A windsock is a conical textile tube which resembles a giant sock. Windsocks typically are used at the airports to indicate the direction and strength of the wind to pilots and at chemical plants where there is risks of gaseous leakage. They are sometimes located alongside highways at windy locations.
Wind direction is the opposite of the direction in which the windsock is pointing (note that wind directions are conventionally specified as being the compass point from which the wind originates; so a windsock pointing due north indicates a southerly wind). Wind speed is indicated by the windsock’s angle relative to the mounting pole; in low winds, the windsock droops; in high winds it flies horizontally.
Why a Windsock?
By placing windsocks in noticeable locations, workers become more safety aware when approaching your work site. This also enhances their ability to carry out the Emergency Response effectively.
Having windsocks onsite helps to conform to regulatory requirements like Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) guidelines. Regulatory requirements specify “Three Dimensional Wind Direction Indicators”.
Our socks are cut out with our CO2 laser cutter which provides extreme accuracy, clean cuts and sealed fabric edges to prevent fraying. Our method of manufacture ensures the highest level of accuracy and consistency to achieve identical results on our production line and on custom orders.
Polyester has very low static electricity compared to Nylon and has much better colour fastness properties. Our strong polyester is light weight to provide sensitivity in the slightest of breezes. We have tested materials and dyes in the laboratory to ensure that our mill material gives the best possible color fastness and strength.