5/3/2013 9:55:09 AM
The 2013 AFCOM Data Center World Conference and Expo concluded yesterday after providing five days of some of the industry's best speakers, vendors, and networking activities.
Attendees had the opportunity to attend more than 80 presentations, with one of the most popular being a presentation by Chatsworth Products (CPI) focusing on air containment strategies.
"Architecture vs. Airflow: How Containment Strategies Stack Up to Facilities' Challenges," presented by CPI Global Technology Manager Ian Seaton, was standing room only. It was so popular, in fact, that it was presented a second time the following day as noted Data Center World's daily update, "Session Added: Due to attendee demand and exceeding room capacity, we are repeating the following session: FM 6.7 Architecture vs. Airflow: How Containment Strategies Stack Up to Facilities Challenges".
Interested in what you may have missed? Attend one our free Data Center Seminars or visit our Aisle Containment Solutions web page for a solution overview. Have a question about aisle containment strategies? Leave a comment below or contact us at 800-834-4969.
2/6/2013 10:01:57 AM
This April 28 – May 2, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada plays host to the 2013 AFCOM Data Center World Conference and Expo. As the largest global event of its kind, Data Center World is the premier and leading educational conference for data center professionals, RCDDs, contractors and IT infrastructure providers alike.
If you are attending, be sure to stop by and visit Chatsworth Products (CPI) at booth 313. Additionally, CPI is proud to part of this year’s conference with a special presentation, “Architecture vs. Airflow: How Containment Strategies Stack Up to Facilities Challenges” delivered by CPI’s Global Technical Manager, Ian Seaton.
The presentation will be delivered Tuesday, April 30 at 9:30 am. Attend the session and get proven answers to the ongoing debate about which containment is the most efficient, and how they relate to the following variables: retrofits vs. existing, overhead obstacles, power and data cable distribution pathways, lighting, fire suppression, air supply delivery, room comfort, raised floors and high density applications.
Do you have questions you’d like to see answered during the presentation or in this blog? Use the comment feature below and let us know!
1/30/2013 8:40:47 AM
Chatsworth Products (CPI), in partnership with Graybar, will be presenting a 40-minute webinar on Thursday, February 21 at 10:30 a.m. CDT that focuses on the considerations for planning optimum data center cooling.
Discussion points include:
- The seven key performance benefits of data center airflow containment
- The relative merits of each of the three basic strategies for containment
- Suggestions for choosing a strategy appropriate to application situations
and business considerations
The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the new ASHRAE guidelines on how to select the optimum operating temperature for a data center.
Join Ian Seaton, CPI's Global Technology Manager to get all the details. It will be 40 minutes well spent! The first 50 attendees to register will receive a coffee e-gift card following the presentation. Space is limited, so register early.
1/9/2013 10:26:07 AM
Chatsworth Products recently added the GF-Series GlobalFrame® Cabinet to its list of Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD) approved products. This will be especially good news for CPI partners and customers in California where OSHPD products are required to meet building codes that address the area's seismic activity.
The GlobalFrame Cabinet is an easy-to-use, cost effective, computer and network equipment storage cabinet that complies with data center, computer room and premise network equipment room requirements. GlobalFrame supports high-density applications using CPI Passive Cooling® Solutions. It is available in 30 popular frame sizes, several of which are stocked for quick shipment.
You can download the GlobalFrame OSHPD document from the Support and Downloads section of our website.
12/11/2012 3:11:25 PM
Chatsworth Products would like to wish our customers and colleagues a very happy holiday. Please take note of some important holiday closings.
All US CPI operations will be closed* on the following dates:
- Monday - Dec. 24, 2012
- Tuesday - Dec. 25, 2012
- Monday – Dec. 31, 2012
- Tuesday – Jan. 1, 2013
All company functions will resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
*Please note that while normal production and office duties will be suspended during this holiday break, CPI Customer Service and Technical Support will still be available on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 through Friday December 28, 2012 at 1-800-834-4969 or via email for your emergency needs. Also note that all CPI international offices observe and celebrate the official holidays of those respective countries as well.
From all CPI employee owners, we wish you and yours a very happy Holiday Season and a healthy and prosperous New Year!
12/4/2012 9:15:23 AM
CPI Global Technology Manager Ian Seaton and Field Application Engineer John Thompson will team up to during the 2013 BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition for a presentation entitled: “Turn Up the Heat: How to Reduce Costs through Airflow Containment and New ASHRAE Guidelines.” Offering a pathway toward reduced cooling costs in data centers through airflow containment and the new ASHRAE recommendations for higher set points on cooling equipment, the presentation will be held Monday, Jan. 21, from 1:30-4:30pm. The official seminar description is as follows:
The only way to balance the rising tide of energy consumption by US data centers is to maximize cooling efficiency. This presentation describes specific methods for containing a data center’s airflow on the cable, cabinet and aisle level, and how those strategies lead to reduced operating costs. Of the numerous factors that help optimize these containment strategies, having higher set points on cooling equipment is one of the most important. This approach fits hand in hand with the expanded ASHRAE environmental guidelines for IT equipment, which state there are specific financial rewards connected to allowing higher temperatures in the data center. A brief overview of ASHRAE’s new “Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments” will be followed by an in-depth explanation of the handbook’s new flow charts—an ideal tool for determining a personalized ROI based on higher set points and how they relate to specific applications.
The 2013 BICSI Winter Conference will be held in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 20-24. CPI will also be exhibiting at this conference in Booth # 701. For more information on attending this conference or for additional information about this seminar, visit www.bicsi.org.
11/14/2012 2:17:43 PM
In a recent data center survey conducted by the Uptime Institute, a majority 78 percent of large companies indicated that cold and hot aisle containment were at the top of their list for power-saving strategies within the next 12 months.
According to Uptime Institute’s Director of Content and Publications, Matt Stansberry, “airflow containment deployments are an increasingly common and cost-effective solution for isolating the hot and cold aisles,” furthering illustrating that many in the industry are now ready to move past if and decide on when it’s time to reclaim energy savings in the data center using containment.
Leading this charge for energy efficiency are Aisle Containment Solutions by CPI, now available for the first-time ever in a series of standard part number offerings and configurations, including:
Hot exhaust air from IT equipment is isolated in the hot aisle and directed back to the CRAC/CRAH through a Vertical Exhaust Duct. In this configuration, cooling units are not working to regulate temperature increases from high density switches and servers, thereby reducing waste, and ultimately, money.
Ideal for colocation facilities and data centers with either a concrete or slab floor requiring easy roll-in/roll-out capabilities, this solution features a quality-crafted frame support that includes self-closing doors at each end of the aisle and a vertical exhaust duct within an independent frame that allows for a mix of cabinets with varying heights to be easily added and removed.
An excellent choice for retrofits, spaces with minimal ceiling height and small footprints, this solution isolates a room’s cold air supply and confines it to an entirely closed off area targeted at cooling IT equipment instead of the room. The fronts of cabinets face each other as they would in a typical cold aisle design, but the addition of CPI self-closing doors on each end of the aisle and ceiling panels across adjacent cabinet rows create a complete segregation of hot and cold air.
All configurations support 4x higher heat and power densities (6 kW to 30+ kW) and pair with a variety of thermal management accessories including cabinet to floor seal kits, snap-in filler panels, air dam kits, AisleLok™ Acrycell™ Sealing Tape and KoldLok® Raised Floor Grommets just to name a few.
Additionally, if your project requires a special design that utilizes elements of any of the standard offerings above, CPI’s team of specialists will work with you to create the perfect, custom solution.
Visit the Aisle Containment Solutions webpage to access a comprehensive six-page Aisle Containment Sales sheet, browse an assortment of detailed application sheets, read our latest white paper on “How Much Containment is Enough?” and see more photos and videos of our Aisle Containment solutions in action.