Cabling and wiring can interfere with airflow and cooling by blocking hot and cold air pathways.

In addition to vast improvements in equipment energy efficiency, part of what has reduced the data center’s carbon footprint is structured cabling.

Structured cabling is a standardized breakdown of entire campus or building’s cabling into cable subsystems to better distribute electrical load across hardware. As a result, there is significantly more wiring to accommodate within facility fixtures and rooms.

The following options can decrease the likelihood of airflow blockage from cabling:

  • Install small-density cables that are more flexible, thinner, and lighter
  • Utilize cable managers that work horizontally and vertically
  • Place blanking panels and brushes to better direct hot and cold air
  • Enforce strategic equipment placement within cabinets and consoles

To speak with a data center cable management specialist, contact Critical Facilities Solutions today.

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