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Floor tile airflow measurements in datacenters
Posted By: Degree Controls Inc.

Perforated Floor Tile Airflow Measurements Data center cooling is key to protecting IT equipment, maximizing capacity, and optimizing efficiency. In a raised floor data center, cool air is pumped into an underfloor plenum and delivered to IT equipment through perforated floor tiles. Measuring airflow rates through these floor tiles is essential to validate CFD models, […]

Board mount airflow sensors, pcb mount air velocity & temperature sensors
Posted By: Degree Controls Inc.

Fans are often used to remove heat from electronics enclosures, or move air through cleaning and filtration devices. Small form factor board mount sensors from Degree Controls monitor air velocity and temperature within these same systems. By integrating board mount airflow sensors into cabinets, racks, cases, and enclosures, users have the capability to: Monitor fan […]

Board mount airflow sensors, pcb mount air velocity & temperature sensor
Posted By: Degree Controls Inc.

Rooster™ airflow alarms and monitors provide full time monitoring of air velocities within cabinet or exhaust systems to ensure air movement never falls below user-defined thresholds. Customers choose Rooster™ because it offers choices, gives them what they need, and is intuitive and easy to use. While each model has a different feature set, all Rooster™ […]

HotSpotr HT-510 underfloor air mover - top; HotSpotr™ Airflow Management for Datacenters
Posted By: Phil Daniels

HotSpotr™ HT-510 underfloor air movers eliminate data center hot spots Data centers vary in size, location, and purpose, having diverse and continually evolving architectures. Enterprise, managed services, and colocation data centers are just a few of the types of data centers which store, process, and disseminate data. Despite the differences, managing airflow remains a common, […]

Posted By: Alex Sargent

Computer room air conditioning (CRAC) is essential to protecting IT gear and optimizing data center performance. Containment strategies that restrict the mixing of hot and cold air within data centers can significantly increase cooling capacity and reduce energy costs. Cold aisle containment systems isolate server supply air using physical barriers, whereas hot aisle containment systems […]

Air pressure monitor for healthcare facilities to contain airborne contaminants.
Posted By: John Callanan

Properly pressurizing rooms (positive or negative) protects patients, visitors, and staff in hospitals and health care facilities. ASHE (American Society for Health Care Engineering) provides examples of positively pressurized rooms, designed to keep airborne contaminants out, and negatively pressurized rooms, designed to contain airborne contaminants.  Now, more than ever, hospitals and healthcare facilities are searching for […]

Chemical fume hood airflow measured with multipoint sensor.
Posted By: Jan Fischer

Regular testing and inspection assure fume hoods, or fume cupboards, perform as required to protect laboratory personnel. Performance testing of fume hoods should be done at least annually, and airflow testing and face velocity testing are pivotal in evaluating fume hood containment and operation. (From OSHA’s chemical fume hood fact sheet:  Laboratory standard 29 CFR 1910.1450 requires […]

Monitor for Local Exhaust Ventilation System
Posted By: John Callanan

Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is an engineering control measure to reduce employee exposure to airborne contaminants in the workplace. LEV systems capture or contain process emissions and carry them away, minimizing the risk of workers breathing in contaminated air. Although LEV systems vary considerably, common elements include: A hood to capture contaminants (dust, fumes, gas, […]

3D printing gas flow analysis as part of printer calibration
Posted By: Jan Fischer

3D Printing Gas Flows Validation with Multipoint Air Velocity Measurement Laser beam is a type of powder bed fusion found in additive manufacturing (AM) processes that form parts through adding material, rather than subtracting it. Industrial metal 3D printers use laser-based powder bed fusion of metals (PBF-LB/M), where a laser is used to melt and […]

Grow room optimization with embedded airflow sensors.
Posted By: Alex Sargent

Plant growth chambers and rooms create environmental conditions for healthy growth and controlled environments for analyzing plants. Growth chambers vary in size, style, and features. They may include airflow or ventilation systems, as well as methods to control and monitor lighting, temperature, and humidity, in order to simulate different environmental conditions. Embedded airflow sensors and switches are key […]