Data Center DirectAire Airflow Panel


Cool the same load with half the airflow

DirectAire® uses patent pending technology to angle the air toward the equipment. This means the airflow delivered through the airflow panel is entering the face of the server rack, providing the highest cooling capacity and energy efficiency of any airflow panel on the market. DirectAire® has a 68% open area and a strong durable design that provides superior load performance. DirectAire® is designed for a one-to-one paring with a standard 42U rack.

DirectAire Main View

Key Performance Characteristics

  • Welded steel grate design
  • 68% open area delivers 2,850 CFM at 0.10" H2O
  • 2,500 lb design load performance
  • Directional airflow
  • Manual and automatic airflow control options


The elimination of bypass air saves operating expenses in existing facilities and reduces capital expenditures on cooling equipment in new facilities. DirectAire superior load performance is ideal for retrofit and new construction, easily integrating into your existing raised floor system.

Improve Data Center Financial Performance

Directional airflow panels maximize the financial performance of any new or existing data center. The precise delivery of air provides many financial benefits for new and existing facilities.

  • Reduces bypass airflow, allowing new facilities to reduce the number of CRAH units.
  • Retrofits can set CRAH units with fixed speed fans to standby mode or adjust variable fan drives to operate at a lower static pressure, saving up to 40% in annual fan energy.
  • Improves overall cooling capacity, allowing for the addition of IT equipment without capital investment on infrastructure.

Easily Cool High Density Racks

DirectAire features a 68% open area, capable of delivering 2,850 CFM at .1" H2O static pressure. Each vertical vane has an angle of deflection at the top to direct the airflow toward the server rack, compared to the typical airflow panels which only deliver 30-50% directly to the rack.

Airflow Performance Information

DirectAire® CFM

(in. H20)

No Damper

0.02 1250
0.04 1765
0.05 1875
0.06 2050
0.08 2470
0.10 2850

Product Information

Technical Documents
Control Options

DirectAire Datasheet 24in

DirectAire Detail (PDF) 24in

DirectAire Detail (CAD) 24in

DirectAire Panel 24in BIM

DirectAire Datasheet 60cm

DirectAire Detail (PDF) 60cm

DirectAire Detail (CAD) 60cm

DirectAire Panel 60cm BIM

The DirectAire® is available with these Control options:

DirectAire® is available on the following understructure systems:

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