- 17 August 2012 15:21
Tate Tasman Access Floors Reveals In-Floor Cooling Systems to Australian Market
DirectAire™ Achieves 93 Percent Total Air Capture
Unlike other floor panels, DirectAire™ delivers airflow to standard server racks at an angle, achieving a 93 percent rate of Total Air Capture (TAC). "This means that 93 percent of the airflow delivered through the panel enters the face of the rack, providing the highest cooling capacity and energy efficiency of any panel on the market," according to Senior Sales Engineer Daniel Kennedy. (He noted that typical panels deliver only 30 to 50 percent of air directly to the rack.) What's more, DirectAire™ eliminates bypass air, which saves operating expenses and reduces (by up to 40 percent) the capital expenditures on cooling equipment in new facilities. DirectAire's superior load performance is ideal for retrofits and new construction, easily integrating into an existing raised floor system. Featuring pressure-equalizing diffusion blades, DirectAire™ panels cool up to 28.5 kW per rack, have a 68 percent open area, can support a design load of 900kgs and can withstand a rolling load of 680 kgs.
SmartAire® Controls Airflow to Server Racks
SmartAire® dampers are electronically controlled, precisely adjusting the amount of air passing through an individual panel to meet the rack's current cooling needs. Four sensors mounted to the front of the rack control the VAV damper and, consequently, the airflow amount, maintaining the proper inlet air temperature on a rack-by-rack basis. This flexibility can help effectively cool facilities implementing virtualization, cloud computing and idle server shutdown strategies while saving more than 40 percent in fan energy.
SmartAire® adapts technologies readily found in commercial office applications to create a solution for controlling airflow delivery to the IT racks. Each panel and rack tandem can be thought of as an individual zone. SmartAire® measures the incoming air temperature at the face of the rack, adjusting the airflow to ensure that the temperature at the rack's face doesn't exceed the maximum allowable set point. Coupled with DirectAire™, and typical best practice strategies SmartAire® nearly eliminates bypass air and accounts for local temperature fluctuations.
PowerAire® Cools Hot Spots in Data Centre The PowerAire® fan-assist module effectively manages the cooling requirements for dense server racks and blades. It provides a blast of cooling through the DirectAire™ airflow panel. Using sensors mounted to the front of the rack, PowerAire® automatically turns on when conditions require additional cooling.
Equipped with a variable-speed fan drive, PowerAire® can be throttled up or down based on heat-load requirements. This makes PowerAire® the ideal solution for cooling the toughest hot spots in a data centre. What's more, PowerAire® is easy to install in retrofit applications or as part of a new, advanced cooling strategy.
KOLDLOK® Improves Air Sealing Performance
Tate has partnered with Upsite Technologies, the makers of KOLDLOK, to offer the most advanced wire and cable penetration air sealing grommet available. The Tate KOLDLOK air sealing grommet is designed to prevent air leakage from the underfloor plenum where penetrations in a raised floor are needed to deliver power, data and other services to equipment above the floor. The interior crenulated design provides a superior seal over other brush style grommets improving air sealing performance and saving energy.
For more information about Tate Tasman’s new in-floor cooling devices and a white paper on data centre cooling, please visit our Data Centre section. For information about other Tate Tasman Access Floors products and services, call +612 9728 4111
ABOUT TATE TASMAN ACCESS FLOORS
Tate Tasman Access Floors is located west of Sydney, in Villawood, NSW and is a member of Tate Inc based in the USA, a Kingspan Group of companies. Tate TASMAN has the fortunate advantage of drawing on an extensive range of internationally acclaimed products and R&D as the leading manufacturer of raised access floors and airflow management solutions in the world.
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