When it comes to large data centres, computer servers generate endless amounts of heat and ensuring the reduction and cooling of the space is paramount to effective workflow and safety. The heat that’s caused by servers requires a carefully controlled environment due to the complex and highly expensive equipment used for big data. With the likes of Racks, CRAC Units, DX and Power Distribution Units, it a necessity for secure data rooms to monitor and control air flow.
The demands for cooling systems and ventilation continues to rise with the introduction of more powerful processors, increases in components that need connections to a computer network and the demand for uptime, to name but a few.
Open Cell Polyurethane Foam
Zouch’s open cell flexible PU foam is used in many types of building applications and when it comes to critical data centre solutions, it’s designed as an air barrier to seal openings. It comes in 600mm x 600mm sheets by 50mm thickness and is perforated in cubes of 25mm x 25mm for ease of adapting its shape to fit around obstructions such as cabling. It’s a low cost solution that’s highly effective and easily installed making it perfect for raised flooring in data centres.
Controls air flow
Due to its open cell structure it works to improve cooling efficiency but at the same time reducing energy costs, specifically around cabling that needs to be tidy and secure, by preventing too much airflow. Our open cell foam also has a UL94 HF1 flame retardancy safeguard to protect personnel and equipment.
Prevents dust and debris
Open cell foam significantly reduces dust, debris and allergens and is mold growth resistant. It’s incredibly important to ensure that dust and debris isn’t exacerbated within data centres and is kept to bare minimum, with incoming air being ventilated around vast data centres.
Key features for open cell polyurethane
- Soft, sponge like material for ease of adjusting around obstacles
- Low cost due to its open cell structure (thus using less material)
- Available in grey.
- Flame Retardant UL94 HF-1
- Dust and debris free
- Install in minutes without the use of any tools or fasteners
- Readily available at Zouch Converters
- Comes in tiles for ease of installation and retains its shape over many years
At Zouch, our specialist open cell foam for can perform in even the most demanding conditions. Our in-house design and development engineers are constantly focused on optimum performance and cost effectiveness, whilst ensuring fundamental safety for personnel and protection of data.
Which is why you’ll find our smart, state-of-the-art products in the interior infrastructure cooling solutions worldwide. Get in touch with our expert team to discuss your specific application and we will support you from prototype to product or we can supply our readily available solutions.