Windsock USA

Detects Wind Below 1 Mile Per Hour

How to buy a windsock

The workplace windsock must be able to detect low winds.

  • It is critical to workplace safety that your windsock can detect low wind movement.
  • High wind disperses the materials while low wind carries it along!
  • High winds are your friend, and low wind is your enemy.

Old style cone shaped windsocks are not capable of demonstrating wind movement below 10 miles per hour. 

  • Two open ends of the old style tube windsock do not allow the windsock to "fill" below a 10 miles per wind.
  • You will need a windsock that can detect hazardous material movement between 1 and 8 miles per hour, and greater.
  • Because wind changes direction and speed constantly six directional windsock is best to animate these conditions in real time.

Get the best information and windsock solution for your application.

  • Make sure the seller is aware of your windsock needs.
  • Are they knowledgeable and have expertise in this field?
  • Do they have support for the product after the sale?
Wind movement graphic

Wind Movement

Wind movement changes as elevation increasesAbove 20 feet and and unobstructed the wind increases in speed and tends to move in a more defined direction.

Wind movement changes as elevation increasesWind speeds is less turbulant and increases in velocity.

Wind movement at groundAt or near the ground wind speed is reduced and becomes erratic due to friction, temperature, and obstructions.

  • The windsocks should be positioned so personnel  evacuating the area can determine the wind direction and speed at on near the ground.
  • Wind at or near the surface is slowed, and can be trapped at or around buildings, structures, and landscaping as this video demonstrates.
Windsock and telescoping fiberglass windsock pole

Windsock and Pole

We make and sell the complete windsock system. The telescoping fiberglass windsock pole retracts to 59″ and extends up to 15′ in seconds. Non-conductive, jam free, FR rated, and guaranteed by us for 3 years.

Call 1-800-707-3524

Our windsock system meets or exceeds OSHA standards.

How To Position Your Windsock

A computer model of wind movement demonstrates higher winds at higher elevations and when unobstructed.

The blue lines show wind movement is slowed and erratic at or near the ground.

Proper placement of your windsock will increase field safety for personnel.

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