Tate DirectAire® X2 Panel - White

Special Price $471.25 Regular Price $503.75
Quick Overview

DirectAire X2 is designed to divide the airflow evenly in two directions to provide even distribution to racks on both sides of a cold aisle.. Epoxy coated. Color: White. Fits some TATE All Steel and ConCore systems. Determine before ordering. See below for instructions.


Additional Information
Model DAWX2
Notes Please note that lead times may vary for this item. Please call for current inventory and/or production status

The DirectAire® X2 ability to deliver high volumes of air directly and evenly across the face of two server racks gives it the capacity to cool very high density equipment in a range of facility designs. DirectAire X2 is specifically designed for use in cold aisles that are only one airflow panel wide. The panel's angular throw evenly distributes the majority of the air it delivers directly to the face of the two opposite facing racks, providing virtual containment when used in conjunction with the other airflow management best practices. 

Ideal for creating a virtual containment system, the steel DirectAire® panel directs the airflow toward the server rack to significantly reduce bypass air.

DirectAire® uses patent pending technology to split and angle the air toward the equipment achieving a 93% Capture Index. This means half of the 93% of 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.


  • Cools over 19kW per rack at 0.10" H2O
  • 2,500 lb design load performance
  • Bi-Directional airflow for 93% Capture Index
  • Manual and automatic airflow control options
  • Welded steel grate design
  • Distributes airflow evenly in two directions to provide even distribution to racks on both sides of a cold aisle
  • 63% Open Area without a damper
  • Panel Size: 24” Square
  • Panel Height, corner to bottom of lip: 1.19” 
  • Total Panel height: 2.19
  • Panel weight: 48.5 lbs
  • Removable with portable lifting device
  • SparkLite White anti-static powder coat

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 by over 40% 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.
  • 93% Capture Index eliminates the need for costly aisle containment systems
  • 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 2,600 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 to achieve a 93% Capture Index rate, compared to the typical airflow panels which only deliver 30-50% directly to the rack. This improvement enables DirectAire to efficiently cool up to 25kW per rack.

This panel fits some stringered systems only manufactured by Tate. 

To see if these panels match the panels at your facility, please visit the Panel IDC Center for more information. Please note that we wil not be responsible for return shipping if you do not get our IDC confirmation to determine if these panels interface with your floor system. Our standard 25% restocking fee will also apply. Please work with us to make sure these are right for your system.

These panels are sometimes called a perf, an air flow panel, air tiles, perforated panels, air vents, grates and louvers.