Cold aisle containment restricts the loss of cold air, while also preventing hot exhaust air mixing with cold air, therefore optimising the efficiency of your data centre. Cross-Guard’s cold and hot aisle containment systems are highly versatile products that can be easily modified or re-installed to suit changing needs. They can be retrofitted to any type of cabinet.
Cold aisle containment is one of the most widely-recognised data centre cooling solutions. By managing air flow, cold aisle containment systems restrict the loss of cold air, and prevent the mixing of cold and hot air. They are designed for server and network cabinets, and other computing equipment in data centres, server rooms, or office environments, to maximize cooling predictability, capacity and efficiency.
A cold aisle containment system is set up by lining up server and network cabinets in alternating rows, with cold air intakes and hot air exhausts facing opposite directions. The rows in which cold air flows are called cold aisles, and the rows in which hot air flows are called hot aisles. A containment system is used to isolate hot and cold aisles from each other to prevent hot and cold air from mixing, thus forming a pod.