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SM2 Initiative. Develop a drying simulation and optimization tool - FPDrySim, project

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub10160
Author
Gendron, Samuel
Date
October 2022
Material Type
Audiovisual
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization

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Author
Gendron, Samuel
Date
October 2022
Material Type
Audiovisual
Physical Description
Video ; 01:25:05 min
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
SM2 Initiative
Drying
Computer simulation
Kilns
Operations
Series Number
SM2 Initiative 2022
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Several models reference drying processes in a Qubec context, but none is able to adequately predict the characteristics of an entire drying batch leaving a typical industrial kiln Objectives of the project within the SM2 Initiative: Reduce the learning curve for new kiln operators ; Remote diagnostic tool using a module to connect to the plant ; Improve basic drying prediction models ; Impartial optimization tool for the overall process
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An exploration of internal decision support tools used in forest operations

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Author
Refai, Razim
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
....................................................................................................................................... 9 List of figures Figure 1. A simplified example of information flow in a DSS simulation
Author
Refai, Razim
Contributor
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF)
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Computer software
Operations
Harvesting systems
Simulation
Computer simulation
Series Number
Wildfire 9334 2021
PROJECT NUMBER: 301012718
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations Forestry group has developed a variety of computer-based systems or tools to aid forestry practitioners with decision making in harvest operations. These information systems, aptly called Decision Support Systems (DSS), allow the simulation of operational decisions using software applications. With these simulations, the outcomes of operational decisions can be promptly forecasted. DSSs thus allow users to compare the feasibility and economic value of different potential operational decisions.
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Streambed simulation: monitoring and maintaining a fish-friendly culvert crossing. A practical guide for forest and resource workers

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52999
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Date
December 2019
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Fibre Supply
to assess a structure’s adequacy to provide fish and aquatic passage. A successful streambed simulation
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Contributor
BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Date
December 2019
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Simulation
Stream
Fishes
Water
Culverts
Series Number
Streambed Simulation Culvert ; 4th
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations prepared this guide to provide forest and resource workers with information on maintaining and monitoring streambed simulation in closed-bottom structures for fish streams. This pamphlet is the fourth in a series. 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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Streambed simulation: fish management, water control, and culvert installation for closed-bottom stream crossings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52778
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Date
December 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Streambed Simulation: Fish Management, Water Control, and Culvert Installation for Closed-Bottom
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
Fishes
Water
Culverts
Series Number
Streambed Simulation Culvert ; 2nd
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations prepared this guide to provide forest and resource workers with information on culvert installations, including fish salvage and dewatering considerations for streambed simulation in closed-bottom structures for fish streams. This pamphlet is the second in a series; other important considerations presented in this series for the successful implementation of a streambed simulation culvert include planning and design, streambed material/construction, 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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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
Streambed Simulation: Streambed Construction, Infill Methods, and Rewatering for Closed-Bottom
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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Continuous drying of softwood dimension lumber (progress report)

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52785
Author
Lazarescu, Ciprian
Oliveira, Luiz C.
Date
October 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
on drying rates and moisture content. 3 Approach The approach will be as follows: • Carry out simulation
Author
Lazarescu, Ciprian
Oliveira, Luiz C.
Date
October 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
22 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Drying
Lumber
Softwoods
Testing
Simulation
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Continuous drying is still in its relatively early stages and mills are currently dealing with process adjustments to obtain desired throughput and quality of the final product. Field measurement carried out in 2015-16 illustrated a number of opportunities for process optimization involving each of the three main stages of current continuous kilns. Simulations of industrial continuous drying at laboratory level performed in 2016-17 were successful and allowed the evaluation of each of the drying stages to be fully characterized (lumber temperatures, drying schedule conditions of dry and wet bulb temperatures). Thus, different drying schedules provided an excellent opportunity to examine the impact of schedule conditions on drying defects, drying rates and kiln residence times. The main objectives of the project for 2017-18 were to simulate continuous drying in laboratory conditions for different products, products mix, species and green sort groups. In addition, a detailed evaluation of potential technologies was carried out to explore the concept of dynamically adjusting speed (push rates), based on drying rates and moisture content. Piecewise regression was used to identify the optimum push rate and suggest design modifications of continuous kilns. This method proved to be efficient in identifying potential reductions in drying time for different sorts of sprue/pine (SP) lumber without compromising the quality of the final product. Simulations also allowed identifying the push rate of 2 feet/h to satisfactorily dry green hem-fir 2-inch lumber. Initial tests showed that mid-sort sub-alpine (moisture content below approximately 70%) could not be mixed with wet sort SP in a continuous kiln operating at push rate of 4.2 feet/hr because only 73% of the sub-alpine sort dried below 21%. Decreases in push rate will reduce the percentage of sub-alpine fir wets but will also increase the amount of over-dried lumber. Changes in kiln configuration may reduce the drying time but increase the percentage of over-dried lumber. The results indicated that additional laboratory tests are required to develop drying schedules and temperature profiles in the main drying zone of continuous kilns, drying times and final moisture content distribution.
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Robocut: Le meilleur ami du sylviculteur

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Author
Mercier, Guyta
Lussier, Jean-Martin
Date
2018
Material Type
Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Lussier, Jean-Martin
Date
2018
Material Type
Report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Software
Simulation
Commercial thinning
Outil d'aide à la décision
Logiciel
Simulateur
Coupes partielles
Coupes progressives
Eclaircies commerciales
Directives à l'opérateur
Méthode 1-2-3
Sélection de tiges
Règles de coupes
Largeur sentiers
Series Number
OT 270
Language
French
Abstract
RoboCUT is much more than a word game to attract attention. It is a decision support tool that makes sense when the time comes to prescribe a partial cut. Developed by the Canadian Wood (CWFC), it allows you to test different cutting rules before implementing them and to choose the one that will give the best results.
Abstract
RoboCUT c’est beaucoup plus qu’un jeu de mots pour attirer l’attention. Il s’agit d’un outil d’aide à la décision qui prend tout son sens quand vient le temps de prescrire une coupe partielle. Développé par le Centre canadien sur la fibre de bois (CCFB), il permet de tester différentes règles de coupe avant leur mise en œuvre et de choisir celle qui donnera les résultats souhaités
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Stream simulation: planning and design for closed-bottom structures for fish streams

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52673
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Date
July 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Stream Simulation: Planning and Design for Closed-Bottom Structures for Fish Streams A PRACTICAL
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Contributor
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Ecosystem Conservation Section, Ministry of Environment
Date
July 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Planning
Simulation
Stream
Design
Fishes
Series Number
Streambed Simulation Culvert ; 1st
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations prepared this guide to provide forest and resource workers with information on the planning and design considerations for streambed simulation in closed-bottom structures for fish streams. Other important considerations that are key to the successful implementation of a streambed simulation culvert include structure installation, streambed material, and monitoring. These subjects will be covered in future guides. 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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Log yards and sort yards of the future: development and evaluation of a simulation model

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Author
Monbourquette, Vincent
Nadimi, Fattane
Ristea, Catalin
Date
March 2017
Edition
49453
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Log Yards and Sort Yards of the Future: Development and Evaluation of a Simulation Model Technical
Author
Monbourquette, Vincent
Nadimi, Fattane
Ristea, Catalin
Date
March 2017
Edition
49453
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Simulation
Models
Logs
Sorting
Productivity
Sortyards
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.43
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations has developed a simulation based decision support tool to help log and sort yard managers quickly evaluate and quantify the impact of changes in the yard operation in a virtual framework. Some examples of changes that could be evaluated by the model include changes in the infrastructure, yard layout, machine combination, and yard throughput. The tool was tested and validated in a coastal log and sort yard, and is customizable to log and sort yards with similar operation. In this report, the model, its capabilities, and results from the test site are presented.
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Author
Volpé, Sylvain
Date
May 2011
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
, BiOS, Computer software, Models and simulation, Biomass, Costs, Fiber supply, Energy efficiency, Cost
Author
Volpé, Sylvain
Date
May 2011
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Simulation
Operations
Logs
Biomass
Analysis
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 13, No. 1
Language
English
Abstract
The BiOS (Biomass Opportunity and Supply) module in FPInterface is a tool for spatially evaluating available volumes and recovery costs of forest-origin biomass from a provided timber harvest area.
FPSuite
FPInterface
BiOS
Logiciels
Modèles et simulation
Biomasse
Coûts
Approvisionnement de fibre
Analyse économique
Opérations forestières
Abstract
Le module BiOS (Biomass Opportunity and Supply) de FPInterface permet d'évaluer spatialement les volumes disponibles et les coûts d'approvisionnement de la biomasse d'origine forestière provenant d'un territoire de coupe donné.
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