Dec 16, 2020

Simple Cabling Steps to Help Airflow in DCs

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Overhead telecommunications cabling may improve cooling efficiency and is a best practice where ceiling heights will permit. This can substantially reduce airflow losses due to obstructions and turbulence caused by under floor cabling and cabling pathways. If telecommunications cabling is installed in an under floor space that is also used for cooling, the under floor air obstructions can be reduced by using network and cabling designs that minimize the need for under floor cabling, selecting cables with smaller diameters to minimize the volume of under floor cabling, designing the cabling pathways to minimize adverse impact on under floor airflow, routing cabling in hot aisles rather than cold aisles, designing the cabling layout such that the cabling routes are opposite to the direction of air flow so that at the origin of airflow there is the minimal amount of cabling to impede flow and properly sizing pathways and spaces to accommodate cables with minimal obstruction by using shallower and wider trays. 

Written by James Donovan

James Donovan is telecommunications and infrastructure professional with a massive wealth of experience achieved over 30 years in the industry and has a passion for training. James has worked with companies such as CommScope, Avaya, Alcatel, Lucent and AT&T, building learning programs and solutions that have delivered market-leading training to partners and learners around the world.

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