Course Syllabus

This course will help you make the most of your inclinometer program. It covers the basics and then introduces visual techniques for improving the accuracy of your inclinometer results. The techniques were developed by Erik Mikkelsen, who has worked with inclinometers for more than 30 years. Attendees learn:

  • How to use the seven types of inclinometer plots.
  • How to achieve first-order accuracy with inclinometers.
  • How to identify and correct systematic errors.
  • How to minimize the potential for error.

The general syllabus is presented below. The syllabus may vary slightly depending on the needs of the attendees. We've also posted sample chapters from the course booklet to give you a more detailed look at the course contents. If you're interested, take a look at the course schedule .

Digitilt Classic Inclinometer System
Inclinometer Basics

Overview of inclinometer systems

From tilt measurements to plots

Data Reduction

Reading units

Lateral deviation

Eliminating probe bias

Understanding checksums

Inclinometer Graphs

Presentation graphs

Diagnostic graphs

Scaling of graphs

Accuracy and Error

Inclinometer accuracy

Sources of error

Random vs systematic error

Identifying and Correcting Systematic Errors

Bias-shift errors

Rotation errors

Depth errors

Installing of Inclinometer Casing

Casing requirements

Borehole requirements

Installation requirements