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Polargy Rack Top Baffle CFD Study

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CFD analysis by Polargy customer shows rack top baffles help eliminate hot spots. The customer did open top cold aisle containment with 18" rack top baffles.

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Polargy Rack Top Baffle CFD Study

  1. 1. Q: Does Partial Height Containment Work? A: Yes.
  2. 2. Partial Height Containment Architecture POLARGY WE KEEP THE CLOUD COOLTM
  3. 3. Partial Height CFD Analysis BASE LINE 562 kW of heat load 164 racks Slab floor CRAH Galleries 18” Rack Top Baffles POLARGY WE KEEP THE CLOUD COOLTM
  4. 4. CFD Test #1 No containment RESULTS Hot spots Recirculation over cabinets 16 non-compliant cabinets Inlet temps > 89.6°F POLARGY WE KEEP THE CLOUD COOLTM
  5. 5. CFD Test #2 Rack Top Baffles & No Doors RESULTS 18” Rack Top Baffles Significant improvement Non-compliant cabinets reduced from 16 to 2 POLARGY WE KEEP THE CLOUD COOLTM
  6. 6. RESULTS 18” Rack Top Baffles Aisle End Doors 100% compliance CFD Test #3 Rack Top Baffles with Doors POLARGY WE KEEP THE CLOUD COOLTM
  7. 7. CFD Conclusions •  Partial height containment eliminated recirculation in the CFD modeling. •  Today, the room is operating within the Service Level Agreement terms with no cabinets out of compliance. Site’s Data Center Manager, “Just a side note - the baffles work great.” POLARGY WE KEEP THE CLOUD COOLTM
  8. 8. PolarPlexTM Rack Top Baffle Quickly and economically install partial height containment with PolarPlexTM Rack Top Baffles. POLARGY WE KEEP THE CLOUD COOLTM Learn more at: www.polargy.com

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