Variable air volume damper
Finalist in HVAC/R in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
SmartAire dampers by Tate are electronically controlled to adjust 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 variable air volume (VAV) damper and the airflow amount, maintaining the proper inlet air temperature on a rack-by-rack basis. The product adapts technologies found in commercial office applications for information technology (IT) racks. By measuring the incoming air temperature at the face of the rack, the product can adjust the airflow to ensure that the temperature at the rack doesn’t exceed the maximum allowable setpoint.
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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