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Rieker Instruments in Action!
Project: Ship Construction, Navigation and Safety.

Inclinometers are specialized instruments used to measure tilt, elevation, and slope for applications in a wide array of industries from forestry to manufacturing and aerospace. Among these industries is shipbuilding with two primary applications for inclinometers:
• Construction during and after ship construction
• Navigation and safety such as measuring the heel of the ship while it's at sea.
Ship Building
Inclinometers are used throughout the ship building process, including to ensure that the finalized ship is seaworthy and safe while loading. These are also used in equipment such as cranes and other heavy-lift equipment to ensure that the item being lifted is kept level. Careful placement of panels, components, and parts of the ship's structure is paramount to its structural integrity and to its ability to safely navigate the sea - inclinometers ensure that these components are kept level and precise.

Stability Testing and Navigation

The final use for inclinometers in shipbuilding is to perform a tilt test. The tilt (or inclination) test determines the ship's overall stability, including its lightship weight (the weight of the ship when all extraneous weight has been removed) and the ship's center of gravity. This test is required on all ships measuring 24 meters or longer. The inclinometer's role in an inclining test is to measure the degrees to which a ship heels when a series of weights are moved around the surface of the ship. The measurements resulting from the inclining test, which are crucial to
maintaining the ship's stability, are also used during navigation.

The measurements and readings from inclining experiments are most often used on sailboats, though other ships can make use of them. A sailboat must tilt, or heel, at a specific degree to ensure that it is sailing efficiently and an inclinometer helps the ship's crew ensure that it is doing so. Furthermore, the inclinometer will notify the ship's crew if the heel is too aggressive and the ship is in danger of capsizing. Finally, an inclinometer can be used as a navigational device by the ship's crew to determine the latitude or to determine deviation from a set course.

From manufacturing to testing, inclinometers are used in nearly every aspect of shipbuilding. These devices not only help to ensure that surfaces are free from defects and malformations but also are useful in determining center of gravity and ship weights.
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Your personalized sail boat inclinometer. Great stocking stuffer for the holiday season! Surprise the sailor in your life with a unique holiday gift. Order yours now and customize it to match your vessel's name.
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Best accuracy for an inclinometer over wide operating temperatures - made in the US, in-stock, buy online today.
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These trucks carry huge wind turbine blades...
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Rieker Inc. - Tilt Sensing Solutions represented inclinometers at this show...click through the slide show to see our sensors (11 slides)
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Rieker Rugged and Reliable Tilt Sensors & Switches provide early warning alerts (both audible and visual) to help secure a safer working environment.
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Safer operation of bucket trucks includes proper training from set-up to extension, including installation of an inclinometer or slope indicator - Rieker's 2045-05 visual reference for safe operating conditions - which allows compliance for OSHA and ANSI standards for tip over prevention, saving equipment and most importantly injury or death.
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Rieker All-weather Boom Angle Indicators keep Manitou's material handler operators in safe operation http://buff.ly/2rAYuWX…/Mechanical-Boom-Angle-4120.htm
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