White Papers

6 Reasons to Specify Air-Sealing Grommets in the Design of a New Data Center (Download PDF)
This whitepaper explores the benefits of including air-sealing grommets in the design and specification of a new data center. The paper will show how standard cutout locations can be used to properly align the grommets regardless of the rack dimensions and the significant energy savings and increased capacity that can be achieved by including grommets.

Ramification of Server Airflow Leakage in Data Centers with Aisle Containment (Download PDF)
This paper explores the application of aisle containment and the reality of server airflow leakage that results in bypass air that is at the heart of this inefficiency. The paper then explores methods of eliminating this bypass air, and bringing aisle containment in-line with the theoretical models used in the marketplace.

Optimizing Capacity and Efficiency in a Diverse and Variable Load Environment (Download PDF)
This whitepaper takes an iterative approach to the optimization of the airflow products used in the raised floor data center, examining the energy impact of each step, and the benefits that can be realized above and beyond energy savings.

Design Load (Download PDF)
This bulletin presents important new load performance criteria that Tate has introduced to assist specifiers and users in selecting the right access floor for various applications.

How to Identify the Potential for Raised Floor Zince Whiskers & Remediate the Threat (Download PDF)
Zinc whiskers (a.k.a. zinc needles) are tiny hair-like crystalline structures of zinc that have been found to sometimes grow on the surface of electroplated steel. In some cases, the electrically conductive whiskers can break free, become airborne and be transported into the computer equipment. Two things have happened in data centers that have brought the zinc whisker phenomenon to the forefront today.

Understanding the Contributions of Underfloor Service Distribution Towards LEED-NC Certification (Download PDF)
A Tate access floor system and the advanced service distribution technologies it affords can contribute toward achievement of numerous credits for LEED-NC certification. When all the components of Tate Building Technology Platform Solution are utilized, the access floor, underfloor air and cabling, and PosiTile carpet greatly contribute to the LEED Scorecard of a project striving for certification.