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New DirectAire X2 airflow panel and various control options expand Tate’s in-floor cooling solutions

November 2, 2011 - Tate has expanded its line of in-floor cooling solutions for data centers to include the DirectAire X2 airflow panel and various control options for both the SmartAire variable-air-volume (VAV) damper and the PowerAire fan-assist module. DirectAire X2 splits airflow evenly and angles it in two directions, allowing for directional airflow to racks on either side of the cold aisle in a legacy datacenter that has only one accessible airflow panel, it explains. It features a 68% open area capable of delivering 2,600 CFFM at .1” H2O static pressure, says the company, adding that the angle of deflection at the top of each vertical vane directs the airflow toward server racks to efficiently cool more than 12.5 kW per rack (more than 25 kW for both racks) and achieve an industry-leading 93% total capture rate. New control options for SmartAire dampers and PowerAire fan-assist modules help to effectively manage diverse and variable loads and eliminate hot spots, it continues.

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