Data Centers

Data center redesign project

Old cabling methods for raised access floors (2 of 6)

Because access floors are used as pathways for cabling, NEC specifies maximum fill percentage not to exceed 40%. Excess cabling also restricts air flow through the plenum floor, thus creating problems dissipating the excessive heat generated by data center equipment.

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