How to Get Tilt Reading from Beneath the Water

How To Get Tilt Reading From Beneath The Water

You’ve been hired to maintain an iconic bridge that thousands of people need to cross every day. You’ll need to be able to track its stability using precise instruments that will have to be plunged into the water but still provide effective readings. You need submersible tiltmeters.

Submersible Tiltmeters in Shallow Water

For inland structures such as a bridge or a dam, you won’t need a heavy-duty tiltmeter to get the job done. A lightweight, submersible unit such as the 820 series can be planted down at the base of a structure to provide those must-have readings from the hardest places to reach.

Submersible Tiltmeters in Deep Water

When you’re looking at a 2,000-meter dive into the ocean to test and measure the stability and performance of a structure such as an oil rig, a heavy-duty instrument is an answer. DeepWater tiltmeters come in rugged housing and can be bolted to deep underwater structures for precise structural feedback.

Undersea geophysical studies such as volcanic activity and fault lines can be monitored with a Lily borehole tiltmeter. NOAA has been using one to monitor the activity of an undersea volcano.

Most landscapes subtly change over time and engineers need to account for this when building and maintaining vital infrastructure. Most tiltmeters are designed to stay dry, but there are submersible tiltmeters intended for shallow freshwater or extreme offshore depths. Looking for more information or a custom tiltmeter? Contact us.

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