The PlenaForm baffle system is a passive and contributory holistic solution that can be easily installed as an effective “VUF” or vertical under floor partitioning system, to direct air flow within the plenum space. PlenaForm baffles direct the source of the cold air from the CRAC units to where the air is or is not needed.
Velocity is the time rate of motion, therefore velocity pressure is the pressure caused by air in motion. When air from a CRAC unit is forced through a partitioned air flow space, static pressure is created. Without dedicated partitioning, as the air moves further away from a CRAC unit, the air velocity decreases. To maintain velocity pressure to particular ‘hot zones’, PlenaForm baffles help maintain the static pressure further away from a CRAC unit and is a simple solution to cool thermal hot spots in information technology equipment centers.