Peter Carter

Peter Carter
Fibre-gen · Management and Sales

BForSc (Canterbury), MTM (Waikato)

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June 2006 - present
Fibre-gen Limited
Position
  • Chief Executive
Description
  • 2006 to current Director and Chief Executive Fibre-gen Ltd Management, sales and marketing, finance, product development, R&D and IP management for HITMAN product range. 1998 to 2006 Manager Technology Commercialisation CHH Fibre Solutions
Education
January 1992 - March 1998
The University of Waikato
Field of study
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Publications (13)
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Nondestructive testing (NDT) of wood products, such as lumber and veneer, for stiffness and strength evaluation has been proven and commercialized for many years. The NDT concept has been extended and commercialized in the Director HM-200™ tool for testing logs in advance of processing so manufacturers can make more informed log purchases and bette...
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Reductions in Pinus radiata D. Don. (radiata pine) clearfell age have increased the juvenile wood proportion in sawlogs, increasing the need to segregate low modulus of elasticity (MOE) material early in the supply chain to avoid the costly processing of low-value, non-structural boards. In Australian radiata pine plantations, variability in MOE is...
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This study investigates how the use of a Hitman ST300 acoustic sensor can help identify the best forest stands to be used as supply sources for the production of Machine Stress-Rated (MSR) lumber. Using two piezoelectric sensors, the ST300 measures the velocity of a mechanical wave induced in a standing tree. Measurements were made on 333 black spr...
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Engineered wood products for structural use must meet minimum strength and stiffness criteria. This represents a major challenge for the industry as the mechanical properties of the wood resource are inherently variable. We report on a case study that was conducted in a laminated veneer lumber (LVL) mill in order to test the potential of an acousti...
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A method and apparatus for measuring the quality of live, standing timber employs deep-set spike probes angled to create a longitudinal compression wave. Alignment tools and isolation of the probes provide an improved signal, automated detection of probe separation and amplitude-independent pulse discrimination process ensure higher reliability and...
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Acoustic velocity was measured with a time-of-flight method on approximately 50 trees in each of five plots from four test sites of a Douglas-fir (Pseudostuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) thinning trial. The test sites reflect two age classes, 33 to 35 and 48 to 50 years, with 50-year site index ranging from 35 to 50 m. The acoustic velocity distribut...
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A remarkable effort has been made toward developing robust nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies capable of predicting the intrinsic wood properties of individual trees, stems, logs, and assessing the value of stands and forests. Such technologies can help foresters make efficient management decisions, grow higher quality wood, and lead to g...
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Acoustic wave velocities in standing trees or live softwood species were measured by the time-of-flight (TOF) method. Tree velocities were compared with acoustic velocities measured in corresponding butt logs through a resonance acoustic method. The experimental data showed a skewed relationship between tree and log acoustic measurements. For most...
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Acoustic tools such as the Director HM200 are able to sort logs and boards according to their intrinsic stiffness. Here, some uses of such tools are demonstrated. First, six logs are analyzed before sawing into cants and individual boards. Second, the same approach is reconsidered from basic principles, emphasizing the variety of investigative proj...
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This paper presents some research results from recent trial studies on measuring acoustic velocities on standing trees of five softwood species. The relationships between tree velocities measured by time­ of-flight method and log velocities measured by resonance method were evaluated. Theoretical and empirical models were developed for adjusting ob...
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Supply of clear, unstained logs from an export country is important economically as well as in reducing the biosecurity risk to an importing country such as Japan. Although conditions found within the holds of ships containing logs are thought to be ideal for rapid colonization of sapstain fungi, no research has been conducted. Research-focussed lo...

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Ongoing development and improvement of Hitman acoustic hand tools for the assessment of stiffness in standing forest trees and harvested logs, and their mechanised equivalents.