Cold Aisle Containment
What are the benefits of cold aisle containment?
Cold aisle containment (CAC) above all promotes energy efficiency in the data center. It is most important to first identify hot spots in server rows. Accordingly creating an environment where consistent airflow eliminates those hot spots is essential.
The delivery of cold airflow to the server row is achieved through the use of high flow perforated floor tiles. Additionally, in some cases the use of an in-row cooling solution is effective.
Using a CAC approach ultimately prevents cold air from mixing with hot air, enclosing the cold air to the front of the server and exhausting the warm air from the back. This method allows equipment to run more efficiently and use less power.
Cool Shield Aisle Containment Components
Data Center Aisle Containment Panels
The Cool Shield sliding vertical panels design provides exceptional sealing capabilities and similarly high aesthetics of a solid panel solution without restricting access to the cables behind the containment panels.
Data Center Aisle Containment Doors
Sliding, hinged and strip doors are resilient alternatives for closing entry to your hot or cold aisle.
Overlapping vertical strips provide effective and efficient approach to sealing aisle entry way.
Double sliding door system provides attractive and functional containment to aisle entry ways.
Self-closing sliding door system provides attractive and cost-effective containment to aisle entry ways.
Self-closing hinged door system provides attractive and functional containment to aisle entry ways.
Hinged door solution provides high performance and equally important superior aesthetics to your aisle entry ways.
Aisle Containment Data Center Flexible Strip Curtains
Flexible Strip Curtains provide data centers with high utility while minimizing air leakage.
Flexible strip curtain doors for the aisle entry way feature a wider overlap and can be outfitted with weights to prevent separation. Aisle containment strip curtains can be used in both hot and cold aisle systems.
Effective and efficient vertical strip curtains overlap, to separate data center aisle supply and exhaust air.
Create a cost effective floor to ceiling partition wall to separate active from inactive spaces in the data center.
NEW Cool Shield Self Supported Containment System.
The new self supported containment system from Cool Shield is ideal for installations without existing support from cabinets or an overhead ceiling. Furthermore, the self supported system is used for hot or cold aisle containment configurations. Most important, the cornerstone of the self supported containment system is the heavy-duty Matrix vertical post which attaches the containment frame, doors and cable tray supports. The system is thus configured as fixed panel, sliding panel, ceiling panel or flexible strip containment. Moreover, posts also provide vertical support for hinged aisle entry doors.
Cool Shield is the most flexible Aisle Containment system available.
A variety of flexible strips and solid panels used with the Cool Shield channel to create the aisle containment barrier. First, overlapping flexible strips used above server cabinets and in aisle entry ways. Furthermore, ASTM E84 Class A strips available for compliance with NFPA 75. Likewise, solid panels are used vertically from cabinet to ceiling or across the aisle to form a ceiling. Finally, our panels meet UL94, ASTM E84 Class A and FM 4910 ratings are available.
In addition to being highly functional and customizable, Cool Shield is extremely cost competitive compared to other aisle containment systems. As a result, high volume manufacturing of our exclusive designs for channel extrusions, brackets, gaskets and other accessories keeps our component costs low.