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DirectAire® AL

Double the cooling capacity of a typical grate

The DirectAire® AL is an all aluminum 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 aluminum airflow panel on the market.

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Key Performance Characteristics

  • Die-cast aluminum construction
  • 60% Open Area delivers 2,451 CFM at 0.10" H2O
  • Cools over 18kW per rack at 0.10" H2O
  • 1,500 lb. Design load performance
  • Directional Airflow for 93% Capture Index
  • surface adjustable and automatic damper options

DirectAire® AL

Directional airflow panels maximize the financial performance of any new or existing data center. 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 drives 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 of IT equipment without capital investments on infrastructure.

Airflow Performance Information

DirectAire® AL

Pressure
(in. H20)

No Damper
(CFM)

kW/Rack
(93% CI)

0.02 1123 8.3
0.04 1572 11.6
0.05 1751 12.9
0.06 1913 14.1
0.08 2200 16.2
0.10 2451 18.1
0.12 2678 19.8
0.14 2886 21.3
0.16 3079 22.7
0.18 3260 24.1
0.20 3430 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 Al Datasheet 24 in

DirectAire Al Detail (PDF) 24in

DirectAire Al Detail (CAD) 24in

DirectAire Al Specification 24in

DirectAire Al Panel 24in BIM

DirectAire Al Panel 24in BIM

DirectAire AL Datasheet for Woodcore 24in

DirectAire Al Detail for Woodcore (PDF) 24in

DirectAire Al Detail for Woodcore (CAD) 24in

DirectAire Al Datasheet 60cm

DirectAire Al Detail (PDF) 60cm

DirectAire Al Detail (CAD) 60cm

DirectAire Al Specification 60cm

DirectAire AL Panel 60cm BIM

DirectAire Al Datasheet for Woodcore 60cm

DirectAire Al Detail for Woodcore (PDF) 60cm

DirectAire Al Detail for Woodcore (CAD) 60cm

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