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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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Glulam and CLT innovative manufacturing processes and product development: fire performance of adhesives in CLT. Part 1: small-scale flame test

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49476
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Date
August 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
FPInnovations Glulam and CLT Innovative Manufacturing Processes and Product Development: Fire
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
August 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
19 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Cross Laminated Timber
Fire
Performance
Adhesives
Language
English
Abstract
The main objective of this study is to evaluate heat delamination characteristics of structural adhesives used for face bonding of cross-laminated timber, when subjecting both sides of CLT specimens to the small-scale flame test as required in the normative Annex A.2 of CSA O177 "Qualification Code for Manufacturers of Structural Glued-Laminated Timber" [3]. While not technically in accordance with the CSA O177 Annex A.2 methodology, this flame exposure allows for a direct comparison to previous work performed on glulam specimens [2]. The long-term objective is to determine which currently-accepted test method allows for a better evaluation of heat delamination characteristics of adhesives used in structural engineered wood products, based on their actual end-use applications (e.g. bending, compression, combined stress, etc.) and their inherent manufacturing characteristics (e.g. cross-plies, etc.)
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Glulam and CLT innovative manufacturing processes and product development: fire performance of adhesives in CLT. Part 2: cone calorimeter test

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49644
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Date
November 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
FPInnovations Glulam and CLT Innovative Manufacturing Processes and Product Development: Fire
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
November 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
28 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Cross Laminated Timber
Fire
Performance
Adhesives
Language
English
Abstract
The main objective of this study is to evaluate the heat release rate and fire growth contribution due to heat delamination characteristics of CLT manufactured with four types of adhesives used for face bonding, when exposed to a constant radiant heat flux. The evaluation is performed using the principles of ISO 5660-1 “Reaction-to-fire tests - Heat release, smoke production and mass loss rate – Part 1: Heat release rate (cone calorimeter method)”. The American version of this test method is ASTM E1354 « Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter ». The long-term objective is to determine which currently accepted test methods allow for the most suitable evaluation of heat delamination characteristics of adhesives used in structural engineered wood products, based on their actual end-use applications (e.g. bending, compression, combined stress, cross-plies, etc.).
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Performance-based approach to support tall and large wood buildings: fire and seismic performance

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49569
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Chen, Zhiyong
Popovski, Marjan
Date
October 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
FPInnovations Performance-Based Approach to Support Tall and Large Wood Buildings: Fire
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Chen, Zhiyong
Popovski, Marjan
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
October 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
48 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Cross Laminated Timber
Fire
Performance
Adhesives
Language
English
Abstract
The objective of the current project is to develop a performance-based design process for wood-based design systems that would meet the objectives and functional statements set forth in the National Building Code of Canada. More specifically, this report discusses the fire and seismic performance of buildings, as identified as a priority in a previous FPInnovations report.
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