2-Space blank panel with flanged edges, for 19" rack stands. These panels block off unused shelves on your rack, this in turn helps the cooling unit regualte the temperature of the rack and stop your processors overheating.
From a cooling perspective, it does not matter what material your panels are made of, as long as they cover the open rack unit space and prevent hot air from recirculating to the front of the rack.
The most straightforward justification for using blanking panels is made by looking at the rack-level power usage when blanking panels are not used. A CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) model was constructed to predict temperatures resulting from a missing 1U server with no blanking panel covering the void. Without the blanking panel, hot exhaust was free to recirculate back through the rack and into the adjacent servers. This picture shows the CFD model results, displayed as a side view of the rack. The model predicts that it affects the two servers above and below the gap. The increased temperatures experienced by the adjacent servers cause the internal fans in each server to speed up to compensate. This results in increased energy usage and lower efficiency.
- Height: 8.9 cm) (2 rack space (3.5")
- Color: Black