CPI Global Technology Manager Ian Seaton explains that an optimum degree of airflow containment cannot be reached through a one-size-fits-all solution. The true measurement of any containment solution is dependent upon using a Hot Aisle, Cold Aisle or Cabinet Containment strategy that has been optimised for airflow, static pressure, leakage, bypass air and temperature variance. Seaton further defines the argument by presenting real world case studies of data centres that benefited from lowered costs and reduced energy usage through improved aisle containment strategies.
“How Much Containment is Enough?” provides tactics that can help data centres manage the rising cooling costs associated with dense servers and networking equipment, and prepare for sustainability efforts like the impending California Title 24-2013 Energy Code—or best practices as defined by the European Data Center Code of Conduct. In defining those strategies, this white paper explains:
· How minimal leakage and inlet temperature variations will maximise access to free cooling hours, efficiency of the chiller system and return air temperatures
· Comparison strategies for fire suppression, work environment temperatures, retrofits, raised floors, thermal ride through and more
· Quick ROI on containment through high cooling unit efficiencies and increased partial economisation hours
· Containment solutions for equipment with sub-optimised airflow paths, such as side-to-side, front-to-side, side-to-rear, side-to-front and rear-to-front
Tags: Design & Facilities Management, Power & Cooling