Unlike other airflow panels, the DirectAire® and DirectAire® X2 use patent pending technology to angle the air toward the equipment achieving a 93% Total Air Capture (TAC) rate by a standard server rack. This means 93% of the airflow delivered through the airflow panel is entering the face of the server rack, providing the highest cooling capacity and energy efficiency of any airflow panel on the market.
The elimination of bypass air saves operating expenses in existing facilities and reduces capital expenditures on cooling equipment in new facilities. DirectAire’s superior load performance is ideal for retrofit and new construction, easily integrating into your existing raised floor system.
DirectAire® Key Performance Characteristics
DirectAire® X2 Key Performance Characteristics
DirectAire® maximizes energy efficiency and the overall capacity of any new or existing data center. The precise delivery of air to the face of the rack reduces by-pass air allowing new facilities to in-turn reduce the number of CRAH units. Retrofits can set CRAH units with fixed speed fans to standby mode or adjust variable fan drives to operate at a lower static pressure, saving energy. Likewise the 93% capture rate eliminates the need for a full containment system. The facilities overall cooling capacity will also be improved allowing for the addition of IT equipment without the capital investments on infrastructure.
Both DirectAire’s feature 68% open area, capable of delivering 2,600 CFM at .1” H2O static pressure. More importantly each vertical vane has an angle of deflection at the top to direct the airflow towards the server rack to achieve a 93% TAC rate, compared to typical airflow panels, which only deliver 30-50% directly to the rack. This improvement enables DirectAire® to efficiently cool up to 25kW per rack (X2 up to 12.5kW per rack).
Both DirectAire’s feature all steel construction making them the strongest airflow panels on the market. With a 2000 lb Rolling Load, 2500 lb Design Load and a Minimum Safety Factor of 2.0 equipment can be moved over the airflow panels without worry.