In the past decade, many companies have become aware of the advantages of data center airflow management practices that include containment systems. The type of containment system that you select for your data center should be based on your own business requirements.
If you're considering Hot Aisle Containment (HAC), it's also important to take into account any architectural limitations.
Hot Aisle Containment (HAC) is the most popular type of containment solution used today. In this method, a configuration of duct work and baffles are set up over the hot aisle, with doors blocking the aisle entrances at either end.
The HAC solution contains and isolates the hot exhaust air from the room, preventing it from reaching the adjacent cold aisles and mixing with the cold air. The hot exhaust air in the hot aisles is then returned to the cooling units, usually through drop ceiling plenums.
Chatsworth Products (CPI) offers three types of containment systems. Be sure you know the challenges and benefits of each type before you determine which will work best for your business. Download a complimentary white paper.
Brittany Mangan, Digital Content Specialist