HotLok® blanking panels, from Upsite Technologies, a division of Aquila, are a range of 1U or 2U blanking panels that have a unique touch-tight design.
The design prevents hot air leakage by eliminating the gap between adjoining blanking panels or the rack mounted equipment. HotLok blanking panels also feature in-built finger grips which makes installation and removal easier, they are also available with the HotLok Temperature Strip built-in which provides a visual guide as to the temperature at that rack location, helping to indentify problematic areas that might be being affected by hot spots.
Using blanking panels follows the 4R’s of airflow management, which defines how managing airflow at raised floor, rack, row and room levels, will enable optimisation of cooling systems.
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