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An overview of onboard computers for monitoring forestry trucks

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40720
Author
Carme, Richard
Bulley, Brian
Date
September 2005
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Carme, Richard
Bulley, Brian
Date
September 2005
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Vehicles
Time
Global positioning system (GPS)
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 6, No. 21
Language
English
Abstract
FERIC has developed considerable expertise in the use of onboard computers in forestry transportation operations. This report has been prepared in response to member requests for a concise summary of this knowledge. It presents an overview of the technology, the results of case studies, and implementation advice for those who are interested in adopting the technology.
On-board computers
Asset tracking
Vehicle monitoring
Driver monitoring
Fuel efficiency
Cycle time
GPS
Products
Characteristics
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Determination of whole-log moisture content for OSB production

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40502
Author
Ewart, Jim
Date
Februray 2001
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ewart, Jim
Date
Februray 2001
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wave lengths
Time
Strands
OSB
Oriented strandboard
Orientation
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 2, No. 2
Language
English
Abstract
The optimum moisture content of the raw logs used in the manufacturing of oriented strand board (OSB) may be defined by a minimum requirement for fibre conversion and a maximum that will limit the cost of drying the flakes. This criterion could become the mainstay of an effective raw-log purchasing and inventory management program. However, OSB manufacturers have lacked the technology for monitoring whole-log moisture content. FERIC tested several technologies and identified time domain reflectometry (TDR) as an effective means of sampling the moisture content in a large number of logs.
Time domain reflectometry (TDR)
Moisture content
Oriented strand board (OSB)
Moisture balance
Wave attenuation
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Determining log moisture using time domain reflectometry: case study results

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40627
Author
Ewart, Jim
Date
April 2003
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ewart, Jim
Date
April 2003
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Time
Logs
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 4, No. 12
Language
English
Abstract
Until recently, wood product manufacturers have lacked the appropriate technology to manage log inventories based on moisture content. The conventional oven-drying method cannot generate the required amount of data quickly. The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) has proven the effectiveness of time domain reflectometry (TDR) as an on-site, nondestructive method for generating moisture readings in standing or felled wood at any stage in the fibre supply chain. Industry implementation of TDR moisture profiling has potential to improve the cost and quality of manufactured wood products. This report summarizes the results of four case studies that address specific issues related to log moisture monitoring.
Time domain reflectometry (TDR)
Log moisture content
Log inventory management
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Effect of GPS hardware and differential correction choices on survey results

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40747
Author
Reynolds, Rick
Turcotte, Pierre
Date
December 2006
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Reynolds, Rick
Turcotte, Pierre
Date
December 2006
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Climate
WAAS
Time
Systems
Receivers
Processing
Positioning
Global positioning system (GPS)
Global positioning system (GPS)
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 7, No. 15
Language
English
Abstract
Test results are presented comparing average cross-track errors obtained in kinematic mode for three GPS receivers of different price ranges using three differential-correction methods under three kinds of forest canopies. Data was collected in all weather over a three-month period and was separated by leaf-on and leaf-off conditions. All receiver/correction configurations provided average cross-track errors suitable for most forestry applications. GPS data collection practices are probably more important than the choice of receiver or correction type.
Global positioning systems (GPS)
Differential global positioning systems (DGPS)
Forestry
Accuracy
Real-time correction services
WAAS
CDGPS
Post-processing
GPS receivers
Weather
Canopy
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Effect of process variables on waferboard properties - press time : waferboard improvement : technical report

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub38750
Contributor
Forintek Canada Corp.
Date
September 1979
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
. P . P J D TECHNICAL REPORT EFFECT OF PROCESS VARIABLES ON WAFERBOARD PROPERTIES- PRESS TIME
Contributor
Forintek Canada Corp.
Date
September 1979
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Waferboards
Variables
Time
Process variables
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Language
English
Abstract
Waferboard
Properties
Improvement
Press Time
Process Variables
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Evaluating forest road construction techniques: Redding Creek case study

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40925
Author
Matthewson, Chris
Date
June 2010
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
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Author
Matthewson, Chris
Date
June 2010
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Utilization
Time
Road construction
Roads
Productivity
Sample
Harvesting
Costs
British Columbia
Analysis
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 12, No. 4
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations studied a forest road construction operation in the southern interior of British Columbia in order to provide forest managers with current information about planning and costing. A limited comparison of an alternative construction technique in similar terrain was also conducted. This report presents the second in a series of case studies about evaluating forest road construction techniques in interior British Columbia.
Forest roads
Road construction
Cost analysis
Harvesting
Time distribution
Productivity
Costs
Utilization
Interior British Columbia.
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Forest road construction in mountainous terrain: evaluating endhauling operations - Case study no.1

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40857
Author
Bennett, Douglas M.
Date
1999
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Bennett, Douglas M.
Date
1999
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Time
Studs
Road construction
Roads
Productivity
Sample
Costs
British Columbia
Series Number
Technical Note ; TN-000290
Language
English
Abstract
In 1997, FERIC evaluated an endhauling project at a Western Forest Products Limited forest operation on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The study was the first in a series of case studies that describe forest road construction techniques in mountainous terrain, and document productivities and costs of endhauling for a range of material types and site conditions.
Forest roads
Road construction
Mountainous terrain
Endhauling
Time study
Productivity
Costs
Coastal British Columbia
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Forest road construction in mountainous terrain: evaluating endhauling operations - Case study no.2

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40460
Author
Bennett, Douglas M.
Date
June 2000
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Bennett, Douglas M.
Date
June 2000
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Time
Studs
Road construction
Roads
Productivity
Sample
Costs
British Columbia
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 1, No. 3
Language
English
Abstract
In 1997, FERIC evaluated an endhauling project at a forest operation on the east coast of Vancouver Island. The study was the second in a series of case studies that describe forest road construction techniques in mountainous terrain, and document productivities and costs of endhauling for a range of material types and site conditions.
Forest roads
Road construction
Mountainous terrain
Endhauling
Time study
Productivity
Costs
Coastal British Columbia
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Just-in-time concepts and the forest industry

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40529
Author
McMorland, Bruce
Date
June 2001
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
McMorland, Bruce
Date
June 2001
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
11 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Time
Sample
Canada
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 2, No. 29
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) studied whether Just-In-Time (JIT) concepts were being applied to log delivery procedures within the forest industry in western Canada. This report provides examples of forest companies using JIT concepts in their inventory management procedures, and identifies procedures to assist companies with implementing JIT concepts.
Just-in-time (JIT) concepts
Inventory management
Western Canada
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Planting large seedlings: preliminary studies in Quebec

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36590
Author
St-Amour, Michel
Date
October 1995
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
St-Amour, Michel
Date
October 1995
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Transport
Tools
Time
Studs
Sites
Site preparation
Seedlings
Quebec
Productivity
Preparation
Planting
Series Number
Technical Note ; TN-000228
Language
English
Abstract
Large seedlings are being planted in Quebec as an alternative to the application of herbicides. To date, several million of these large seedlings have been planted and preliminary results on their survival and growth are promising. FERIC conducted time studies on planting operations during the 1993 and 1994 seasons. Seedlings size, type of packaging and site preparation methods were the main factors that affected planter productivity.
Planting
Manual method
Large seedlings
Containerized seedlings
EXTRACTED CONTAINER STOCK
Site preparation
Seedling transportation
Planting tools
Time study
Productivity
Quebec
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