What are the benefits of Aisle containment in Data Centres

Aisle containment solutions are designed to optimise performance and reduce operating costs for data centres. They utilise innovative technology to manage airflow by eliminating by-pass air. The solutions are easily installed in existing and new data centres and are both cost effective and energy efficient.

The Efficiency Benefits of Aisle Containment

The hot or cold aisle containment solution provides a number of efficiency benefits to a data centre environment.

  • Cooling systems may be set at a higher supply temperature whilst maintaining safe operating temperatures. Without aisle containment, the danger of hotspots means that cooling systems need to be set at much lower temperatures. Hot spots frequently occur when cold air streams pick up heat before they reach the IT equipment. Aisle containment ensures that the air temperature at the IT inlet is the same as the air temperature at the cooling unit. The ability to operate at higher supply temperatures provides substantial energy savings.
  • Economiser mode hours can be increased. During periods when the outdoor temperatures are lower than indoor temperatures, the economiser mode turns off the cooling system compressor to save energy. As aisle containment raises the set point temperature of the cooling systems, the number of hours during which the economiser mode kicks is increased.
  • Humidification / dehumidification costs are reduced. As aisle containment allows the raising of air supply temperatures, the cooling system can operate above the dewpoint temperature. When the air supply is above the dewpoint temperature, it will not remove humidity from the air. This reduces the role of humidification systems, saving energy and water.
  • Physical infrastructure is optimised. Without aisle containment, equipment must be oversized for traditional cooling systems as extra fan power is necessary to cope with underfloor obstructions and to pressurise the raised-floor plenum. With aisle containment, oversizing is not required, allowing for greater efficiency in equipment processing.

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Aisle Containment

Fieldmans Access Floors Ltd has been successfully installing raised access floors across London, all of the UK and abroad since 1993, quality and client satisfaction are always the highest priority.

There are 2 key factors that have helped our company become one of the leading Access Flooring companies in the UK:

  • We are completely independent allowing us to use the product that is correct for our clients’ requirements.
  • We directly employ our staff, negating the need for any reliance on subcontractors.

Should you wish to contact us directly for a no-obligation site survey or just some advice, please call on  or click here to complete the contact form and we will respond within 24 hours.

Fieldmans Access Floors Ltd has been successfully installing raised access floors across London, all of the UK and abroad since 1993, quality and client satisfaction are always the highest priority.

There are 2 key factors that have helped our company become one of the leading Access Flooring companies in the UK:

  • We are completely independent allowing us to use the product that is correct for our clients’ requirements.
  • We directly employ our staff, negating the need for any reliance on subcontractors.

 

Should you wish to contact us directly for a no-obligation site survey or just some advice, please call on or click here to complete the contact form and we will respond within 24 hours.