Airport WindsocksDetects wind below 1 mile per hour. Windsock Evacuation & Workplace Safety
A 3 MPH wind means a toxic gas can travel 264 feet in 1 minute!* Ordinary windsocks cannot detect low wind movement, only the Wind Tracker™ Windsock System can.
- Windsock set
- Telescoping fiberglass Wonder Pole®
- Retracts to 59″ up to 16′ instantly
- Mounts atop structures, fences, sidings, vehicles and in-ground
- Non-conductive, FR rated
- Made In The USA.
Item# windtracker416-(select color)
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The only windsock system that can detect low and high wind direction, speed, and wind shear!
- Portable Windsocks
- Atop Structures
- Custom Windsocks
Windsocks For Safety & Evacuation
- Windsock Shows Wind Below 1 Mile Per Hour!
- Visibility Up To 1/4 Mile Away.
- Field Tested Airport Windsock
- Maintenance Free – No Assembly
- Fits Existing Windsock Poles.
- OSHA Approved Windsock Colors
- Made In The USA.
New Improved Airport Windsock.
Detects Low Wind Speed and Direction:
Windsock system animates the wind at or below 1 mile per hour. Ordinary airport windsocks were not designed for today’s modern commercial use.
Reliable Workplace Safety:
A reliable safety windsock system needs to demonstrate the wind movements, direction, and speed to be effective. Old style airport windsock hangs limp unable to demonstrate the direction or speed of the wind.
Contamination & Drift Control:
Accuracy of speed and direction low winds is critical. Liability associated with offsite contamination is becoming a big issue in farming, landfills, and other industries located near schools, hospitals, etc.
The best wind indicator there is, nothing comes close to this wind flag, I will always get this product from now on .Posted by Kenneth Brunnemer on 13th May 2015
Good For Low Wind Situations
We are using this in a sour field (H2S) and it is crucial part of keeping our folks safe when there are low wind conditions. They work very well and provide the wind direction information we need in those situations.Posted by Unknown on 29th Apr 2015
Great product – exactly what we needed
Was unsure of product size or how we would like the flag vs. sock version. But this is exactly what we needed, we can see it from all points of the property.Posted by Unknown on 12th Nov 2013
How To Position Your Wind Tracker Windsock
Wind Tracker Windsock System™ is field tested.
When considering your windsock location the differences between a “Visual Only” location and, the “Actual Wind Speed & Direction” occurrence is very important. Evacuation lanes, and their routes must be taken into consideration. Improper placement could lead to an unsafe evacuation of personnel to a safe assembly area.
The following diagram demonstrates the need to understand correct placement of the wind monitoring sock.
When considering your windsock location the differences between a “Visual Only” location and, the “Actual Wind Action” occurrence is very important. Evacuation lanes, and their routes must be taken into consideration. Improper placement could lead to an unsafe evacuation of personnel to a safe assembly area.
The diagram demonstrates the need to understand correct placement of the wind monitoring sock.
Unobstructed wind pattern (Top of or above structures).
Variable wind pattern (10 to 20 feet above grade).
Erratic wind pattern (At or near grade).
The Wind Directional Wind System makes ordinary airport windsocks and aviation wind direction socks obsolete. The new patented design and action is ideal for use when using or storing chemicals and gases. In cases of unintentional releases of harmful chemicals and other harmful airborne agents use the Wind Directional Wind System to determine your safe assembly areas for your personnel.
Dynamic design and international safety color:
Wind Directional Wind System flags are designed to work in partnership with our patented pivotal harness system. The flag is 2×5′ feet (custom sizes available), fully dyed Alert Orange™ or Black and Yellow striped, and reinforced at the fly end with two rows of stitching. The no fray side hem allows graceful movement, which assists in animating the wind. The unique design and OSHA compliant safety colors are recognizable to all persons.
Multi directional movement:
The Wind Directional Wind System flag construction and patented pivotal harness allow the animation of the wind by using wind load factor or the flag, and a multi directional movement made possible by our patented pivotal harness system. For the first time you can “see” the wind. Air moves “against” the fabric not through it and therefore the flag/sock will be moved in a direction relative to the force and direction of that wind.
Animate the wind at any speed:
The patented harness keeps the flag/sock against the wind and creates a full resistance so the slightest breeze creates visible movement in the flag. As the air currents move against, and along, the flag it rises and falls with side-to-side movement as the wind changes directions. When the flag attempts to “dive off”, it is pulled back into the winds force by the harness cords. This patented harness keeps the flag in position and allows it to animate the wind at any speed, and at all times.
Ordinary Tube Windsocks Are A Bad Choice For Workplace Safety:
The open-ended design of an ordinary sock lets the air move into and through the sock with very little resistance until a sufficient volume of wind force is built up in the sock. By the time the sock “fills” up, wind speeds can be in excess of 8 mile per hour. This is because the air is not only rushing into the sock but it is also rushing out the other end. When the sock is filled with wind that same wind force restricts it from turning to show the immediate and accurate direction of the wind. Variables in wind speed and direction are not usually visible in an ordinary sock design. The basic construction of an ordinary windsock only allows the wind to move into the one opening at the hoop side of the sock. Wind coming from a direction other than the hoop opening cannot enter the sock until it turns into the correct position.
Accurate measurements not possible with tube windsocks:
Lower wind speeds are not visible in older style tube windsocks because the air moves into the opening and moves out of the opposite end before there is enough force to lift and fill the sock’s main body. Once the tube windsock is full, additional wind speed is not accurately portrayed because now the sock is full, and any additional force exerted within the sock or along the sides and body, are minimized by the air force within the windsock.
Four Reasons The Wind Tracker Windsock Can Detect Low Winds.
Wind Tracker Windsocks allow for 360 Movement and is tangle free. As air currents move along the Wind Tracker Windsock it rises and falls with side-to-side movement as the wind changes directions. When the windsock/flag attempts to “dive off”, it is pulled back into the winds force by the harness cords. This patented system keeps the Wind Tracker windsock in the winds path and animates the wind at any speed, and at all times.
The Rotational Movement Of Wind Tracker Windsock is seen in this diagram. The patented pivotal harness rotates without the aid of ball bearings or other devices The Glide Plate rotates 360 degrees within the Glide Collar by wind force alone. This is important because there is no added friction to artificially slow down or force to create a spin effect.
The Vertical Movement Of The Wind Tracker Windsock Away From The Pole Show The Wind Speed. The Wind Tracker lifts the Glide Plate from the surface of the collar and rotates with a minimal amount of surface contact. There are no mechanical parts, baskets, hoops or cages to jam or wear out.
Diagram of Wind Tracker windsock tilting action.The harness cords allow the side-to-side tilting motion of the flag which not only detects wind shear and variability of direction, but also creates an animation, and visual recognition of wind variability at a glance.
Applications Using Wind Tracker™ Airport Windsocks and The Evacuation Safety Windsock System
Evacuations by schools & businesses
Portable windsock applications.
Waste Water Treatment Plants
Cold Storage Facilities
Painting at ship yards
Large profiles carried by workers from one building to another
Wind indicator for tear gas release in correctional institutions
Bomb disposal sites.
Military exercises, direction of smoke & gases
Jump teams ground wind system
Hot air Balloonist & chase teams
Prisons for directions of intentional gas release
Ammonia plants for evacuation lanes of personal
Agricultural for drift prevention
Portable units for Red Cross & other organizations
Marker flag for areas of student assembly
Nuclear power plants
Wind flags shooting
Portable windsock use for landing medical helicopters in hard to reach terrains
How To Choose The Correct Airport Windsocks and The Evacuation Safety Windsock
What is the most critical element when choosing a windsock system?
If the windsock cannot detect wind at or below 3 – 6 miles per hour it can actually be detrimental to rely up it for field safety. The ability to detect wind movement at low wind speed is a critical factor. Another consideration is wind movements at and in the lane of evacuation. Wind shear can be a huge factor in some applications. When adopting a safety plan that incorporates an Airport Windsocks and The Evacuation Safety Windsock System be sure to include those features.
Maintenance of the system should be considered when selecting a windsock or windsock pole. Windsock frames, hoops, cages, and metal poles can rust, jam, or present problems with electrical conductivity.
Ease of replacing the windsock is often overlooked. The replacement should be able to fit every model with or without a windsock pole.