Civil engineering

GOLF COURSES

Measuring task / Goal:
Some golf courses in England measure the flatness of the „Green“ in a simple way. A special vehicle has been constructed, on which two CLINOTRONIC are mounted in a right angles to each other.

 

Both are connected to a small printer. The green is checked according to a pre-set pattern and at each measuring point, after a short stop, the inclination angles determined in the two directions are recorded and printed.

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CIVIL ENGINEERING / BRIDGE MONITORING

Measuring task / Goal:
Inclinometers are used for the long term monitoring, the measuring results of which must be collected, recorded and analysed with a corresponding software. Analysing the measured results is done using a specialised software that computes a distance deviation based on the measured angles.

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CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF AN OBJECT (e.g. RADAR), THAT IS EXPOSED TO STRONG TEMPERATURE CHANGES

Measuring task / Goal:
Precise and continuous monitoring of the inclination of the base of the radar base.

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MONITORING OF A WATER INTAKE TOWER AT A DAM

Measuring task / Goal:
The inclination of the water intake tower respectively its change shall be monitored and registered continuously. The inclination sensor is mounted stationary and shall have an excellent zero point stability. The measuring values shall be registered and evaluated in the central station of the dam at a distance of about 500m.

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MONITORING OF A HISTORICAL BUILDING

Measuring task / Goal:
The building shall be continuously monitored with inclination sensors. The measured values shall be stored on-site and be evaluated periodically off-line.

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MONITORING OF A HIGH RACK WAREHOUSE

Measuring task / Goal:
The verticality of each rack in the high rack warehouse has to be monitored permanently.

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POSITIONING OF A HEAVY PART WITH AN OVERHEAD CRANE

Measuring task / Goal:
In order to achieve the required accuracy the bending of the building respectively of the overhead crane should be measured. With the resulting values the vertical correction of the crane should be calculated .

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MONITORING OF 6 TOWERS AT A DOUBLE SLUICE

Measuring task / Goal:
Each of the six towers should be permanently monitored with suitable inclination sensors along the X- and Y-planes. The measuring values should be transmitted online to the local water authority, thus facilitating the ability to sound alarms in time.

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ZEROTRONIC SENSORS IN STRONG MAGNETIC FIELDS

Measuring task / Goal:
The user of a particle accelerator would like to accurately measure and adjust the parts of his accelerator. The strong magnetic fields allow only the use of non-magnetic material. Only instruments that are not sensitive to heavy magnetic fields can be used.

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MONITORING OF SYNCHROTRONS

Measuring task / Goal:
All girders have to be monitored continously. In order to achieve a high precision with this measuring task, an excellent long term stability of the sensors is decisive.

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CIVIL ENGINEERING / MONITORING OF VERTICAL MOVEMENTS IN NATURAL GROUND

Measuring task / Goal:
Lengths of steel pipes (3 to 5 meter long) are in the centre section equipped with inclination sensors. The steel pipes are coupled with joints allowing angular flexibility but no translations. The bus capability of ZEROTRONIC sensors allows also the data connection to be chained up, consequently only one cable is needed to connect all the inclination sensors. Prior to any excavation, a hole is driven through the predetermined area and a chain of the mentioned pipes, which covers the complete length of the area to be observed, is installed. Before excavation starts, the connected software will call the inclination of each sensor and use the value as an offset for all future values (Subtract the offset from future values). If the corrected values from all sensors are now assembled to a polygon line, the line is horizontal and straight. Any future vertical movement will show up in newly assembled polygon lines. In critical cases, the results are available on the internet to all parties involved with the construction.

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MEASURING OF THE INCLINATION OF THE ROAD SURFACE

Measuring task / Goal:
The inclination of the road has to be measured continuously during the placement of the road surface to ensure that the inclination remains within the tolerances. The measurements have to be made by road workers at various temperatures (summer and hot tar) and under difficult light conditions (ranging from very bright to very dark).

 

Remark:
Illustration shows WYLER Clinotronic Plus mounted on a device available in USA under “Accu-Slope”, Pat# 8028433

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DAM MONITORING

Measuring task / Goal:

The inclination and inclination change of a dam is monitored and put in relation to climatic conditions and fill level of the dam. The sensors are mounted permanently and have an excellent zero point stability. The measured values are evaluated in a central station about 10km ( 6 miles ) away. 

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MONITORING OF AN OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE TRIPOD DURING PLACEMENT AND ANCHORING IN THE SEA

Measuring task / Goal:
An offshore wind turbine requires a stable and exactly horizontal base. To achieve this, the tripod, on top of which a wind turbine will be mounted, has to be monitored during the whole anchoring process.

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RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION

Measuring task / Goal:

The requirements in railway construction are increasing continuously. Especially high speed tracks put very high demands on track geometry and therewith / therefore? on track construction. A tamping machine requires exact information about condition and position of the track ahead in order to be able to work precisely and efficiently.

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ALIGNMENT OF SOLAR PANELS

Measuring task / Goal:
Solar panels have to be perfectly adjusted to the sun in order to ensure best possible performance.

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