Thick PVC aisle containment strip curtains were the first material used for aisle containment in the data center. They are inexpensive, easily cut to adjust to obstacles and quite effective at preventing air mixing. However, fire rating and out gassing concerns have forced a shift to thinner, higher rated strip. Consequently, these lighter strips are less effective because they easily separate when faced with air pressure. As a result, the Cool Shield Flexible Strip solution maintains all the benefits of using vertical strips while improving effectiveness with a two-tier design.
The Most Flexible Aisle Containment Data Center Curtain Solution
The top-tier of the Aisle Containment Curtain system is framed with the versatile Cool Shield channel with the bottom just above the tallest cabinet. Similarly, overlapping curtain strips are affixed at the top and bottom of the Aisle Containment System to prevent air loss due to separation. In addition, reclosable fasteners at the bottom of the curtain allow access to cables.
Overlapping strip curtains are attached to the bottom channel. Small strips are likewise cut to the tops of shorter cabinets or longer strips to the floor are used for aisle entry ways and for gaps in the row. Furthermore, the longer strips attached to the lower channel are less likely to separate than strips attached to the ceiling.
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