Critical Facilities Solutions custom-designs, builds, and installs completely turn-key containment solutions for data centers of all sizes. However your data center is setup, our team of critical facilities experts, engineers, and installation technicians will create a containment system that will save you money in energy costs.
Containment solutions for data centers involve using physical barriers to separate hot and cold air. The main types of containment solutions used for data centers are hot aisle containment and cold aisle containment. Hot aisle containment is designed to direct hot air from the servers back to the cooling system. Cold aisle containment is designed to keep cold air from the cooling system isolated from the hot air from the servers. These solutions can help improve the efficiency of data centers by reducing the amount of air that needs to be cooled or heated. Additionally, these solutions can help reduce the risk of equipment failure by keeping temperatures more consistent.
Cold Aisle Containment
Although we custom build our containment solutions to meet the specific needs of our clients, there are two main categories of containment that we offer. Cold aisle containment and hot aisle containment.
A cold-aisle containment system (CACS) encloses the cold aisle, allowing the rest of the data center to become a large hot-air return plenum. By containing the cold aisle, the hot and cold air streams are separated.
Hot Aisle Containment
Hot aisle containment consists of a physical barrier that guides hot exhaust airﬂow back to the AC return. Hot aisle containment (HAC) takes advantage of the natural properties of warm air rising. The HAC system directs the upward airflow to an AC return system such as a drop-ceiling void.