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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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Debris loading and fire behaviour potential: a comparative analysis of two harvesting methods in the Nazko region of Central British Columbia

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49491
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
September 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
September 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
13 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire
Forestry
Logging
Fuel
Efficiency
British Columbia
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.55
Language
English
Abstract
Timber harvest companies are looking for cost-effective methods for harvesting low value fibre. FPInnovations conducted a multi-faceted research project in the Nazko region to compare several operational aspects of two harvest methods: cut-to-length and conventional. As part of this research project, FPInnovations’ wildfire group measured and assessed the harvest residue resulting from both harvest methods. With this information, we were able to evaluate potential fire behaviour in each of the harvest areas.
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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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Fire behaviour in jack pine / black spruce forest fuels following mulch fuel treatments: a case study at the Canadian Boreal Community FireSmart project

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49370
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
26 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Fuel
Black spruce
Density
Physical properties
Mulch
Forest fire
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.24
Language
English
Abstract
Forest fuels engineering is one of the primary wildfire mitigation strategies advocated by FireSmart™ Canada (Partners in Protection, 2003) and applied by partnering wildfire management agencies and industry operators. Over the past two decades, mechanical forest fuel treatments (including mulching) have been extensively applied in and around communities in the wildland-urban interface to mitigate the risk of wildfire. Fuel managers and fire operations managers would like to better understand how manual and mechanical fuel treatments modify fire behaviour. Fuel treatment efficacy has been evaluated through post-wildfire case studies (Mooney, 2014; Pritchard et al., 2011), fire behaviour modelling (Fernandes, 2009; Stephens et al., 2009) and subjective expert opinion based approaches (Hayes et al., 2008). The use of experimental fire to evaluate the effectiveness of fuel treatments is limited.
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Firebrand transfer and spot fire propagation: observations from an experimental fire at the Canadian Boreal Community FireSmart Project

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49571
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
October 2017
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
October 2017
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire
Treatment
Management
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2017 n.58
Language
English
Abstract
Firebrand transport is a key mechanism for fire spread. Fire and fuels managers apply fuel treatments in the wildland–urban interface based on our best understanding of firebrand transport and spot fire growth. Observations and data collected during this experimental fire can lend to innovations in firebrand transport data collection methods and fuel treatment maintenance practices.
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Foam fire-suppression system for mobile forestry equipment

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39938
Author
Macey, T.
Date
December 1991
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Macey, T.
Date
December 1991
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Fire
Safety
Equipment
Forestry
Series Number
Technical Note Wood Harvesting ; TN 175
Language
English
Abstract
CABLE LOGGING
CABLES
Cable life
INSPECTION SYSTEM
ELECTROMEGNETIC WIRE ROPE INSPECTION (EWRI)
Prototype
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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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Author
Finn, Dave
Ackerman, Mark
Campbell, Roy
Date
November 2017
Edition
49641
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Finn, Dave
Ackerman, Mark
Campbell, Roy
Date
November 2017
Edition
49641
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Forest fire
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2017 n. 32
Language
English
Abstract
Alberta helitorch has been in service for over 20 years, and based on helitorch life expectancy and the advancements in technology, Alberta wildfire management staff decided to explore design improvements and construction of a replacement helitorch prototype.
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Phos-Chek Solid Foam Stick and Scotty Foam-Fast Applicator evaluation

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub44261
Author
Campbell, Roy
Date
January 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Campbell, Roy
Date
January 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
21 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Fuel
Black spruce
Alberta
Density
Physical properties
Mulch
Forest fire
Crown fire
Wind
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.3
Language
English
Abstract
Class A foam “lowers water’s surface tension making it more effective in suppressing fire in Class A combustibles (wood, vegetation, paper and cotton products and rubber)” (ICL Performance Products LP, n.d.). Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has used class A liquid foam and liquid foam inductor kits in wildfire suppression since the 1980s. Although class A liquid foam has proven to be an effective tool, promoting the consistent use of it in Alberta has been a challenge since its introduction. Firefighter reluctance to use class A foam is often linked to reasons such as set-up time, working with the foam solution, system awkwardness, and anecdotal comparisons to straight water. Alberta’s Provincial Warehouse and Service Centre (PWSC) was approached by ICL Performance Products LP (ICL) regarding a new class A foam system, the Phos-Chek SOLID Foam Stick and Scotty Foam-Fast Applicator. The foam stick and applicator were promoted by ICL as a simple and effective way of producing low-expansion class A foam using minimal equipment. Following an ICL presentation to Alberta’s PWSC and Fireline Equipment Working Group (FEWG), a decision was made to pursue field trials before considering a large-scale purchase. To facilitate field trials, the PWSC purchased several applicators and a supply of foam sticks with the intent of having their firefighters assess the system. Further discussion by the group identified a lack of consistent evaluation criteria and a need for documented, fact-based test results. In follow-up, the PWSC requested assistance from Alberta’s Wildfire Management Science and Technology (WMST) program to engage a research provider, and in March of 2015, they asked FPInnovations to conduct an evaluation of the Phos-Chek SOLID Foam Stick (formulation ID #049-019F) and the Scotty Foam-Fast Applicator (model 4010-50). FPInnovations worked with the WMST program working group, PWSC manager, and designated FEWG members to review research questions, project needs and develop the following project objectives.
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Underburning NWT August 2017

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7433
Author
Baxter, Greg
Sharpe, Maria
Date
August 2017
Edition
49667
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Sharpe, Maria
Date
August 2017
Edition
49667
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
21 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Fuel
Forest fire
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.59
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations conducted four separate underburns in August 2017 at the CBCFS research site north of Fort Providence, NWT. The burns were part of a fireguard for a future burn but allowed FPInnovations and the GNWT to study how and when underburning can be applied in a pine stand to reduce the potential spread of wildfire and lower the probability of embers landing and starting new fires. Underburns can also be used as lines from which to ignite backburns. To find the optimal fire weather and fuel conditions in which to burn, we burned four fires under different fire weather conditions and documented the resulting fire behaviour and the effects of the underburns.
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