RLE offers two different damper options to help you fine tune airflow in your data center. While our chamfer and slotted panels include our patented stratification fin, the addition of dampers can help adjust airflow down to the individual server level.
Dampers Control Airflow For The Whole Panel
The embedded slide damper (EMB-ABI) and opposed blade damper (OPD) both attach onto and cover the entire bottom side of the panel. Both dampers are adjustable from the top of the panel.
The embedded slide damper is more restrictive than the opposed blade damper because of the amount of airflow that is allowed through the panel – the EMB-ABI allows 50-70% of the airflow to pass through the panel at its maximum open position, while the OPD allows 85-95% airflow at its maximum open position. The OPD is the more even, controllable damper of the two.