There is an increasing demand for data, so it is essential to optimise cooling to ensure equipment runs at full capacity. As an integral part of the cooling system, blanking panels cover empty places to present a clean and professional look while sealing racks and preventing hot or cold air leakage.
Control Airflow with Blanking Panels for Server Racks
Blanking panels are an elegant yet simple solution to blanking off empty space to hide unsightly cables with your server racks. There are several different types of blanking panels, including hinged, tool-less fast-installation and vented, which guide airflow effectively within racks and aisles.
Also referred to as filler panels, blanking panels are vital for maintaining rack-cooling airflow. The blank rack panels help data centres reach their power usage effectiveness targets. Failure to manage temperature can result in extended downtime, maintenance, and expensive equipment failures.
Blanking panels work by preventing cold and hot air mixing, which improves equipment performance. They are manufactured in different sizes, covering one unused rack unit (RU or U) or several. The vented barrier prevents hot exhaust air from recirculating within the rack; they reduce vibration and noise pollution and increase network server rack rigidity and stability.
Full rack blanking panel kit: Reducing exhaust air recirculation and bypass airflow, these blanking panels seal up to 50U of opening in server racks. They create a contained server rack environment by eliminating gaps.
Hotlok 1u blank panel: Sealing openings in IT equipment cabinets, these blanking panels optimise airflow and reduce hot spots. The filler panel prevents hot aisle and equipment exhaust air from moving to the conditioned air intake stream.
Hotlok 2u blank panel: These control airflow by sealing the opening in IT equipment cabinets. The rack blanking plates effectively reduce hot spots by preventing hot aisle air and equipment exhaust air from moving into the conditioned air intake stream, located at the cabinet’s front.
Hotlok Switch Fix: Sitting on the top and back portion of the network server rack, preventing cold aisle air from traveling from the rack front to the network switch’s intake side.
Hotlok Side Rail Fixing Kit: This product seals the gaps between the sides of cabinets and the mounting rails. By doing this, they maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the cooling infrastructure by reducing exhaust air recirculation and bypass airflow.
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