M2P inflatable overhead protection systems

M2P Engineering’s overhead protection system (OPS) provides a cost effective solution to solving overhead hazards within the mining industry.

M2P Engineering offers Australian made Inflatable Overhead Protection Systems (OPS) which are the safest, most efficient and cost-effective form of overhead protection for personnel and infrastructure available today.

These inflatable solutions can be installed and commissioned in under an hour using available site air – OPS will save you time.

Case studies have shown customers achieving huge savings in cost, time and labour through implementing the M2P OPS during maintenance, shutdowns and general operations that require overhead protection for their workers.

The time savings involved have also allowed these customers to increase overall production allowing improved profitability.

M2P’s OPS is installed before personnel enter an open space, mitigating the risk of objects falling into work areas.

The OPS can also be safely monitored via M2P’s auto alarm systems, further increasing the safety of personnel working in the vicinity.

Specifically designed to suit onsite requirements, in the following situations:

  • Ore passes
  • Ore bins
  • Shafts
  • Crusher Bowls
  • Crusher Pockets
  • Chutes
  • Refractory
  • Roasters
  • Furnaces
  • Kilns
  • Calciners
  • Any vessel, restricted or confined space where there is a risk of debris falling onto personnel, plant, equipment or controlled areas.

OPS are designed to apply pressure/force to all surfaces contacted. This pressure prevents objects from dislodging or falling.

Compared with existing alternatives such as rigid scaffolding/pentice and nets, M2P’s OPS improve safety and increase productivity by reducing installation time and actually preventing objects from dislodging/falling.

The OPS can also operate in a modular system where multiple OPS units can be connected in tandem with connection straps.

This allows individual modules to be disconnected individually as work proceeds up the designated area allowing safety to be maintained during all stages of the operation.

A modular OPS system also increases the reusability of the OPS system where module combinations can be changed to suit the length of the ore pass the system could be used in meaning one system can suit multiple ore passes.

M2P also provide auto alarm systems with wireless connectivity for use with the OPS systems.

These auto alarm systems provide feedback to all operators in the area regarding operating pressures and will alert the personnel if there is a situation with low or high pressure outside of the operating range.

This reduces the need for a manned sentry to monitor operating pressures during operation.

The OPS can also be inflated and then disconnected from a sustained airline in situations where the object that the OPS deployed may need to be relocated.

This can be achieved safely by connecting the auto alarm system Bluetooth module to the OPS to continue to monitor the internal pressure with a 50m range between the alarm system and the OPS.

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