Rackmount Cooling & Thermal Management

Temperature directly affects the reliability and service life of electronic equipment. Our cooling and thermal management accessories can integrate both fans and heat exchanges depending on your requirements and needs, and direct airflow as required through your electronic cabinet / enclosure.

Although there is no single “secret”, you should always plan ahead. Always visit the site where the enclosure is to be installed to assess weather conditions and air quality. Use materials best suited to the site environment and ones that naturally lend themselves to heat dissipation.

There are generally two types of thermal management: passive and active.

What are passive thermal management solutions?

Passive solutions should be part of the installation phase. But they involve modifying the installation:

  • Increasing the size of the enclosure – saves up to 50% of energy
  • Locating the enclosure in an environment that is conducive to optimal heat dissipation
  • Changing the layout of power loads and repositioning cables carefully
  • Managing air flows by leaving enough space between devices and using natural convection and ventilation with grilles

Wherever possible, use passive solutions first because they make the most of the natural properties. They also tend to be cheaper and more practical.

What are active thermal management solutions?

Active solutions use technology to control heat or heat-related effects. They include:

  • Thermal control device
  • Forced convection with fans
  • Ventilators and air-conditioners
  • Air-water and air-air exchangers
  • Resistance heaters

Fans & Cooling

Features & Specifications:

  • 19″ x 9″
  • CFM capacity range: 225 to 880
  • Operating voltage: 115 and 230
  • Quiet, vibration-free operation
  • Versatile mounting options, including retma rails

Standard part number: 150-417

rackmount cooling accessory: fans


Air Filter Kits

Features & Specifications:

  • All panels are washable and reusable
  • Made with an aluminum frame and unigrid support
  • Available in various sizes; 8″ x 17″ is standard
  • Filter media is 3/8 thick grey quadrafoam, 45 PPI U.L. 94 HF-1 rated

Standard part number: 220-0276

rackmount cooling accessory: air filter kits


Louvered & Razorback Panels

Features & Specifications:

  • Each louver is punched at 30 degree angle to minimize air impedance & provide watershed protection
  • 3.2 sq. in. of open area for air flow
  • Available in full height or as a singular panel (18″ x 21″)

Standard part number: 51-528-4 & 51-503-72-1

rackmount cooling accessory: louvered panel