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Assessing internal temperatures of a hog fuel pile using radiometric thermal IR imaging

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub44279
Author
Tsui, Olivier
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Tsui, Olivier
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
13 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Hogged fuel
Piles
Thermal analysis
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.17
Language
English
Abstract
Spontaneous combustion of hog piles can result in inventory losses and potential damage to surrounding infrastructure and equipment. In April and June 2016, FPInnovations and Terminal Forest Product Ltd. conducted a study to investigate the use of thermal infra-red digital cameras to examine the thermal dynamics of a coastal hog fuel pile. They also investigated the feasibility of using thermal imaging to help develop better fire risk mitigation solutions.
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Comparative test of the energy efficiency of three different bulldozer models

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub44126
Author
Schnick, Michel
Date
November 2014
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Schnick, Michel
Date
November 2014
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Energy
Efficiency
Fuel
Machines
Vehicles
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 15, No. 3
Language
English
Abstract
Over the past few years, the constant rise in the price of fuel has prompted the development of new technologies to reduce fuel consumption. To address this concern heavy equipment manufacturers have been introducing new models integrating technologies, such as the diesel-electric hybrid suggesting improved fuel efficiency. In order to validate these claims FPInnovations has developed a methodology aimed at conducting controlled tests to measure fuel consumption. Tests were conducted on three different models of bulldozers of the same power class in order to compare their fuel consumption and energy efficiency. The evaluation of these three bulldozers was carried out on a controlled test track where standardized working conditions were reproduced. This report presents the findings of these tests conducted in Chipman, New Brunswick, in cooperation with J.D. Irving Limited. The test had three main objectives: 1) develop a standardized procedure to measure the fuel consumption of the bulldozers in a controlled environment; 2) compare the fuel consumption of three different models (drive trains) of bulldozers (electric, hydrostatic and standard) for a typical work cycle; and 3) quantify the variation in fuel consumption resulting from the differences between the engine/drive train technologies of the test machines.
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Comparing the canopy penetration of airtanker drops between forest fuel-treated stands and untreated stands

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49365
Author
Hsieh, E.
Ault, Ray
Date
January 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hsieh, E.
Ault, Ray
Date
January 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
35 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Stands
Fuel
Treatment
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.20
Language
English
Abstract
Wildfire is a natural phenomenon in Canada that threatens to destroy property and endanger lives. Wildfire agencies are tasked with reducing the threat of wildfire in the wildland-urban interface, which becomes a greater issue as more communities locate near or within forests or become more populated. Forest fuel treatments that reduce or modify forest stands are the most common and effective methods to reduce wildfire danger around communities. However, convincing the public to support forest fuel treatments around their communities can be a challenge for wildfire managers. Understandably, communities want some assurance that what they are committing to will make a difference. One of the many benefits of forest fuel treatments is thought to be an increase in the effectiveness of wildfire operations.
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Consommation de fluide d'échappement diésel dans la machinerie forestière hors route

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49790
Author
Rittich, Cameron
Date
January 2018
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Rittich, Cameron
Date
January 2018
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Fuel
Feller
Machines
Efficiency
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2018 n.1 F
Language
French
Abstract
Le fluide d'échappement diésel (FED) fait partie intégrante de nouvelles machineries hors route équipées d’ensemble d’émissions Tier 4. Cette infoNote présente la consommation de DEF pour 4 équipements de récoltes : abatteuse-groupeuse, débardeuse à grappin ainsi que 2 transporteurs.
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Cost structure of hog fuel transportation in Canada

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40744
Author
Forrester, Patrick
Sauder, E.A.
Desrochers, Luc
Ryans, Mark
Date
September 2006
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Forrester, Patrick
Sauder, E.A.
Desrochers, Luc
Ryans, Mark
Date
September 2006
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wood waste
Wood
Transport
Residues
Recovery
Productivity
Logs
Hogged fuel
Costs
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 7, No. 14
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) undertook a project for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to study the transportation of hog fuel from source to consumption site. In particular, FERIC gathered information from companies engaged in the supply, transportation, or use of hog fuel through direct visits or questionnaires. This report presents the types and costs of the various modes of transportation used—specifically truck, rail, and barge—and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Fiber recovery
Wood waste
Logging residues
Hogged fuel
Transportation
Productivity
Costs
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Dangle head processors: Effect of different operator-selectable power modes on energy intensity

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49791
Author
Rittich, Cameron
Date
January 2018
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Rittich, Cameron
Date
January 2018
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Fuel
Energy
Machines
Productivity
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2018 n.2
Language
English
Abstract
Danglehead processors have operator selectable power modes that vary engine and hydraulic system response. This InfoNote explores the effect operator selectable power modes have on production and fuel consumption, and discusses where the modes can best be used in operations
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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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Developing tools and techniques to streamline forest fuel sampling. Innovation and application in the Alkali Resource Management area

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7810
Author
MacKinnon, Brandon
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
 to  streamline forest fuel sampling:   Innovation and application in the Alkali Resource  Management area
Author
MacKinnon, Brandon
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
41 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Efficiency
Forestry
Fuel load
Sampling
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.43
Language
English
Abstract
Evaluation  of  forest  environments  to  assess  fuel  loading  using  conventional  inventory methods is labour-intensive, time-consuming, and requires extensive training to be completed correctly. Fuels managers would like to apply simpler, less expensive fuel sampling methods and still maintain acceptable accuracy in fuel load measurements. FPInnovations  has  explored  different  fuel  sampling  techniques  that  may  be  applicable to the forest stands of central British Columbia. The photoload sampling technique  was  deemed  to  be  a  valuable  tool  that  can  be  enhanced  to  suitably  represent the forest fuels in Interior Douglas-fir environments and can be adapted to other fuel environments with appropriate amendments.
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Diesel exhaust fluid consumption in off-road logging machines

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49789
Author
Rittich, Cameron
Date
January 2018
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Rittich, Cameron
Date
January 2018
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Fuel
Feller
Machines
Efficiency
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2018 n.1
Language
English
Abstract
Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is an essential fluid, and a new cost component, for new off-road logging machines that are equipped with Tier 4 final emissions packages. This InfoNote explores DEF consumption for four harvest machines: feller-buncher, skidder, and two forwarders.
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Downsizing skidders with high-flotation tires

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub43505
Author
Novak, W.P.
Date
1988
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Novak, W.P.
Date
1988
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Costs
Fuel consumption
Machinery
Productivity
Skidders
Tires
Soft soil
Series Number
Technical Notes
Language
English
Abstract
The objective of this study was to assess the potential for downsizing skidder requirements on soft ground through the use of high-flotation tires. The test was designed to compare the relative performance of a 90-kw skidder with conventional tires and chains to that of a 67-kw skidder equipped with high-flotation tires. The comparison criteria were short-and long-term productivity, fuel consumption, ground disturbance and operating costs. The trial was performed in the Abitibi region of Quebec under contract to the Ministère de l'Énergie et des ressources du Québec.
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