Directional airflow panel
Tate's Directional Perf directs airflow from the raised flow plenum to data center racks where cooling is needed.
Tate’s Directional Perf, a perforated directional airflow panel, helps direct airflow from the raised floor plenum to the data center racks where cooling is required. Directional Perf delivers airflow to standard server racks at an angle, increasing the rate of total air capture (TAC) and helping eliminate bypass air, which saves operating expenses and reduces capital expenditures on cooling equipment in new facilities. The perforated panels feature a 25% open area. The panel can also be used as an alternative to aisle containment. To eliminate bypass airflow and mixing of airstreams, 93% of the airflow supplied through the Directional Perf panel is delivered directly to the face of the rack. Unlike other airflow panels that deliver airflow in a vertical plume from the floor, the Directional Perf provides effective containment, thereby reducing the need for rigid containment structures.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey