ELECTROWELDED MESH

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ELECTROWELDED MESH

The Electro-welded mesh is a type of safety material used in underground mining to protect workers from possible rockfalls or mineral fragments. It is made of high tensile steel wire and is attached to the walls and ceilings of underground excavations to provide a protective barrier that prevents falling rock and ore fragments striking workers.

In addition, the electro-welded mesh also helps to stabilize the excavation area and prevent rock collapse. Welded mesh is installed in sections and attached to the walls and ceilings of the excavation with staples or steel nails.

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FIELDS OF APPLICATION

The electro welded mesh is an important tool in the mining industry and has several fields of application in mining, including:

Protection and security

The electrowelded mesh is used to protect workers from falling rocks and mineral fragments in tunnels and underground excavations.

Tunnel reinforcement

The electrowelded mesh is used to stabilize the rock and prevent the collapse of tunnels and underground galleries.

Fragmentation control

The electrowelded mesh is used to control the fragmentation of rock in underground excavations.

Ventilation control

The electrowelded mesh is also used to control the airflow in underground mines and improve ventilation.

Slope support

The electrowelded mesh is used to stabilize slopes and prevent landslides in open-pit mines.

TECHNICAL PROPERTIES

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ADVANTAGES OF ITS USE

The use of electrowelded mesh in mining operations, both underground and open pit, has several advantages, among which the following stand out:

Worker protection

The electrowelded mesh is an important safety tool that protects workers from falling rocks and mineral fragments in underground excavations or open-pit operations.

Improves excavation stability

The electrowelded mesh improves the stability of underground excavations and prevents rock collapse, which in turn reduces the risk of accidents and increases productivity.

Fragmentation control

The electrowelded mesh is used to control rock fragmentation in underground excavations, which reduces the generation of fine particles and improves the efficiency of the mineral extraction process.

Ventilation control

The electrowelded mesh is also used to control the airflow in underground mines and improve ventilation, which reduces the risks of suffocation or respiratory illnesses in workers.

Costs reduction

The use of mesh can reduce costs associated with stabilizing and supporting excavations, as it provides a more efficient and cost-effective solution than other stabilization methods.

INSTALLATION PROCESS

The process of installing electrowelded mesh in underground mining generally involves the following steps:

  1. Before installing the electrowelded mesh, the work area must be prepared, which includes removing any loose material or rock fragments that may fall on the workers.
  2. The electrowelded mesh is measured and cut into sections that fit the shape and size of the excavation.
  3. The electrowelded mesh is secured to the wall or ceiling of the excavation using staples or steel nails that are inserted into the rock.
  4. The sections of the electrowelded mesh are joined together using hooks or rings to form a continuous structure.
  5. Once the electrowelded mesh is installed, a safety inspection is carried out to verify that it is properly secured and joined, without cracks or breaks, before allowing workers to enter.