Blanking panels

Minimising air leakage

Blanking off unused rack space plays an important role in the data centre eco-system as it prevents hot server exhaust air from recirculating to the front of the cabinet where it can cause hot spots and bypass airflow or be taken back through the installed equipment; helping to prolong server life.

Investing in blanking panels minimises air leakage through empty space within racks and reduces cooling loads by minimising recirculation.

  • Reduce/remove hot spots and bypass airflow by preventing equipment exhaust air or hot-aisle air from migrating to the conditioned air-intake stream at the front of the cabinet.
  • Deliver lower temperature conditioned air to the upper third of the cabinet, typically the hottest area and most prone to equipment failure.
  • Control airflow to save energy by adjusting cooling unit setpoints.

They also have the potential to remove/reduce hotspots and increase reliability through lower load on cooling units.

At 2bm we offer a range of in-house solutions made from fire retardant foamex board using well-known products such as HotLoK and PlenaFill. These conveniently snap into place without the need for tools.

HotLoK blanking panels provide a 99+% effective seal in IT equipment cabinets and are designed for both 1U and 2U openings.

One solution for quickly and cost-effectively blanking off large areas of unused space to eliminate the unrestricted recirculation of hot air is PlenaFill.

PlenaFill panels are available in 27U lightweight sheets scored at 1U intervals making it possible to break off the required number of U to be installed.

All blanking panels meet or exceed data centre standards.

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Advice on the best type of blanking panel to suit your business

Many brands of blanking panels

Different solutions dependent on requirements

Full rack height branded panels which are great for redundant cabinets

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