In a typical Data Center, only 30% of the conditioned air actually gets to where it’s needed. A typical Data Center uses 2 1/2 X more cooling than necessary and frequently still has hot spots. Using containment to aid in Data Center Airflow Management can cut energy costs.
Separating hot and cold air results in increased return air temperature back to the CRAC unit. This improves overall cooling capacity and provides colder air to the racks.
This difference increases cooling capacity by up to 40%.
Every degree in CRAC set point = 4% savings in cooling costs. Data center containment solutions allow you to increase your CRAC set point by 8°F – 10°F.
There are several ways containment can be accomplished in a data center. We can help you decide if soft, rigid, or a combination of the two combined with other airflow management devices are right for you.
Why Consider Data Center Containment: