Easy Connect (EC) Inclinometer Casing
Soil Instruments unique Easy Connect (EC) Inclinometer Casing is specially designed for inclinometer test systems which are typically installed in boreholes. However, its versatility renders it suitable for use in landfills, cast to concrete or attached to structures.
EC (Easy Connect) Casing is an ABS inclinometer casing manufactured in 3m lengths using advanced extrusion techniques, resulting in an accurate groove proﬁle with precise keyways formed at 90° into the internal surface. This allows for the accurate orientation of inclinometer probes and IPIs.
Designed to replace traditional inclinometer casing, EC Casing is both faster and easier to install, with no rivets, tape or glue required. Just push together and the joint is made.
EC Casing can be extended or jointed at any point along its length; telescoping couplings are also available to cope with signiﬁcant settlement or heave.
Each order of EC Casing comes with a laminated installation guide.
- Push ﬁt, faster and easier to install than standard inclinometer casing
- Reliable joints; a machined slot ensures consistent keyway alignment
- Watertight; an ‘O’ ring on each seal prevents ingress of water or grout
- Deep, tight groove proﬁle ensures accurate data
- Joints tested against pull apart, collapse and twist forces
- Manufactured from virgin ABS
- Requires no rivets, tape or glue
- Savings in installation time signiﬁcantly reduces labour cost and drill rig standby charges
- Can be used in conjunction with magnetic extensometers to form a combined inclinometer/extensometer
EC Casing has been extensively tested to ensure that the machined joint is strong and resists the ingress of water and grout.
You can use EC Casing in boreholes; embed it into fill material, cast it into concrete or attach it to structures. The casing moves with the ground, material or structural movement and provides inclination information over an extended period of time.
Use inclinometer systems to measure lateral movement in the ground or in a structure. They are useful for determining the depth, direction, magnitude, and also rate of movement.
For example, they can be used to ascertain the stability of retaining walls by measuring bending androtation in the retaining wall. They can also reveal ground movement that could aﬀect other buildings. Inclinometer systems can also be used to detect movement in the downstream and upstream side of dams and to deﬁne shear zones in the foundations of concrete faced dams.
Use measurements of recorded movement to check that the deﬂections are within the design assumptions. Continue monitoring to establish any long term eﬀects after works have ﬁnished.
Use inclinometer casing in boreholes, embedded in ﬁll material, cast into concrete or attached to structures for the following typical applications:
- Detecting slope failures and landslides
- Determining shear and slip zones
- Monitoring diaphragm or sheet pile walls
- Monitoring bending in piles
- Verifying design assumptions and finite element analysis
- Long term monitoring purposes
- Monitoring the performance of struts and ground anchors
- Monitoring dams
- Detecting and recording ground movement due to tunnelling operations
- Monitoring retaining walls.