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How does a dirty air / dust filter effect the airflow and influence thermal capacity of a NetShelter CX cabinet?

Issue:
Dirty air/dust filters can negatively effect airflow.

Product Line:
NetShelter CX

Environment:
All versions and serial ranges.

Cause:
Dirty air / dust filter, needs cleaning.

Resolution:
When a NetShelter CX is fitted with a set of dust filters it is expected that the airflow will be reduced by 3%. This will have very little effect on the thermal capacity of the cabinet.
But, if the amount of dust collected by a set of filters is greater than 0.8 grams on a AR4018 or AR4024-series or 1.6 grams on a AR4038-series, then the thermal capacity will be reduced by at least 10 %.
To avoid this it's recommended that dust filter is cleaned at regular intervals.

Attached below please find the complete test report.

APC Hong Kong

Attachment(s)

20140324 Dust Filter Test Report.pdf20140324 Dust Filter Test Report.pdf [309.03 KB]
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