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Airflow Management
Accessories

Improve efficiency & capacity by managing data center airflow

Tate's airflow management accessories are designed to improve the energy efficiency and air sealing performance of your data center by preventing leakage from the raised floor, racks, or aisles. 

Key Performance Characteristics

  • Improves IT equipment reliability and extends equipment life
  • Supports increasing rack and density
  • Increases existing cooling unit capacity
  • Use in existing cabinets for optimisation and standardisation

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Aisle Level Mangement

Aisle level airflow management products are engineered to seal a variety of openings in the aisle, blocking bypass airflow and maximizing cooling performance. Controlling errant airflow in the aisle increases efficiency, capacity and reliability. Accessories that enable management of airflow at the aisle level, includes:

  • High Volume Return Grille
  • Under Rack Panel
  • Air Sealing Tape

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Rack Level Management

Tate’s rack level airflow management products reduce high intake air temperatures by preventing hot exhaust air from circulating to the front of the IT cabinets. Accessories that enable control of airflow at the rack level, includes:

  • Snap-In Modular Blanking Panels
  • Pass-Through Blanking Panels
  • Full Rack Modular Blanking Panels
  • Round 102mm Rack Mount Grommet
  • Rack Airflow Management Kit

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Air Sealing Grommets

Tate's air sealing grommets are designed to improve the energy efficiency and air sealing performance of your data center by preventing leakage from the raised floor plenum when penetrations are required for power and data cables above the floor. Tate offers a variety of air sealing grommets, including:

  • Integral
  • Split Integral
  • Mini
  • Surface Mount
  • Extended
  • Round

Tate Standard Integral

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The Standard Integral Grommets are made of U.L. listed ABS with an overlapping brush and EPDM gasket material sealing system. This grommet is designed to be installed during construction to seal cable openings in new raised-floor systems prior to the installation of communication or power cabling. The Standard Integral comes with the safety cover to prevent items from falling through the grommet during equipment move-in.

  Imperial (inches)
Usable Cable Area 7 1/2 x 4 3/4
Cutout to install Grommet in interior of the tile 9 x 6 1/2
Cutout to install long side of the Grommet to the tile edge 9 x 7 3/8
Cutout to install short side of the Grommet to the tile edge 9 7/8 x 6 1/2

Integral & Split Integral

The Split Integral Grommets allow tiles to be moved without capturing cables. This grommet is designed to seal cable openings in new raised-floor systems prior to the installation of communication or power cabling. The large 32 square inch usable cabling area accommodates a variety of cabling requirements,including 100 amp power connectors.

  Imperial (inches)
Usable Cable Area 8 x 4
Cutout to install Grommet in interior of the tile 9 1/4 x 6 3/4
Cutout to install long side of the Grommet to the tile edge 9 1/4 x 7 1/2
Cutout to install short side of the Grommet to the tile edge 10 1/8 x 6 3/4

Mini

Designed to seal small cable openings in the raised floor of new or existing computer rooms. The 5” x 2.5” opening offers flexibility for data centers that have multiple cable opening sizes. This grommet offers a cost-effective method of separating data cabling from power cabling.

  Imperial (inches)
Usable Cable Area 5 x 2 1/2
Cutout to install Grommet in interior of the tile 4 x 6
Cutout to install long side of the Grommet to the tile edge 5 x 6
Cutout to install short side of the Grommet to the tile edge 4 x 7

Tate Surface Mount

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Provides a quick and easy way to seal existing cable cutouts without the need to disconnect cables. Installs using adhesive tape on the underside of the grommet and screws.

  Imperial (inches)
Maximum coutout size sealed 8 x 8
Usable Cable Area 6 1/2 x 6 1/2

Surface Mount

The Surface Mount Grommets facilitate re-cabling and allows tiles to be moved without capturing cables. It’s designed to seal a variety of existing raised-floor tile cutouts. The Grommets are impact resistant and durable. Item Nos. 2030 and 2040 allow for larger sealing capacities.

  Imperial (inches)
Item No. 2020 Maximum cutout size sealed 10 x 7 
Usable Cable Area 8 x 4
Item No. 2030 Maximum cutout size sealed 10 x 9
Usable Cable Area 8 x 4
Item No. 2040 Maximum cutout size sealed 10 x 13
Usable Cable Area 8 x 4 

Extended

Designed to seal a wide variety of existing and new openings. Simple modification creates the flexibility to seal large and unique openings such as those found under PDUs.The Grommets integrate with the raised-floor static dissipation system.

  Imperial (inches)
Item No. 10012 Maximum cutout size sealed 24 x 4
Usable Cable Area 22 x 2 1/2
Item No. 10013 Maximum cutout size sealed 24 x 7
Usable Cable Area 22 x 5 1/2
Item No. K10097 Maximum cutout size sealed 60 x 4
Usable Cable Area 60 x 2.5
Item No. K10098 Maximum cutout size sealed 60 x 7 
Usable Cable Area 60 x 5.5

Tate Round

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The Split feature of the Round 4" allows product installation or removal without disturbing cables. Designed to seal openings in new and existing raised floor cutouts to block bypass airflow and maximize cooling system efficiency.

  Imperial (inches)
Maximum coutout size sealed 5.0 dia
Usable Cable Area 12.5 sq in

Round

Designed to seal openings in new and existing raised floor cutouts to block bypass airflow and maximize cooling system efficiency. Its revolutionary sealing technology greatly reduces costly bypass airflow, increasing usable cooling unit capacity, and ensuring maximized efficiency from HVAC equipment.

  Imperial (inches)
4" Round Maximum cutout size sealed 4.0
Usable cable area 9.6 sq in
6" Round Maximum cutout size sealed 6.0
Usable cable area 22.55 sq in

Product Resources & Downloads

KOLDLOK 4" Round Grommet

KOLDLOK 4" Round Grommet Spec

5" Round Grommet

5" Round Grommet Spec

KOLDLOK 6" Round Grommet

KOLDLOK 6" Round Grommet Spec

AISLELOK Air Sealing Tape

AISLELOK Air Sealing Tape Spec

HOTLOK Full Rack Blanking Panel

High Volume Return Grille

High Volume Return Grille Spec

KOLDLOK Mini Split Integral Grommet

KOLDLOK Mini Split Integral Grommet Spec

KOLDLOK Split Integral Grommet

KOLDLOK Split Integral Grommet Spec

HOTLOK Pass-through Blanking Panel

Rack Airflow Management Kit

HOTLOK 4" Rack Grommet

HOTLOK Snap-in Blanking Panel

KOLDLOK Surface Mount Grommet

KOLDLOK Surface Mount Grommet Spec

Standard Integral Grommet

Standard Integral Grommet Spec

Surface Mount

Tate Surface Mount Spec

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