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Chip trailer auto-tarping-observations on two prototype systems - Part 1

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49485
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
July 2017
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
July 2017
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Injuries
Trailers
Safety
Prototypes
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2017 n.28
Language
English
Abstract
Auto tarping system has the potential to reduce tarping-related injuries. Therefore, in cooperation with the BC Bulk Haulers Injury Elimination Task Force, FPInnovations reviewed two prototype auto-tarping systems that will work on flow-through type B-trains. Initial observations for these systems were documented in this Info Note
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Éclaircie commerciale à l'aide d'une façonneuse Niab 5-15 et d'un mini-porteur prototype Fortrans

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36512
Author
Ewing, R.E.
Lirette, Jacques
Date
November 1998
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ewing, R.E.
Lirette, Jacques
Date
November 1998
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Quebec
Prototypes
Productivity
Forwarders
Pinus
Series Number
Communiqué technique ; Coupe partielle-CT-000019
Language
French
Abstract
Coupe partielle
Éclaircie commerciale
Mini-porteurs
Façonneuses
Mini-porteur prototype Fortrans
Façonneuse Niab 5-15
Productivité
Pin gris
Quebec
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Collision avoidance using radio-based warning systems

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub4099
Author
Michaelsen, Jan
Date
June 1998
Edition
40833
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Michaelsen, Jan
Date
June 1998
Edition
40833
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Trucks
Systems
Radio frequency
Prototypes
Logs
Series Number
Field Note ; Loading & Trucking-FN-000057
Language
English
Abstract
Logging trucks
COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Warning systems
RADIO-BASED SYSTEMS
Comparison
INTERTECH S.A.I.V.
TECHNOMAX D-TECH 40
PROTOTYPE FM SYSTEM
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Commercial thinning using a NIAB 5-15 processor and a Fortrans prototype mini-forwarder

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36736
Author
Ewing, Roderick H.
Lirette, Jacques
Date
October 1998
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ewing, Roderick H.
Lirette, Jacques
Date
October 1998
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Thinning
Systems
Quebec
Prototypes
Productivity
Processors
Pinus
Partial cutting
Series Number
Field Note ; Partial Cutting-FN-000019
Language
English
Abstract
Partial cutting systems
Commercial thinning
Mini forwarders
Processors
Fortrans prototype mini-forwarder
Niab 5-15 processor
Productivity
Jack pine
Quebec
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Design and evaluation of a wildfire sprinkler

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49474
Author
Campbell, Roy
Date
September 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Campbell, Roy
Date
September 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
13 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wildfires
Forest fires
Forestry
Prototypes
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.53
Language
English
Abstract
The goal of the project was to develop a new wildland fire sprinkler capable of stream-height adjustment. A Fire Cobra prototype was built base on a design from a team of University of Alberta Mechanical Engineering students. Through field tests, the prototype was inferior and would require additional modifications to become functional. A modified rainbird sprinkler was tested and it produced 8 m semi-vertical stream. The conclusions reached from the testing included that is possible to use an attachment kit to modify an existing kit sprinkler and farther engineering would be required to provide for a more streamlined kit design capable of sustaining the desired pressure ranges. Over the course of the project a new industrial sprinkler called the FireBozz was identified in the market place. The legs of FireBozz can be adjusted to change the stream angle height.
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Development of a remote control electromagnetic wire rope inspection system prototype

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36734
Author
Macey, T.
Date
September 1998
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Macey, T.
Date
September 1998
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wire
Systems
Prototypes
Logs
Cable logging
Series Number
Technical Note ; TN 276
Language
English
Abstract
A remote control wire rope inspection prototype, using establishment electromagnetic scanning technology, was developed as a method of assessing the condition of cables used in log yarding systems. This electromagnetic wire rope inspection system could result in better utilization of cable life and reduced costs associated with skyline replacement and cable changeover. This report describes the development process and the potential economic benefits of this system.
Cable logging
Cables
Cable life
INSPECTION SYSTEM
ELECTROMEGNETIC WIRE ROPE INSPECTION (EWRI)
Prototype
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Development of FERIC's self-releasing choker hook

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36665
Author
Ewart, Jim
Date
1997
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ewart, Jim
Date
1997
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Testing
Prototypes
Logs
Cable logging
Series Number
Technical Note ; TN-000254
Language
English
Abstract
An effective self-releasing choker hook should improve productivity and safety by reducing both the time to unhook in the landing and the chaser's exposure to hazard. FERIC has developed a modification to the conventional hook configuration and patented a simple, mechanical, self-releasing choker hook for cable yarding. Choker release is activated by the changing direction of pull that occurs when the operator lands the turn and begins to send the rigging back into the cutblock. Field evaluations on cable yarding operations in British Columbia, Washington State and Norway have demonstrated productivity increases exceeding 10%.
Cable logging
SELF-RELEASING CHOKERS
LATCHING
Development
Prototype
Testing
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Evaluation of an FM radio-based system for preventing collisions on forest roads

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40457
Author
Michaelsen, Jan
Date
August 2000
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Michaelsen, Jan
Date
August 2000
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Trucks
Systems
Safety
Roads
Radio frequency
Prototypes
Logs
Sample
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 1, No. 1
Language
English
Abstract
Collisions on forest roads pose a threat to other forestry workers and other travellers. To improve driver safety, FERIC designed a warning system based on FM radio that shows considerable promise. This Advantage report presents the successful results of an operational trial, and discusses implementation issues that remain to be resolved.
Logging trucks
Forest roads
Safety
Collision
Avoidance
Warning systems
Radio-based systems
Evaluation
FERIC prototype warning system
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Evaluation of prototype wood-based interior partition walls

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7508
Author
Knudson, Robert M.
Schneider, Johannes
Thomas, Tony
Date
February 2018
Edition
49823
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Knudson, Robert M.
Schneider, Johannes
Thomas, Tony
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
February 2018
Edition
49823
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Wood
Walls
Residential construction
Prototypes
Design
Series Number
Transformative Technology ; TT 2018
Language
English
Abstract
Interior partition walls for non-residential and high-rise residential construction are an US$8 billion market opportunity in Canada and the United States (Crespell and Poon, 2014). They represent 1.6 billion ft² (150 million m²) of wall area where wood currently has less than 10% market share. To approach this market a new system would be needed to compete against the incumbent system (wood/steel stud plus gypsum). The system would need to have an installed cost before finishing of approximately US$5 per ft² or lower. The system would also need to meet several code requirements for strength, sound transmission and fire resistance (flame spread and burn through). Crespell and Poon further concluded that to be truly transformative, the system would also need to address major trends impacting the building industry including reducing labor, reducing skilled labor, reducing onsite waste, reducing call-backs, and easily recyclable with low environmental impact. A likely market entry point for wood-based interior partition systems may be in taller and larger wood buildings. Work described in this report investigated the fabrication, installation, acoustic and combustion properties of prototype interior partition wall designs. Two types of non-structural prototype interior wall panels designated Type A and Type C were installed between two offices in the FPInnovations Vancouver laboratory. Wood sill plates for mounting the prototype panels were fastened to the concrete floor, sides and top of the opening between the two offices to produce a frame for mounting the test panels. Panels were fastened to the frame using dry wall screws. This same method of installation is envisioned in practice. The installation method makes it easy and fast to both install and remove the wall panels. Acoustic tests showed the difference in ASTC rating measured between a double wall composed of Type A and Type C prototype panels compared with a double wood stud wall with gypsum board faces was approximately 6 ASTC points. A 6 point difference would be clearly noticeable. Although the results of this study are largely qualitative, they suggest that the prototype interior partition panels would have an acoustic advantage compared to stud wall designs. In a related study summarized in this report, the combustion properties of three prototype interior panel constructions, including Types A and C evaluated in this report, indicated that any of the three types of partition constructions could be used in combustible construction in accordance with Division B of the National Building Code of Canada. A second related study, also summarized in this report, estimated an installed cost of US$4.07 per ft² including overhead and profit for unfinished panel partitions comparable to panel construction Type C (gypsum/OSB/wood fibre insulation) as evaluated in this study. Thus, there would appear to be potential installed and finished cost advantages for the wood-based panel partitions compared to steel or wood stud walls with gypsum faces. Other potential advantages of the prototype interior partition panels compared with the most common, currently-used systems (wood/steel stud plus gypsum) include ease and speed of installation, ease and speed of removal, design flexibility, prefabrication including pre-finishing, and easy installation of services. Based on the positive results of these exploratory studies, further development of wood-based interior partition systems including design, fabrication, installation and in-service performance would appear justified. Knowledge of the products and testing methods developed in these studies would be expected to speed further development.
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Infrared hotspot prototype construction, testing and evaluation

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7509
Author
Campbell, Roy
Ault, Ray
Hsieh, Rex
Badcock, Jamie
Ackerman, Mark
Date
April 2018
Edition
49825
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Campbell, Roy
Ault, Ray
Hsieh, Rex
Badcock, Jamie
Ackerman, Mark
Date
April 2018
Edition
49825
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Prototypes
Testing
Scanning
Wildfires
Forest fires
Fire
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2018 n. 9
Language
English
Abstract
Innovation in hotspot target equipment used for Infrared (IR) testing reduces risks and logistical challenges. This InfoNote describes the development of a new hotspot prototype for use at the IR grid in Hinton, Alberta.
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