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Injury reduction and performance enhancements in tree planters: productivity and quality analysis

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Author
Stjernberg, Ernst
Date
April 2003
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Stjernberg, Ernst
Date
April 2003
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
16 p
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Trees
Plantations
Reduction
Quality control
Qualitative analysis
Productivity
Performance
Injuries
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 4, No. 11
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) participated in a study involving injury reduction and performance enhancement for tree planters. The tree planters were assigned one of three treatments: consuming a placebo drink supplement, consuming an electrolyte carbohydrate beverage as a drink supplement, or following a physical training regimen for eight weeks prior to the planting season. FERIC determined the productivity and the quality of planting for planters working in the different treatment groups, and also determined if other factors, including experience, gender, time of day, and terrain conditions, influenced the results.
Tree planters
Productivity
Injury reduction
Performance enhancement
Quality
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Managing forest fuels for community protection in the interior of British Columbia: productivities and costs of thinning from below

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36817
Author
Mitchell, Janet L.
Date
October 2007
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mitchell, Janet L.
Date
October 2007
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Thinning
Reduction
Sample
Harvesting
British Columbia
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 9, No. 4
Language
English
Abstract
To reduce the potential occurrence and effects of a wildfire in a stand adjacent to a residential subdivision in the interior of British Columbia, the University of British Columbia’s Alex Fraser Research Forest aimed to reduce forest fuels within the stand by thinning from below, skidding as much debris to the landing as possible, and then piling the remaining debris for burning. Feric, a division of FPInnovations, monitored the falling and skidding phases and a test piling operation in the winter of 2005, and determined the costs and productivities of these activities.
Thinning
Fuel loading
Harvesting
Urban–forest interface
Interior British Columbia
Fuel reduction
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Producing better-quality, low-cost waferboard

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub38554
Author
Shen, K.C.
Calvé, Louis R.
Date
January 1981
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Shen, K.C.
Calvé, Louis R.
Date
January 1981
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
18 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Waferboards
Reduction
Quality control
Qualitative analysis
Costs
Series Number
Forestry Canada no. 42
E-1565
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Language
English
Abstract
Overall properties of poplar waferboard can be considerably upgraded by the massive use of an inexpensive resin binder derived from ammonium-based sulphite liquor (SSL). Further improvement on waferboard quality can be achieved by the combination of higher resin content and thinner wafers. Low-density waferboard also can be produced to meet CSA 0188 requirements by using aligned wafers. This inexpensive SSL binder, however, requires a longer press time and prefers a higher platen temperature to cure. A new waferboard plant, designed and built to fully exploit both technical and economical advantages of this binder system, would be ideal. For some exising waferboard plants it may be necessary to slightly modify their production line in order to adopt this new binder system. Great savings on resin cost can be realized by substituting the expensive petrochemical-based phenolic resin with the renewable and inexpensive sulphite liquor binder. Economically and technically speaking it is entirely possible to produce a new type of better waferboard at a lower cost.
Waferboard - Manufacture
Quality control
Cost reduction
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Réduire la consommation de carburant des débardeurs à grappin

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49404
Author
Rittich, Cameron
Date
March 2017
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Rittich, Cameron
Date
March 2017
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Fuel
Costs
Skidders
Reduction
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2017 n.7 F
Language
English
Abstract
Le carburant est une composante importante des coûts de fonctionnement des machines hors route. Afin de trouver des moyens de réduire la consommation de carburant de la machine, de courts essais opérationnels ont été menés pour déterminer l'effet de la hauteur de la charge, ou la hauteur du grappin, et la qualité de la route sur la consommation de carburant. Dans ce rapport, les résultats de l'essai sur le terrain sont présentés et les étapes pour une mise en œuvre réussie sont discutées.
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Reducing skidder fuel consumption

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Author
Rittich, Cameron
Date
March 2017
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Rittich, Cameron
Date
March 2017
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Fuel
Costs
Skidders
Reduction
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2017 n.7
Language
English
Abstract
Fuel is a major expense component of operating off-road machines, so finding ways to reduce machine fuel consumption can affect overall machine operating cost. FPInnovations measured the effect that a 5% change in grade had on the fuel consumption of a skidder, and also compared the fuel consumption of the skidder when its grapple carried the loads at various heights. Analysis of the test results allowed FPInnovations to recommend several fuel-saving practices that machine owners can utilize to optimize machine performance.
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Reduction of sawdust in sawmill operations : thin-kerf, twin-circular guided headsaw pilot project : final report

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub41771
Author
Kostiuk, Alan P.
Pleau, J.H.
Date
October 1994
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
4R4 REDUCTION OF SAWDUST IN SAWMILL OPERATIONS Thin-Kerf, Twin-Circular Guided Headsaw Pilot
Author
Kostiuk, Alan P.
Pleau, J.H.
Contributor
Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy
Date
October 1994
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
7 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Saws
Saw mills
Kerf
Saw dust
Reduction
Operations
Series Number
E-2959
Location
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Sawmill operations
Sawdust reduction
Thin-kerf circular headsaws
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Technologies to reduce energy consumption of lumber drying operations

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Author
Oliveira, Luiz C.
Lazarescu, Ciprian
Star, Phil
Date
March 2015
Edition
52671
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
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, a significant reduction in electrical consumption. Although site-specific schedules have been developed
Author
Oliveira, Luiz C.
Lazarescu, Ciprian
Star, Phil
Date
March 2015
Edition
52671
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Drying
Lumber
Energy
Reduction
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
According to the last forecasts released by BC Hydro, in 20 years the demand for electricity in B.C. will increase about 40%. A typical sawmill in Canada has between 4 and 8 kilns which operate on a constant basis throughout the year. Each kiln dries on average about 16 to 20 kiln charges per month and every kiln charge is on average 250 Mfbm of lumber (based on 2-inch thickness). A typical crossshaft kiln is equipped with fifteen 25 hp motors (approximately 18 kW) so the total installed power per kiln is about 270 kW. Kilns operate an average of 660 hours per month. Thus, mills with drying operations such as in the example above will consume a significant amount of electricity to dry their required production.
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Author
Hsu, W.H.E.
Date
April 1988
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
gradually reduced. A reduction of wax content has also been considered or implemented by many waferboard
Author
Hsu, W.H.E.
Date
April 1988
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
30 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Waxes
Water absorption
Water
Waferboards
Thickness
Swelling
Reduction
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Language
English
Abstract
Waferboard
Waxes
Water absorption
Thickness swelling - Reduction
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