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May 2012 - Chatsworth Products Clarifies Industry Theories Surrounding Perforation and Cabinet Door Airflow

Perf Doors, Does It Really MatterWESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., May 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.

For more details, download this free whitepaper at www.chatsworth.com/download-white-paper.

About Chatsworth Products

Chatsworth Products (CPI) is a global manufacturer of products and solutions that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communications technology for IT and industrial automation applications. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customization, giving you a competitive advantage. With decades of experience engineering thermal, power and cable management solutions for the data center, enterprise networking and industrial enclosure markets, CPI is well positioned to provide you with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. CPI has three key focuses: thermal management for equipment secured in racks; site optimization through remote monitoring of power, environmentals and access control; and customization of enclosures, equipment storage and cable management solutions to meet customer and site-specific requirements. CPI’s broad offering includes: Cabinet, Containment and Industrial Enclosure Systems, Cable Management, Cable Runway and Tray, Environmental Monitoring and Security, Grounding and Bonding, Power Management, Rack Systems, Seismic Protection Systems, Wall-Mount Systems and Zone Cabling and Wireless Enclosures. Additionally, CPI provides free apps and online design tools, including BIM and CAD models, Product Designers, technical trainings, free webinars, and much more.

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 (www.chatsworth.com/gov).

©2019 Chatsworth Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Chatsworth Products, Clik-Nut, CPI, CPI Passive Cooling, Secure Array, eConnect, Evolution, GlobalFrame, MegaFrame, QuadraRack, RMR, Saf-T-Grip, SeismicFrame, SlimFrame, Motive, TeraFrame and Velocity are federally registered trademarks of Chatsworth Products. EuroFrame, CUBE-iT and Simply Efficient are trademarks of Chatsworth Products. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.

Raissa Carey
Public Relations
Email: rcarey@chatsworth.com
Public Relations
Phone: 512-591-9525