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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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Streambed simulation: streambed construction, infill methods, and rewatering for closed-bottom stream crossings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52779
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Date
December 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Contributor
BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ministry of Environment
Date
December 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Simulation
Stream
Water
Resource
Forestry
Series Number
Streambed Simulation Culvert ; 3rd
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations prepared this guide to provide forest and resource workers with information on streambed construction, including material delivery and rewatering considerations for streambed simulation in closed-bottom structures for fish streams. This pamphlet is the third in a series; other important considerations presented in this series for the successful implementation of a streambed simulation culvert include planning and design, culvert installation, and monitoring. FPInnovations worked in close co-operation with British Columbia’s Fish Passage Technical Working Group in the development of this guide.
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Wildfire chemical usage survey

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52913
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Ault, Ray
Gardeski, Chad
Date
February 2019
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Ault, Ray
Gardeski, Chad
Date
February 2019
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
17 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2019 n.3
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations has developed a wildfire chemical roadmap to determine the cost and effectiveness of the wildfire chemicals used in Canada. As part of the roadmap, a survey was developed to gather wildfire chemical use data from Canadian wildland fire agencies. The objective of this survey was to gather information on the current use of wildfire chemicals in Canada and to provide an overview of the state of the practice among Canadian wildland fire agencies.
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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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