Diagnosis of Vale Dry Ore Storage 2 | Indonesia
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PT Vale Indonesia Tbk operates two dry ore storage at its Sorowako Process Plant – Dry Ore Storage 1 (DOS #1) and Dry Ore Storage 2 (DOS #2). Both facilities were built at the time of plant set-up in the 1970s. They consist of glue-laminated timber arch structures with timber purlins, clad with profile metal sheeting.
The DOS #2 has suffered a deterioration of its structure caused by environmental and operational activities.
Prior to the design of the repair & protection works, the diagnosis aimed to provide an up-to-date overview of the condition of the glulam timber structures inluding:
- defects type, severity and extent, pictures and mapping using DigitalSite
- wood specie and strength class identification
- wood hardness and humidity conditions
- overview of the quality and condition of the connections, secondary elements and the structure