Chatsworth Products Clarifies Industry Theories Surrounding Perforation and Cabinet Door Airflow
Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2012
Known globally for designing innovative thermal solutions for IT infrastructure, Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) continues to lead the way with its latest whitepaper, “Understanding How Cabinet Perforation Really Impacts Airflow.” CPI, a global manufacturer providing voice, data and security products, as well as service solutions that optimize, store and secure technology equipment, releases this whitepaper to clarify an ongoing debate about how perforation on data storage cabinet doors actually affects airflow.
As heat loads and their associated energy costs continue to rise for the world’s data centers, the need to optimize cooling and airflow at the cabinet level is becoming increasingly important. While it may seem logical that increasing a door’s perforation from 64 to 80 percent is one of the easiest ways to increase airflow, there are numerous other factors to consider in solving this problem. Studies at CPI’s Research, Development and Training Center in Georgetown, Texas revealed that pressure loss (or energy loss) is not only dependent on cabinet level perforation, but the total airflow through the perforation and the overall cross-sectional area of the perforation.
Data center technology develops at a rapid pace and new discoveries are uncovered each day, which is why there is more involved with cabinet airflow than just a single number. In fact, “Understanding How Cabinet Perforation Really Impacts Airflow” revealed that for a large cross sectional area, using door perforation at 64 percent did not impact airflow and there was no loss in performance, even at extreme density loads of 30 kW and above.
About Chatsworth Products, Inc.
Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) is a global manufacturer providing voice, data and security products and service solutions that optimize, store and secure technology equipment. CPI Products offer innovation, configurability, quality and value with a breadth of integrated system components, covering virtually all physical layer needs. Unequalled customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors, assures customers that CPI is dedicated to delivering products and services designed to meet their needs. Headquartered in the US, CPI operates global offices within the US, Mexico, Canada, China, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. CPI’s manufacturing facilities are located in the US, Asia and Europe.
CPI is listed with the General Services Administration (GSA) under Federal Supply Schedule IT 70. Products are also available through GSA Advantage and through Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), including GSA Connections and NITAAC-ECS III. (http://www.chatsworth.com/gov)
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