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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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.