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DirectAire®

Cool the same load with half the airflow

DirectAire® uses patent pending technology to angel the air towards the equipment achieving a 93% Capture Index. 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. DirectAire® has a 68% open area and a strong durable design that provides superior load performance. DirectAire® is designed for a one-to-one paring with a standard 42U rack.

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Key Performance Characteristics

  • Welded steel grate design
  • 68% open area delivers 2,594 CFM at 0.10" H2O
  • Cools over 19kW per rack at 0.10" H2O
  • 2,500 lb design load performance
  • Directional airflow for 93% Capture Index
  • Manual and automatic airflow controls options

DirectAire®

The elimination of bypass air saves operating expenses in existing facilities and reduces capital expenditures on cooling equipment in new facilities. DirectAire superior load performance is ideal for retrofit and new construction, easily integrating into your existing raised floor system.

Improve Data Center Financial Performance

Directional airflow panels maximize the financial performance of any new or existing data center. The precise delivery of air provides many financial benefits for new and existing facilities.

  • Reduces bypass airflow by over 40% 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 drives to operate at a lower static pressure, saving up to 40% in annual fan energy.
  • 93% Capture Index eliminates the need for costly aisle containment systems
  • Improves overall cooling capacity allowing for the addition of IT equipment without capital investment on infrastructure.

Easily Cool High Density Racks

DirectAire features a 68% open area, capable of delivering 2,600 CFM at .1" H2O static pressure. Each vertical vane has an angle of deflection at the top to direct the airflow towards the server rack to achieve a 93% Capture Index rate, compared to the typical airflow panels which only deliver 30-50% directly to the rack. This improvement enables DirectAire to efficiently cool up to 25kW per rack.

Airflow Performance Information

DirectAire® CFM & Cooling Capacity

Pressure
(in. H20)

No Damper
(CFM)

kW/Rack
(93% CI)

0.02 1151 8.5
0.04 1626 12.0
0.05 1844 13.6
0.06 2007 14.8
0.08 2318 17.1
0.10 2594 19.1
0.12 2823 20.8
0.14 3027 22.3
0.16 3217 23.7
0.18 3378 24.9
0.20 3433 25.3

*Cooling capacities were calculated using the following formula:
(CFM x Capture Index %) / 126(CFM needed to cool 1kW @ 25ºF ΔT)= kW per rack.

Product Resources & Downloads

DirectAire Datasheet 24in

DirectAire Detail (PDF) 24in

DirectAire Detail (CAD) 24in

DirectAire Specification 24in

DirectAire Panel 24in BIM

DirectAire Panel 24in BIM

DirectAire Datasheet for Woodcore 24in

DirectAire Detail for Woodcore (PDF) 24in

DirectAire Detail for Woodcore (CAD) 24in

DirectAire Specification for Woodcore 24in

DirectAire Datasheet 60cm

DirectAire Detail (PDF) 60cm

DirectAire Detail (CAD) 60cm

DirectAire Specification 60cm

DirectAire Panel 60cm BIM

DirectAire Detail for Woodcore (PDF) 60cm

DirectAire Detail for Woodcore (CAD) 60cm

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