March 2017 - Chatsworth Products’ New Raised Floor Grommet Mitigates Bypass Airflow with Efficient, Affordable Design

Chatsworth Products’ New Raised Floor Grommet Mitigates Bypass Airflow with Efficient, Affordable Design

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., March 3, 2017 — Chatsworth Products (CPI) recently introduced its newly designed Raised Floor Grommet, which features an extra barrier to better block bypass airflow—a best practice for today’s data centers.Raised Floor Grommet - 13671P_ALONE_RGB72.jpg

CPI’s Raised Floor Grommet features a dual-layer brush and integrated EPDM (synthetic elastomer) membrane that forms a superior seal around cable bundles, preventing the waste of conditioned air, which commonly referred to as “bypass airflow.” Bypass airflow is detrimental to the efficiency of a data center, as it leads to hot spots and an increased burden on the cooling system, ultimately leading to higher infrastructure costs.

“We are excited to offer our new Raised Floor Grommet to the data center market. The additional EPDM membrane between the brush layers provides a superior seal to traditional raised floor grommets that utilize a brush-only approach,” states Duke Robertson, CPI Product Manager of Open Systems.

The split, two-piece design of the Raised Floor Grommet is particularly well-suited for retrofit applications as it can be installed around existing cable bundles without disrupting the network. Additionally, the frame and sealing components are made from durable materials that will not break or deform from repeated use.

CPI’s Raised Floor Grommet is a simple and economical solution that effectively supports industry-recognized best practices for airflow management in the data center. For more information, visit the product page.


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 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, and a global network of industry-leading distributors.

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 (

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