9/10/2012<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
Tate Introduces New Directional Perf Airflow Panel
New product directs airflow to rack face for effective containment
JESSUP, MD –– Tate®, a market leader in the manufacture of raised floors and airflow management solutions, introduces its newest product offering for the data center market – the Directional Perf™ perforated directional airflow panel. The product helps direct airflow from the raised floor plenum to the data center racks where cooling is required.
Like DirectAire® airflow panels, Directional Perf delivers airflow to standard server racks at an angle, increasing the rate of Total Air Capture (TAC) and helping eliminate bypass air, which saves operating expenses and reduces capital expenditures on cooling equipment in new facilities. The perforated panels feature a 25 percent open area, compared to 68 percent for DirectAire panels, for applications where less airflow is required but directionality is desired to save energy by more precisely matching cooling with heat loads.
The panel can also be used as an alternative to aisle containment. 93 percent of the airflow supplied through the Directional Perf panel is delivered directly to the face of the rack, eliminating bypass airflow and mixing of airstreams. Unlike other airflow panels that deliver airflow in a vertical plume from the floor, the Directional Perf, with its directional airflow, provides effective containment, thereby reducing the need for rigid containment structures.
For more information about Tate’s data center solutions, download the brochure at http://tateinc.com/products/data_centers.aspx. For information about other Tate products and services, please visit www.tateinc.com or call (410) 799-4200.
Tate is a leading manufacturer of raised access floors and in-floor cooling systems for data centers. Tate offers innovative solutions to effectively manage the diverse, variable, and high density heat loads commonly found in data centers. In-floor cooling systems such as SmartAire®, DirectAire® and PowerAire® help reduce PUE and create an energy efficient data center. As the market leader, Tate supplies best-in-class raised access floors that provide flexibility to meet the any service distribution requirement.
# # #