Fluidyne Inclinometers or clinometers and also called vesicular trim level indicators or pitch and roll indicator, slope gauge or gradient meter or even level gauge and as an instrument for measuring angles, slopes, tilt or roll in ships and aircrafts and also used for finding elevation or depression of an object with respect to gravity and earths’ plane. The most important application is in marine ships, submarines and aircrafts. These are mechanical instruments designed for very rugged applications. The instrument measures tilt as dynamic measurement.
Fluidyne Tube Or Ball Inclinometers (Vesicular Trim Indicators)
Fluidyne tube or ball inclinometers or tube/ball clinometers also called vesicular trim indicators are made from recessed wooden or aluminium body housing a single spirit filled curved bubble tube or an indicating ball moving in a curved tube with a stainless steel or plastic scale that indicates the tilt in degrees with ‘0’ in the centre and 0-20 degrees on either side and other scale range options up to 0-45 degrees can be supplied on request. These instruments are duly factory calibrated with master tilt gauges. Illumination can also be provided for the tube for better visibility of bubble or ball.
Fluidyne Pendulum Inclinometer
Fluidyne marine pendulum inclinometer or pendulum clinometers are instruments used for positioning ships or submarines on proper trim. The correct heel angle can be determined for appropriate location of cargo and equipment. Fluidyne inclinometers are required to be installed one each in ‘Beam Axis’ and ‘Keel Axis’ to determine the accurate adjustments of the trim angle of the ship or submarine. Illumination can also be provided for the scale and pendulum.