Variable air volume damper

Finalist in HVAC/R in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition

By Edited by Gust Gianos, Consulting-Specifying Engineer May 13, 2011

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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