DirectAire® Al

Double the cooling capacity of a typical grate

The DirectAire® Al is an all aluminium lightweight directional airflow panel that uses patent pending technology to angle the air towards the equipment achieving a 93% Capture Index. This means that 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 aluminium airflow panel on the market.

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Key Performance Characteristics

  • Lightweight cast aluminium grate design
  • 60% Open Area delivers 1,184 L/s at 25 Pa
  • Cools over 15kW per rack at 25 Pa
  • 6.7kN design load performance
  • Directional Airflow for 93% Capture Index
  • Manual and automatic airflow control options

DirectAire Al

Directional airflow panels maximise the financial performance of any new or existing data centre. The precise delivery of air reduces bypass airflow allowing new facilities to reduce the number of CRAH units.

Retrofits can set CRAH units with fixed speed fans to standby mode or adjust variable fan drivers to operate at a lower static pressure, saving energy. Likewise the 93% Capture Index eliminates the need for a full containment system. The facilities overall cooling capacity will also be improved allowing for the addition IT equipment without capital investments on infrastructure.

Airflow Performance Information

DirectAire® Al

Static Pressure (Pa)

L/s w/No Damper

kW/Rack (93% CI)

5 519 8.3
10 733 11.6
12.5 830 12.9
15 925 14.1
20 1055 16.2
25 1184 18.1
30 1254 19.8
35 1387 21.3
40 1448 22.7
45 1514 24.1
50 1575 25.3

                    *Cooling capacities were calculated using the following formula:(L/s x Capture Index %) / 59(L/s needed to cool 1kW @ -4ºC ΔT)= kW per rack.


DirectAire Al 60cm Datasheet

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