Peter de Bruijn (Lead)
Montane Forest Management
ICL Performance Products, Thermo-gel, Waterax,
The main objective of this project was to test a potential method for evaluating gel effectiveness on vertical surfaces under wildfire conditions. Researchers wanted to determine whether cubes constructed with T1-11 plywood siding could be successfully used for gel application and then subjected to a high intensity crown fire. A secondary objective was to obtain a basic understanding of how long water-enhancing gels, applied to vertical surfaces, would remain effective as a barrier to fire ignition.