Designed with an internal floodlight to illuminate the windsock and prevent glare. The explosion proof illuminated windsock provides wind-speed and direction indication to pilots during landing and take-off.

Key features

  • Reliable wind direction and wind-speed indication for helicopter operations
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Low power consumption
  • No dazzling of pilot because of internal sock illumination
  • No corrosion stainless steel 316 body
  • Easy to install
  • Suitable for Zone 1 and Zone 2 areas with gas explosion hazard
  • Various operating voltages
  • Aeronautical obstruction light (L85EX-R-AC-32) can be mounted on the top if required

Standards/Certification

  • Complies with CAA-UK CAP 437; Offshore helicopter landing areas – Guidance on standards, Dec. 2008, chapter 4, paragraph 1.5 – Illuminated windsock
  • Complies with ICAO Annex 14, Volume ll; International standards and recommended practices: Aerodromes, chapter 5.1.1 – Wind direction indicators for elevated Heliports & Helidecks
  • Cenelec EN 50014 and EN 50018
  • KEMA 02ATEX2060 (slip ring); <br />ATEX Ex ll 2G EEx d IIB T6
  • Cenelec EN 60079-0 and <br />EN 60079-1
  • BVI 07ATEX0024 (floodlight); ATEX Ex II 2G Ex d IIC T3
  • Cenelec EN 50014 and EN 50019
  • PTB 01ATEX1136 <br />(EEx e connection box) <br />EEx e II T6
  • Overall product gas group and temperature class IIB T3

Performance characteristics

  • Sock colour; red/white/<br />red/white/red or orange
  • Sock length: 1,200mm

Electrical characteristics

  • Operating voltage: see table
  • Power consumption: see table
  • Connection details: max. 4mm²; one GPR M20x1.5 cable gland and one GPR M20x1.5 blind plug
  • Earth connection: internal max. 4mm² and external M8

Physical characteristics

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): <br />693 x 460 x 499mm (excl. sock)
  • Weight: 22kg
  • Degree of protection: IP66
  • Operating temperature range: -20°C to +40°C