Gap seals aid data center cooling efficiency

The flexible seals with magnetic side trim close off half-inch to six-inch gaps between enclosures.

May 6th, 2013
The AirBlock Flexible Gap Seals from Simplex Isolation Systems feature magnetic side trim, which allows them to seal both sides of data center server enclosures. The seals can be used on gaps between a half-inch and six-inches wide.
The AirBlock Flexible Gap Seals from Simplex Isolation Systems feature magnetic side trim, which allows them to seal both sides of data center server enclosures. The seals can be used on gaps between a half-inch and six-inches wide.

The AirBlock Flexible Gap Seals from Simplex Isolation Systems help cooling efficiency inside a data center by closing off half-inch to six-inch gaps between server enclosures or closed-frame racks. The company explains the seals “attach to the racks with a flexible magnetic side trim. Squeeze the two magnet edges together and slide into the gap. The magnets seal to the sides of the racks, completing the installation. Trim the seal to fit the rack height with a knife or scissors.”

The seals are made of proprietary materials black PolySim polyurethane and black FlexSim PVC. Simplex says both materials are Class 1 fire-rated and meet NFPA 701 and NFPA 76 standards for data center applications. The company adds that PolySim is a non-outgassing material with permanent static-dissipative properties.

The FGS-784 model seals gaps from half-inch to three inches wide, and the FGS-1084 model fills gaps from half-inch to six inches wide. Both models come in standard heights of 84 inches. Custom heights are also available.

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