Coolgenic aisle containment segregates cold air
Coolgenic cold aisle containment is a leading containment system designed and manufactured solely by Cross-Guard to aid server cooling within the Data Centre and IT industries. Available in high-quality steel and aluminium and a range of different colours, the system is created bespoke to your requirements. It consists of doors, a roof and infill panels, if needed.
Cross-Guard offers an aluminium cold aisle containment solution as an alternative to steel
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What is a cold aisle containment system?
Cold aisle containment systems (sometimes referred to as cooling systems) are designed for server and network cabinets, and other computing equipment in data centres, IT server rooms, or office environments, to maximize cooling predictability, capacity and efficiency. Containment systems restrict loss of cold air and prevent the mixing of cold and hot air (generated from server exhausts) within data aisles.
By limiting the loss of cold air generated by your air conditioning unit (ACU), and preventing hot and cold air from mixing, cold aisle containment systems keep servers and important IT equipment operating at safe, ambient temperatures without the need to work your ACU harder to cool the data aisle.
Cross-Guard’s Coolgenic cold aisle containment system is highly versatile – it can easily be modified or re-installed to suit your changing needs. By installing the system, clients optimise the efficiency of their data centre and save money. If you’d like a more in-depth definition of a cold aisle system, you’re advised to check out our about cold aisle containment page.
Components of a cold aisle containment system
A cold aisle containment system isolates hot and cold aisles from each other through using doors and a roof to form a pod around the cold aisle. Infill panels can be used to fill in any spaces, ensuring a full seal for the enclosure.
Cold Aisle Containment Doors
Cold aisle containment doors are used to seal the data cold aisle in combination with a cold aisle containment roof. There are different cold aisle door options from secure Connexions doors to bi-sliding, easy access cold aisle doors. Our Coolgenic cold aisle doors page provides a more in-depth summary of the options available.
Cold aisle containment roofs
Coolgenic cold aisle containment roof options are varied – depending on whether you wish to set up fire suppression within the cold aisle enclosure, or whether you’d like the cold aisle containment system to integrate with your current fire suppression set-up.
Fixed panel roofs are easy to maintain but may require modification of your existing fire suppression system, whereas options such as collapsible roofs and shrinkable panels collapse when dangerous temperatures are reached, allowing liquid or gas suppression from your existing system to enter the cold aisle.
Our Coolgenic cold aisle roofs page provides more insight into the various different roof options available.
Infill panels are manufactured to blend in with the rest of your cold aisle containment system. Panels are used to fill in any gaps, ensuring a tight seal around the cold aisle. They are powder-coated in the same colour as the rest of your cold aisle enclosure to ensure a professional finish.
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Benefits of using Cross-Guard’s Coolgenic cold aisle containment system
Cross-Guard’s cold aisle containment system provides clients with numerous benefits, including:
- Cost effectiveness
- Improved Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)
- Extended IT equipment life
- Lower carbon emissions
- Reduced hot spots
- Favourable return on investment (ROI)
- Reduced carbon footprint
To understand more about how an aisle containment system can help you, and to read about proven results on improved power usage effectiveness, you can visit the cold aisle benefits page.
Alternatives to Coolgenic Cold Aisle Containment
Exhaust air is directed through a separate pathway to the ACU intake to prevent it mixing with cold air.
Installing doors and fully enclosing the hot aisle will achieve best results with a variety of cabinet panels available:
– Framed Polycarbonate panels
– Solid steel panels
– PVC curtains
Find out more about hot aisle containment.
Connexions caging is adapted for exterior use with a cold aisle containment system in place to separate cold air from hot server exhaust air. Connexions cages increase security of the aisle containment system with a roof-base air conditioning system.