SmartAire MZ 19382 - 4 Zone Automatic VAV Damper - 0-22kW - For Tate DirectAire Panels

Tate's 19382 SmartAire MZ dampers offer automatic balancing by delivering the right amount of air to the equipment at the right time to maintain the proper inlet temperature. The units adjust cooling independently to 4 separate zones of a rack. This cools variable loads and partially deployed areas without wasting energy. Real time rack level monitoring and control of airflow improves decision making and reduces operating cost.

  • 4 independent airflow zones (set point control)
  • Client or Pressure Control Mode (0-10VDC)
  • Technician Hot Aisle Control Mode
  • SNMP or TCP/IP LAN Ethernet control/monitoring
  • Automatic Alarm Email with configuration
  • 1867 Cfm at 0.1" Static Pressure w/ DirectAire Al
  • Fail Safe Operation For 100% Opening In < 6 sec.
  • High speed integrated controller with PID Loop
  • Weight: 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
  • Aluminum Extruded frame with Aluminum covers
  • Black E-coat Finish
  • Single button Celsius unit conversion
  • 12 vane design split into 4 zones
  • Zone disabling for partially loaded racks
  • Simple Panel mounted Installation
  • 20" x 22.5" x 3.35" For Use in >6" FFH
  • 10VA Peak & 3VA Typical
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE IEEE 802.3af) - See Installation guide for additional PoE detail
  • Alternate:2.1x5.5mm center positive 5V min 2A

Tate floor panels are only compatible with Tate Raised Floor Systems. Please check your setup carefully - no returns or exchanges accepted. For larger quantities, please contact us

Tate SmartAire 19382 MZ

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Tate SmartAire MZ Application

Understanding & Managing Diverse & Variable Loads

Each rack in the data center is a constantly changing due to the processing demands of the IT hardware at a given time. The improved efficiency of IT hardware over time has increased the difference between idle power consumption and 100% utilization driving up load variability. This fact, coupled with the increasing use of cloud computing, will only serve to drive increased load variability in the rack on a minute by minute basis, making manual tuning of the airflow at the panel level impossible.

SmartAire Solves the Problem

The solution has been to provide enough air to accommodate the peak energy demands of the rack. This results in wasted bypass air and over-cooling during all less than peak conditions. SmartAire MZ measures the air temperatures at the face of the rack and adjusts the VAV damper to control the airflow. This ensures that the temperature at the face of the rack is never above the allowable set point provided by the user. When deployed using best practices, it offers the efficiency of aisle containment without rigid barriers and account for any local temperature fluctuations.

The BMS interface and DCIM integration allows for real time rack level monitoring. Allowing you to check the status of any unit and alter the settings from your desktop.

Static Pressure Control for Efficient Airflow in Contained Aisles

Constant airflow into a contained aisle with a variable load profile is inefficient. Tate's Aux-P (pressure sensing) module for the SmartAire MZ solves this situation. When servers enter idle mode they draw less air, causing static pressure in a contained aisle to increase. Under positive pressure excessive air will be forced through servers even if the fans are idle. SmartAire MZ Aux-P automatically modulates the dampers to control the static pressure in the aisle to a user defined set point.

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Airflow Performance Information (Paired with DirectAire Al)

CFM @ Static Pressure (in. wc)Panel Mounted
Closed100% Open(kW)

Airflow Performance Information (Paired with DirectAire)

CFM @ Static Pressure (in. wc)Hanger Installation
Closed100% Open(kW)

*Cooling capacities were calculated using the following formula:(CFM x Capture Index %) / 126(CFM needed to cool 1kW @ 25ºF ?T)= kW per rack.


  • 4 x 16' long Probe Temperature Trees
  • 10 x Black zip ties.
  • On-board Battery Backup


  • DirectAire®, DirectAire® X2 or DirectAire® Al
  • 4 x (5mmx5mm) Screws (for DirectAire® Al)
  • 2 x Hangers (for DirectAire® variants)
  • PoE Capable Switch or injector (IEEE 802.3af)
  • 1 x PoE and Network Cable (Plenum Rated CAT5)
  • DHCP Network for TCP/IP and SNMP


  • 24" Bolted Stringer Steel System
  • 60cm Bolted Stringer Steel System


  • DirectAire
  • DirectAire X2
  • DirectAire Al


  • United States: MET: UL 60950-1 2nd Edition
  • Canada: MET: CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 2nd Edition
  • European Union: MET: “CE"; EN 60950-1:2006 2nd Edition with Am. 1