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Passive Cooling in the Data Center with CPI

by Julie Clark on May 23, 2014

As bandwidth demands continue to increase, temperature management has become critical to monitoring energy efficiency and maintaining uptime. Implementing a cooling and airflow solution is a vital step in the design of a data center: by separating hot and cold air, you achieve higher operating efficiencies while simultaneously lowering construction and ongoing energy costs. Partnering with Accu-Tech will ensure your facility realizes the energy efficient and operational cost benefits that accompany modern airflow management solutions.

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Passive cooling techniques utilize the latest in pressure differentials and ventilation pathways within the data center to ensure that equipment stays at appropriate temperatures. Cabling often leaves openings in floors and cabinets, allowing heated and chilled air to mix. Sealing integral cabinet and floor openings is the first step towards creating a truly efficient passive cooling system. Isolation between chilled and heated air maximizes cooling efficiency throughout the data center and ultimately lowers your energy costs. Even at the aisle level, it is vital to create rows for isolation using cold and hot aisle containment solutions to preserve the temperature of the environment.

Passive cooling solutions allow for a consistent temperature throughout the data center and can reduce cooling costs by up to 90%. In addition to lower construction costs, over time passive systems can save significantly on total data center energy costs. Because 100% of the HVAC cool air supplied is utilized, the thermostat in the data center can be set higher- reducing energy consumption even more.


Chatsworth Products (CPI) is a global manufacturer providing voice, data and security products and service solutions that optimize, store and secure technology equipment. Central to the success of CPI has been the total solutions approach to cooling concerns in the data center. For over thirty years, Accu-Tech and CPI have provided the most reliable solutions to protect your assets and provide the newest technologies available to your data center.  Partner with CPI and Accu-Tech to ensure your organization can take advantage of the opportunities that an integrated airflow management solution can offer.


Learn more about the benefits of passive cooling in this informational video: 

To learn more about CPI and passive cooling solutions, contact us today!

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