Published: May 28, 2017 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Inclinometer Mean?

An inclinometer, as the name suggests, is a device used to measure the inclination, slope or tilt of an object. The inclination can be measured in degrees or by a percentage with respect to gravity. Inclinometers are used to determine the slope gradient while undertaking boring operations like micro-tunneling or drilling.


Trenchlesspedia Explains Inclinometer

Inclinometers are a type of settlement monitoring device. They work by measuring changes in inclination of the ground in which the project is to be undertaken. They can be installed vertically in order to monitor any movement in the embankment or to monitor the cut slope. They can also be installed horizontally to monitor settlement of the soil above the spot where a tunnel or a bore is being dug. The results obtained by Inclinometers near drilling operations can prevent potential financial losses and damage to machinery by either changing the course of the drill through more stable soil or allowing for fortifying the damaged portion before drilling is continued. Inclinometers are especially useful in sensitive project sites.


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