EIS offers scalable solutions for Hot / Cold Containment in today's data centers. The benefits of containment are;
Reduce your TCO and increase energy efficiency in the Data Center
Stop Hot and Cold air mixing
Increase Server efficiency
Reduce inefficient oversupply of Cold Air (60-70% of cold air is wasted)
Increase free cooling days
Works for both legacy and new data racks
The system consists of passive and active chimneys, end of row/aisle double doors and overhead ceiling panels . This reduces the back pressure and damaging heat that can rob your system of performance and increase likely hood of extra over cooling and higher operating costs.
The Hot Aisle Containment Solution is to capture the hot exhaust from IT equipment and direct it to the CRAC or CRAH units as quickly as possible. This can be achieved by either of two solutions- the ROOM or THE CHIMNEY. The Mainly two types of systems achieve containment: Similar to cold aisle containment, the ROOM method works to separate the hot aisle with aluminum extruded framework and co-poly thermal plastic panels. The “chimney” method uses special server racks with chimneys to direct hot exhaust into the return air system or overhead plenum.
Cold Aisle Containment attempts to isolate the cold air in a “room” of its own. By using containment curtains, metal, or other similar barrier, the cooling air is concentrated at the equipment intake. The cold air must pass through the server racks, cooling the equipment, before entering the rest of the room. The intent of cold aisle containment is to cool the IT equipment, not the whole room, with targeted cooling at the equipment inlet.