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Demonstration: Trident Pump high pressure, high volume, versatile pump

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7322
Author
Ault, Ray
Campbell, Roy
Gough, Derek
Date
October 2017
Edition
49486
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Campbell, Roy
Gough, Derek
Date
October 2017
Edition
49486
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Forest fire
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2017 n.29
Language
English
Abstract
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry asked FPInnovations to evaluate the patented Trident Pump System developed by Younkers Wielding for the system's suitability for wildfire operations. This report summarizes the author's observations and thoughts.
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Helicopter on-board system for mixing water-enhancing gel: field assessment

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7318
Author
Ault, Ray
Hsieh, Rex
McIlwaine, Patrick
Date
July 2017
Edition
49477
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Hsieh, Rex
McIlwaine, Patrick
Date
July 2017
Edition
49477
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Forest fire
Gel
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2017 n.23
Language
English
Abstract
In May 2017 FPInnovations conducted an initial field assessment of a helicopter on-board system for mixing water-enhancing gel concentrate at Fort Vermillion. For this study, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry contracted a Bell 214B helicopter with on-board gel mixing capability. The helicopter company chose Firewall II gel and an Isolair external tank to meet the contract requirements. This Info Note presents FPInnovations’ observations of the ability of the on-board mixing system to effectively mix Firewall II gel with water.
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Infrared hotspot prototype construction, testing and evaluation

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7509
Author
Campbell, Roy
Ault, Ray
Hsieh, Rex
Badcock, Jamie
Ackerman, Mark
Date
April 2018
Edition
49825
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Campbell, Roy
Ault, Ray
Hsieh, Rex
Badcock, Jamie
Ackerman, Mark
Date
April 2018
Edition
49825
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Prototypes
Testing
Scanning
Wildfires
Forest fires
Fire
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2018 n. 9
Language
English
Abstract
Innovation in hotspot target equipment used for Infrared (IR) testing reduces risks and logistical challenges. This InfoNote describes the development of a new hotspot prototype for use at the IR grid in Hinton, Alberta.
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Wildfire tested fuel treatments: 2015

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49387
Author
Ault, Ray
Baxter, Greg
Hsieh, Rex
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Baxter, Greg
Hsieh, Rex
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
29 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Fuel
Density
Physical properties
Forest fire
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.22
Language
English
Abstract
In late June and early July of 2015, many large fires burned in Saskatchewan (Figure 1). Two of these fires threatened pre-existing community protection fuel treatments established to protect their villages. This report documents the treatments completed and the influence that the treatments had on fire behaviour as fire moved into them. The two communities that had their fuel treatments challenged were the hamlets of Weyakwin and Wadin Bay. Weyakwin had built a fuelbreak on the east side of town and thinned 4.6 ha of forest on the west side of the fuelbreak. Wadin Bay had also completed a thinning project to protect the hamlet from fire moving in from the west and south. Two trips were made to observe and document the fuel treatments and how fire behaved within them. Stand density data was collected within and beside the treatments to describe the fuel environment. Other data sources included fuel treatment plans, fire weather data, fire chronology information and personal communication with those who were involved in the projects and firefighting efforts.
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