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Understanding How Cabinet Door Perforation Impacts Airflow

BICSI News September 2011

Travis North, Thermal Design Manager, Chatsworth Products, Inc. Printed in BICSI News, September/October 2011

There's long been a debate that the higher you climb in cabinet door perforation percentage, the better your airflow, and in turn, the better your ability to support high-density heat loads (30 kW and beyond). This has helped push the envelope towards 80 percent perforation in some cabinet models. But is it true? Does a higher cabinet perforation of 80 percent really optimize airflow that much better than a closer-to-standard 64 percent cabinet door? Read on to find out.