Harmac Pacific – Chip Pile Assessment

Harmac Pacific operates a Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) pulp mill near Nanaimo, BC. The mill produces high-quality pulps from custom blends of Douglas fir, western hemlock, balsam fir, interior SPF, and western red cedar.

Harmac required volume analysis of wood chips used in pulp production. Conventional survey methods are dangerous, time-consuming, and often result in inaccuracies due to the regular change in pile size.

By employing UAV technology for chip pile volume calculations, CRM addressed the issues with conventional survey methods. Remote sensing removed dangers as ground crews kept their distance from the piles.

CRM provided comprehensive drone services with no disruptions to the daily operations and delivered Harmac Pacific with accurate statistical reports and geographically correct orthoimagery.