data center airflow containment

The Challenge…

Aside from the IT equipment itself, the lion’s share of power consumption in data centers is attributed to cooling. Today’s high-performance computing requires a lot of energy, which produces a lot of heat that if not managed effectively, significantly reduces the life and reliability of that computing hardware.

Bypass airflow—incoming cool air that bypasses the front air intake side of computer equipment, and hot air recirculation—hot exhaust air that makes its way to the air intake side of computer equipment, are common challenges in data centers. These airflow problems translate into wasted energy, increased costs, and reduced computer equipment performance and life.

The Solution…

By containing with physical barriers either the hot aisles (hot exhaust air side of computer equipment) or the cold aisles (intake side of computer equipment), incoming cool air does not mix with hot exhaust air. Properly isolating the hot or cold aisles in this way optimizes cooling effectiveness, improves efficiency of the cooling system, increases cooling capacity, saves energy and money, and improves computer equipment performance and longevity.

Containing either the hot aisles or the cold aisles is a standard, necessary element of any data center. By creating physical barriers that contain airflow within either the hot aisles or cold aisles, rack energy densities can be higher, and overall energy cost savings of 30% are typical.

The solution is simple in approach, not always so simple to execute.

AIRSEAL’s Approach…

Each AIRSEAL hot aisle/cold aisle containment solution is custom-built to our clients’ specific needs and data center configuration. AIRSEAL’s containment systems utilize our own time-tested, in-house designed components that we manufacture in the USA.

When we started offering data center containment systems in 2009, we designed our products and components specifically for data center containment. Since then, we have made further innovations in product design so that our systems continue to be the best in quality, adaptability, effectiveness, and ease of installation. We proudly put our product up against any in the industry.

AIRSEAL’s Data Center Containment Offerings…

Hot Aisle Containment

Hot Isle Containment encloses the aisle with the exhaust side of the computing equipment and the return air grilles or plenum…

Cold Aisle Containment

Cold Aisle Containment encloses the data center aisles with the air intake side of the computing equipment and the incoming cool …

ColoSUITES®

Enhanced Security and Space Separation with Custom Wall Systems…

CageSEAL®

Seamless Integration of Hot or Cold Aisle Containment for Colo Cages…