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Determining the effectiveness of water enhancing gel as a fire-control agent

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9189
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
October 2012
Material Type
Presentation
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
October 2012
Material Type
Presentation
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Helicopters
Mulch
Series Number
Wildfire 9189 2012
Language
English
Abstract
Objectives of this study were to stop of slow the advance of a wildfire, reduce fire intensity to enable firefighters to get in close and extinguish the fire, and prevent hotspot development or re-ignition. The case study approach was used to document gel performance in this objectives.
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Determining the effectiveness of water-enhancing gel as a fire-control agent helicopter drops on wildfire, a case study near Manning, Alberta, report

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9524
Author
Ault, Ray
Thomasson, Jim
Mooney, Colleen
Date
December 2012
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
. Experimental Design Two helicopters were used for this study; a Bell 214 to drop gel from a Bambi Bucket
Author
Ault, Ray
Thomasson, Jim
Mooney, Colleen
Date
December 2012
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Alberta
Equipment
Aerial
Gels
Fire protection
Wildfires
Helicopters
Mulch
Drop testing
Series Number
Wildfire 9524 2012
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Improved polymer technology and the demand for cost effective fire-control agents have sparked increased interest in water-enhancing gel (gel). The current approval process for gel products does not include a performance test1. Without documented evidence of gel’s capabilities as a fire-control agent, wildfire management agencies are finding it difficult to determine when, where and how to use gel products.
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Determining the effectiveness of water enhancing gel as a fire-control agent using helicopter drops on burning debris piles, project plan

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9523
Author
Ault, Ray
Mooney, Colleen
Date
April 2012
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Mooney, Colleen
Date
April 2012
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Alberta
Equipment
Aerial
Gels
Debris piles
Fire protection
Wildfires
Helicopters
Mulch
Drop testing
Series Number
Wildfire 9523 2012
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
The development and use of water enhancing gel (gel) on wildfire has garnered increased interest in the past decade. Improved polymer technology and the demand for cost effective fire-control technologies have sparked this increased attention. Although gel has been around for decades there is little documented evidence regarding its capabilities as a fire control agent. This lack of information has limited the acceptance of gel products in Canada.
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Determining the effectiveness of water enhancing gel as a fire-control agent using helicopter drops on wildfire, project plan

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9522
Author
Ault, Ray
Mooney, Colleen
Date
March 2012
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Mooney, Colleen
Date
March 2012
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Alberta
Equipment
Aerial
Gels
Fire protection
Wildfires
Helicopters
Mulch
Drop testing
Series Number
Wildfire 9522 2012
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
The development and use of water enhancing gel (gel) on wildfire has garnered increased interest in the past decade. Improved polymer technology and the demand for cost effective fire-control technologies have sparked this increased attention. Although gel has been around for decades there is little documented evidence regarding its capabilities as a fire control agent. This lack of information has limited the acceptance of gel products in Canada.
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Determining the "next generation" infrared cameras for Alberta agriculture and forestry, project plan

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9462
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Date
November 2017
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Date
November 2017
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Helicopters
Equipment
Forestry
Surveys
FPI TR
Wildfires
Series Number
Wildfire 9462 2017
Language
English
Abstract
Alberta's Wildfire Management Aviation and Geomatics Section currently uses the 'Scout' infrared (IR) camera model for regular program work. The Scout has been in operation for approximately 10 years, and although this model provides acceptable results, there are some deficiencies e.g. complicated device restrictions, poor charging design, and maintenance issues. Given the age of the Scout cameras, an expanding need for additional cameras, and the likelihood of new technology the Aviation and Geomatics Unit is interested in conducting a project aimed at researching infrared camera technology and identifying potential "the next generation" infrared cameras. The use of infrared camera is critical to wildfire prevention and operations. This project will focus on identifying agency IR camera requirements, camera replacement options and the testing of potential replacement cameras.
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Evaluation of helicopter bucket tracking software - enquiry into FPSuite and SEI MissionTracker, project note

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9528
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Thomasson, Jim
Date
May 2012
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Thomasson, Jim
Contributor
Absolute Tracking Solutions Inc
Latitude Technologies Corporation
Wildcat Helicopters
Blackcomb Helicopters
Date
May 2012
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Helicopters
Aerial
Equipment
Software
Efficiency
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9528 2012
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Researchers from the Wildfire Operations Research group went to FPInnovations’ western division office in Vancouver, BC to meet with the researcher/developer of FPSuite™. FPSuite is an integrated process control platform that tracks the performance of forest ground equipment to improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of forest operations. Because the system is based on the same philosophy as the helicopter bucket tracking software we intend to evaluate, researchers wanted to learn about FPSuite’s operational capabilities and use this information to help develop the evaluation procedure for the helicopter bucket tracking software.
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Exploring the capabilities of helicopter bucket and helitank tracking systems, final report

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9529
Author
Ault, Ray
Thomasson, Jim
Mooney, Colleen
Date
August 2012
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
the information, we conducted drop tests over a grid at speeds and heights typically used by helicopters
Author
Ault, Ray
Thomasson, Jim
Mooney, Colleen
Contributor
Absolute Tracking Solutions Inc
Latitude Technologies Corporation
Wildcat Helicopters
Blackcomb Helicopters
Date
August 2012
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
7 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Helicopters
Equipment
Aerial
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9529 2012
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Helicopter bucket and helitank tracking systems have the potential to change how fire suppression agencies measure and manage their helicopter fleets. The data provided by these systems could help agencies identify inefficiencies and reduce operating costs. We explored the current capabilities of two tracking systems and compared their data outputs to our measured data. To collect the information, we conducted drop tests over a grid at speeds and heights typically used by helicopters operationally. The timing of these tests coincided with the British Columbia’s Helicopter Coordinator (HLCO) spring training and we were fortunate to have four high-level HLCOs participate in our tests.
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Exploring the capabilities of helicopter tracking systems

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9188
Author
Thomasson, Jim
Date
October 2012
Material Type
Presentation
Field
Fibre Supply
, FASTTrac − Wildcat Helicopters, Bell 212, Bambi Max and Helitank  Grid © 2010 FPInnovations. All rights
Author
Thomasson, Jim
Date
October 2012
Material Type
Presentation
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Helicopters
Mulch
Series Number
WF 9188 2012
Language
English
Abstract
Tests were performed June 11-13th at Salmon Arm. We tested (1) Latitude Technologies, IONode100-004 with a Blackcomb Aviation, Bell 205++ and a Bambi-Max bucket and (2) Absolute Tracking Solutions FASTTrac with a Bell 212 helitank from Wildcat Helicopters and a Bambi-Max bucket. We used a differential survey grade GPS for ground points, a digital flow meter for water volume. Tracking system outputs for airborne points include volume dropped, drop start, drop end (Latitude only). We did 18 drops.
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In-stand drop footprint mapping using S-61N helicopters

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8010
Author
Refai, Razim
Hsieh, Rex
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Scientist March 2021 PROJECT NUMBER: 301014177 In-stand drop footprint mapping using S-61N helicopters
Author
Refai, Razim
Hsieh, Rex
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
49 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Helicopters
Forestry
Forest fire
FPI TR
Gel
Series Number
Techncial Reports ; TR 2021 N 16
Language
English
Abstract
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s (AAF) Wildfire Management Branch recently contracted two Sikorsky S-61N heavy helicopters. Both helicopters are equipped with an external tank (max. volume 1000 U.S. gallons) and have on-board injection systems that are capable of mixing class A foams and water-enhancers. Currently, there is limited data on comparative drop footprints of foam and water-enhancers (suppressants) for these heavy helicopters. To fill this knowledge gap, AAF has asked FPInnovations to conduct drop tests in different wildland fuel environments. This study focuses on mapping the drop footprints of water, foam, and water-enhancers in black spruce stands at specific flight parameters.
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National handheld infrared scanner usage survey

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53021
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Refai, Razim
Date
February 2019
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
TG165 are suitable for use on helicopters. The agencies surveyed identified both positive features
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Refai, Razim
Date
February 2019
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
22 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Helicopters
Equipment
Forestry
Survey
FPI TR
Wildfires
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 N 32
Language
English
Abstract
Alberta Wildfire Management Aviation and Geomatics Section is interested in researching current infrared (IR) scanner technology and identifying potential next-generation IR scanners. A survey was identified as a tool for understanding the current use of IR scanners among Canadian wildfire agencies, with the intention of leveraging existing expertise. FPInnovations was tasked with conducting this survey. Nine Canadian wildfire management agencies responded to the survey. The results identified the IR scanners currently in use, their applications, and the pros and cons associated with the respective scanners.
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