Aisle Containment

Row Level Containment

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Optimize Cooling in the Data Center with Row-level Containment

Improving cold aisle and hot aisle separation at the row level is known as Row Airflow Management (AFM). After improving AFM at the Rack and Raised Floor levels, evaluating the air distribution in rows should be your next step in reducing energy consumption.

CEG has decades of experience developing all types of in-row aisle containment – hot aisle and/or cold aisle, legacy and modular setups. Our custom solutions and expert installation will allow you to make big strides toward efficiency goals.

Row-level Aisle Containment Best Practices

Raised Floor
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Seal spaces in cabinet rows. Whether it’s just a few inches or a few feet, this step will dramatically impact IT equipment intake temperatures at a reasonable cost.

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Installing aisle-end containment doors, whether applied to hot or cold aisles, will yield huge benefits by eliminate exhaust air recirculation in this area.

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Install top-of-rack containment. Top-of-rack containment (partial or full) on either the hot or cold aisles is typically deployed in situations of high cabinet densities or when the highest possible efficiency is desired.

Doors reduce operating costs by improving thermal efficiency and reducing IT equipment intake temperatures.
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Ideal for hot or cold aisle containment.
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Appropriate for new builds and retrofit data centers.
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CEG offers custom single and dual swing doors.

Aisle End Swing Doors

Doors reduce operating costs by improving thermal efficiency and reducing IT equipment intake temperatures.
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Ideal for hot or cold aisle containment.
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Appropriate for new builds and retrofit data centers.
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CEG offers custom single and dual sliding doors.

Aisle End Sliding Doors

CEG offers custom single and dual sliding doors and swing doors.
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Custom doors for hot and/or cold aisle containment.
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Appropriate for new builds and retrofit data centers.

CEG Custom Doors

Reduce IT equipment inlet temperatures.
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Increase set point temperatures and/or turn off cooling units, reduce fan speeds.
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Enables the reduction of bypass airflow.
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CEG offers stationary and removable barrier panels. 

Rack Gap & Barrier Panels

Highly effective for controlling airflow in the data center.
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Economically eliminate hot spots and overcooled zones, saving energy while improving equipment reliability.

Containment Curtains

Reduces exhaust air recirculation and enables reduction of bypass airflow.
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CEG offers rigid panel systems for hot aisle containment.
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CEG offers custom drop away solutions for hot and/or cold aisle containment.

Above-rack Panels & Baffles

Use in combination with a ceiling return plenum to yield more capacity and efficiency.
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Achieve a more balanced load.
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CEG offers a custom, made-to-order CRAC/CRAH duct solution.

CRAC Ducts

Reduce power usage, increase capacity, achieve your sustainability goals.
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Custom hot and/or cold aisle containment designs for any situation – raised floor or slab, new construction or retrofit.
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Custom component fabrication and installation.

CEG Custom Containment