Fabric Duct: DuctSox
DuctSox has introduced DataSox™, a customizable air displacement ventilation ductwork system with onsite directional-adjustability for cooling commercial data center equipment.
DataSox is a round, overhead and porous fabric HVAC duct system that distributes a large volume of air down into data center cold aisles, but with low 400-FPM velocities that don't upset critical equipment intake and exhaust or room return air containment balances. The company says it also offers the flexibility of directional spot cooling capabilities with adjustable nozzles for high-wattage servers. The nozzles allow for onsite testing and air balancing for optimum performance.
Officials also said DataSox outperforms conventional air distribution methods with its factory-engineered, energy-efficient .25- to .50-inch w.g. of static pressure and results in cold aisle temperatures 3°F to 5°F lower than traditional distribution, but with up to 40% less computer room air conditioning (CRAC) flow rates, especially when complemented with variable frequency drive (VFD) equipment.