Containment System Products

Since 2009, AIRSEAL® has been the industry leader and innovator in containment systems for Data Centers and Clean Rooms. We’ve installed thousands of containment systems throughout the country, often coming up with custom, creative solutions where other containment providers said it couldn’t be done.

Why Containment?

Hot aisle and cold aisle positioning in the data center has been standard procedure for years. But recently data center managers, seeking the opportunity for more efficiencies, have added the containment component to this formula. By partitioning hot and cold aisles and preventing air to mix and compromise temperatures, containment improves IT equipment intake air temperature and creates a data center environment that affects improvements in energy efficiency, cooling capacity and operating costs.

Through containment, data center managers report increasingly efficient use of the same or less cooling and as much as 50% in energy savings in some instances. Like any technology, though, results can be maximized by some planning and forethought. It is recommended that data center managers examine the available containment approaches and align these with the data center’s site specific infrastructure requirements to secure the greatest efficiencies and enable modular, scalable and affordable growth.

Benefits

Containment makes existing cooling and power infrastructure more effective.

Containment allows data center managers to expand infrastructure, cooling loads and data processing in controlled modules as demand grows.

With fast and easy deployment, containment enables a high-capacity data center in a short period of time.

With containment, users see instant results and an average return on investment in as little as 1 year.

Hot Aisle vs. Cold Aisle

Hot Aisle Containment

In this approach, the hot aisle is contained to keep hot air in that aisle
and cold air out. This approach allows the air conditioning units to receive hot air only from the hot aisles.

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Allows cooling systems to run at a higher set point—reduces operating costs.

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Improves the delta-T between the return and supply temperatures improving efficiency of cooling units.

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Not as effective at increasing cool airflow volume to servers.

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Ducting and/or return/plenum usually needed.

Cold Aisle Containment

In a cold aisle containment approach, conditioned air sent into the cold aisle is contained to ensure that only that air flows into the air intakes of rackmounted IT devices. The cold aisle is contained to keep cold air in and hot air out.

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Reduces over-cooling.

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Easy to implement—does not require any additional architecture.

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Ensures consistent cold air delivery and enables higher rack densities.

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The room temperature outside of the cold aisle may be uncomfortably hot.

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Temperature effects on noncontained free standing critical equipment must be considered

Containment System products

AS Sliding Doors

AS Sliding Doors

The ultimate blend of elegance, functionality, durability, and aesthetics.

AS Swing Doors

AS Swing Doors

Designed to maintain hot and cold aisles seal integrity, AIRSEAL swing doors boast custom extruded frames and durable materials engineered to withstand the demands of data center environments.

AS 800 Sidelight Panels

AS 800 Sidelight Panels

AIRSEAL’s AS 800 panels, housed within lightweight yet durable aluminum alloy frames, offer an elegant solution for containment end-of-aisle sidelights as well as for our ColoSUITES® wall systems.

AS 100 Rigid Panels

AS 100 Rigid Panels

AS 100 is AIRSEAL’s medium duty panel system ideal for CRAC/CRAH hoods, single or dual rack chimneys. and situations where a more economical sidelight option is appropriate.

Aisle Cap Ceiling Grid

Aisle Cap Ceiling Grid

AIRSEAL’s innovative Aisle Cap Ceiling Grids come pre-assembled and are designed to fit seamlessly into a multitude of containment configurations.