REVERSE ENGINEERING //

 

 

Client:
PETROBRAS
Argentina. Buenos Aires. Campana. Industrial Plant.
Reverse Engineering Sulfur Fusion Concrete Sink.



REVERSE ENGINEERING (RE): Is the process of taking a product or service apart analyzing its working in detail, usually with the intention to construct a new device or program, that do the same thing withouth copying anything from the original.

The RE is used to investigate ideas, origin, ways, forms, technologies, raw materials, processes, programs, causes, etc.

RE is used in intelligence industrial and military uses.

RE is used for mechanical components, civil, electrical, piping etc.

RE concept also is applied in software products or business research the paradigm is extendendes to social , bio, political and human sciences.

The idea is to reach the essencial shape of a component with scrutiny completely and accurately.

The RE is used to analyzed how competitors product works,what it does, who manufactures, what components it consists of, estimate costs, identify potential. Etc.

The RE involves deconstructing an analyzing products.

Value Engineering: is a related field with RE but oriented to find opportunities for costs cutting.
 

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Thermical digital image showing temperatures over 80C in the external concrete face.
The heat is high in the basement , the condensed water keep the temperature .
The central wall could not drive away the inner heat and change the physical and chemical conditions of the iron and concrete components.
 

 
General view of the fusion sulfur concrete external tank . The tank is closed with an alumimium roofing system. West side showing the pipings connections.

 
North  West side showing corrosion signs of dripping  internal  liquid solutions crossing the concrete tank walls.

 
North Side showing overflows of sulfur raw materials and mixed combination phenomenons sticked in the walls.

 
Concrete pin hole done during the wall  cast construction. The concrete plug failed and permit the internal condensed  liquid bleeding.

 

Concrete fissure in the tank walls. Temperatures reaching 70C in the external face contribute to thermical fissurement.

Interior acid and temperature  isolation failed.

 

Top view of the border of the sulfur tank showing the antiacid brick and thermal plate isolations.


 

The knife show fissures between the termal isolation and the concrete wall.

Condensed water contained in the sulfur raw material  drop as water in the inner space of the two walls.

Humidity change the physical conditions and rise the temperature for the iron and concrete work with Cirsoc specifications.

 

The internal atiacid bricks show fissures between them.

The mechanic clearing method used  was incorrect and increase microfissures.

 
Other view of the sulfur raw material sticked in the antiacid internal wall removed by an incorrect mechanical and vibration method.