Stop the FOD
OTW Safety’s flags have been co-designed with the help of the Salt Lake City International Airport with the goal of reducing the cost associated with flags and FOD on the airfield. We are proud to present the more efficient and cost effective AR Flag by OTW Safety. The new AR Flag dowel is manufactured from heavy guage tube steel. An integrated spring pin button holds the flag in place to withstand jetblasts. The AR Flag also has interchangable flags to reduce the long term cost of using flags on your airfield.
100% FOD Free
When the AR Flag is used with OTW Safety’s AR10x96 O V.2 and C01 Light you create the perfect environment to be 100% FOD Free. What does that mean? It’s safer for you and everyone working on the job site.
What is FOD?
Foreign Object Damage (FOD) is damage caused by Foreign Object Debris (also abbreviated FOD), i.e. a substance, debris or article alien to a vehicle or system that has potential to cause damage. The “Damage” term was prevalent in military circles,but has since been pre-empted by a definition of FOD that looks at the “debris”. This shift was made “official” in the latest FAA Advisory Circulars FAA A/C 150/5220-24 ‘Airport Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipment’ (2009) and FAA A/C 150/5210-24 ‘Airport Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Management’. Eurocontrol, ECAC, and the ICAO have all rallied behind this new definition. As Iain McCreary of Insight SRI put it in a presentation to NAPFI (August 2010), “You can have debris present without damage, but never damage without debris.” Likewise, FOD prevention systems work by sensing and detecting not the damage but the actual debris. Thus FOD is now taken to mean the debris itself, and the resulting damage is referred to as “FOD damage.”