FanAssist Chimney Duct

  • One duct can serve up to three cabinets
  • Automatically scales to IT cooling demand
  • Designed for use at sites with plenum or ducted returns
  • Dual hot swappable fans and power supplies for redundancy
  • Real-time cooling capacity monitoring with historical trending

FanAssist chimney duct extracts up to 30 kW heat load from cabinets to return plenum

With higher density equipment now being deployed in server rooms and data centers, the volume of air being pulled through the IT equipment rack is exceeding the volume of cool air being distributed at the face of the higher density racks. Typically, the response to this is to increase cooling in the room. This creates an over cooling situation for most cabinets. However the FanAssist system normalizes the space so that all supply air is available for the IT equipment. All server exhaust heat is contained, measured, and returned to the facility’s cooling units.

The FanAssist Duct system contains 100% of the heat while creating an entire automated cooling circuit. Place high-density racks anywhere while maintaining a perfectly controlled IT environment. Eliminate the need for supplemental cooling, allow fewer cooling units, and at the facility perimeter.

The system can be deployed any existing server cabinet or be ordered integrated with an optimized server cabinet. The dual hot-swappable fans are sized for 10, 20, and 30 kW loads. The variable speed fans will adjust based on pressure to the exact load requirements to maximize efficiency. Depending on the load requirements of the server cabinets, FanAssist Ducts may be used for every cabinet, every other cabinet or every third cabinet.  

Fans and control modules are hot-swappable for redundancy and ease of maintenance

Fan-assisted duct system extracts heat from cabinets directly to return plenum

One duct can manage up to 30 kW for up to three cabinets

This thermal image depicts the heat from IT load is isolated to the return plenum keeping room at a consistent ambient temperature

Fans and control modules are hot-swappable for redundancy and ease of maintenance


Features

  • Dual input 90-264 VAC, 50/60 Hz, IEC C14 Connection
  • Efficiency: 96%
  • Physical: 8" to 48"H x 16.6"W x 14"D
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 58 lbs
  • Regulation: Pressure based closed-loop PID control
  • Override: 100% fan speed fault response
  • Temperature monitoring: Internal exhaust plus 3 remote temp + humidity
  • Display: Capacity, Temperature, and System Status
  • Regulatory: UL, cUL 60950, CE
FanAssist Chimney Duct Models
Part #DescriptionDimensions 

FanAssist 10 kW (1120 CFM) Chimney Duct Kit with dual hot-swappable fans, HTTP and SNMP for remote monitoring and alerting

8" to 48"H x 16"W x 14"D

FanAssist 20 kW (2034 CFM) Chimney Duct Kit with dual hot-swappable fans, HTTP and SNMP for remote monitoring and alerting

8" to 48"H x 16"W x 14"D

FanAssist 30 kW (2900 CFM) Chimney Duct Kit with dual hot-swappable fans, HTTP and SNMP for remote monitoring and alerting

8" to 48"H x 16"W x 14"D