
March 2014
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Contributor
Canadian Forest Service.
Date
March 2014
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Fire
Testing
Decking
Building materials
Series Number
301007969
E-4860
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
The key objective of this study was to evaluate the surface burning characteristics (flame spread rating) of glued-laminated timber (glulam) decking in accordance with CAN/ULC S102 test method [1]. This is part of a test series aimed at evaluating the flame spread rating of mass timber components, such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) and structural composite lumber (SCL). More specifically, this study is solely focused on mass timber assemblies that are thick enough to be treated theoretically as semi-infinite solids (thermally thick solids) as opposed to thermally-thin, which is typical of traditional combustible finish products. The tested specimen in this series meets the provisions related to “heavy timber construction”, per paragraph 3.1.4.7 of Division B of the National Building Code of Canada.
FLAMMABILITY
Glulam
Decking
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Fire code development, a literature review of North American and Chinese fire regulations related to wood frame buildings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53040
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Peng, Lei
Date
March 2014
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Department Project No. 301008396 Report 2013/14 Fire Code
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Peng, Lei
Date
March 2014
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
32 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Performance
Building construction
Building materials
Codes
Canada
ISO
Fire protection
Standards
Language
English
Abstract
It can be observed from this review that most fire safety provisions are similar in nature, whether the Chinese, Canadian or American provisions are applied. However, the Chinese code seems to be slightly more restrictive than the North American building codes with respect to wood-use allowances.
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Fire resistant coatings for structural assemblies|Future of fire resistive coatings in wood construction : Workshop : Forest Products Laboratory. Madison, WI : 29-April 1988es

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52578
Author
Richardson, L.R.
Date
April 1988
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Richardson, L.R.
Date
April 1988
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
9 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Research
Prevention
Fire
Building materials
Coating
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Language
English
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