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Chatsworth Products Clarifies Industry Theories Surrounding Perforation and Cabinet Door Airflow

Perf Doors, Does It Really MatterWESTLAKE VILLAGE, California, US – 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 
At Chatsworth Products (CPI), it is our mission to address today’s critical IT infrastructure needs with products and services that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communication technology. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customization that will give you a competitive advantage. At CPI, our passion works for you. With over two decades of engineering innovative IT physical layer solutions for the Fortune 500 and multinational corporations, CPI can respond to your business requirements with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. Headquartered in the United States, CPI operates from multiple sites worldwide, including offices in Mexico, Canada, China, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CPI’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Asia and Europe.

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).

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