Air flow panels are important pieces that help deliver the cold air produced from the air conditioner to the intake on the front of a server. The more free open area a panel has, the more Volume of Air Flow (C.F.M.) the panel allows. Carefully planning where, how many, and what kind of panels your data center needs will help increase the efficiency of the data center.
Tate offers six different options in terms of airflow panels that can drop perfectly into any data center application. The two main differentiators are between the aluminum and steel panels.
Tate’s DirectAire® AL aluminum air grate features a 93% Capture Index means that 93% of the airflow delivered through the panel is available at the front of the server rack. This Capture Index is the industry leading airflow panel by offering the highest cooling capacity and energy efficiency.
These panels also feature a 1,500lb design load performance, die-cast aluminum construction, and can cool over 18kW per rack at 0.10” H20.
Tate’s DirectAire® is similar to the aluminum are grate but is a welded steel panel. The steel panel allows for additional weight, registering at a 2,500lb design load performance. Similar to the DirectAire® AL, it achieves a 93% Capture Index.
The steel panel also features manual and automatic airflow control options and can cool over 19kW per rack at 0.10” H20