Cold Aisle Containment

Hot Aisle Containment

Hot Aisle Return Plenum

Passive Airflow Management

System Components

  • Cold Aisle Containment

    Classic configuration for data centres with raised access floors and perimeter down flow cooling solutions.

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  • Hot Aisle Containment

    The FlexAisle® – Hot Aisle Return Plenum – HARP configuration utilises the ceiling plenum return air path which is a standard feature in many traditional and newly built data centre facilities.

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  • Hot Aisle Return Plenum

    The FlexAisle® – Hot Aisle Return Plenum – HARP configuration utilises the ceiling plenum return air path which is a standard feature in many traditional and newly built data centre facilities.

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  • Passive Airflow Management

    To provide complete separation of hot and cold air paths the FlexAisle® solution is extended to include airflow management products from leading manufacturer including APC, Plennafil and Koldlok.

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  • System Components

    The FlexAisle® System consists of a range of standard pre-engineered components, allowing simple reconfiguration during the life of a facility.

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FlexAisle® by Workspace Technology Ltd is an aisle based vendor independent flexible Data Centre airflow containment solution

Energy Efficient Airflow Management Solutions

Workspace Technology provides effective solutions to airflow and cooling issues through the design and deployment of our “FlexAisle®” family of passive airflow management solutions.

FlexAisle® provides a simple and cost effective passive method for eliminating the mixing of hot and cold airflows within a Data Centre or Server Room environment. The goal of FlexAisle® is to maximise the performance, uptime and life expectancy whilst reducing operating costs.

FlexAisle® can be installed as new, or retrofitted within existing Data Centre and Server Room environments. FlexAisle® is a non intrusive easy fit solution which provides Data Centre Managers with the ability to re-organise and expand facilities in line with business requirements.

FlexAisle® uniquely provides the ability to support multiple cooling configurations and is independent of cabinet vendors. This enables Data Centre Managers to support a mix and match of server and communication rack systems.

The intelligent deployment of this cost effective aisle containment technology will have an immediate impact on any server room or data centre facility.

FlexAisle® Configuration Perimeter Downflow Cooling In-Row Cooling Rear Rack Cooling Self Contained Rack Cooling Room Airflow exchange
Cold Aisle Corridor(CAC) Yes No* No Yes Yes
Hot Aisle Containment(HAC) No* Yes Yes Yes No
Hot Aisle Return Plenum (HARP) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

FlexAisle® Installation Benefits

The deployment of FlexAisle® will have an immediate and positive impact on any Server Room or Data Centre facility.

The core function of FlexAisle® is to eliminate the mixing of hot and cold air flows to provide better control of equipment inlet temperatures. This in turn enables cooling system temperature set points to be increased (thereby saving energy) whilst still supplying the load within recommended ASHREA* operating temperatures.

FlexAisle® deployment benefits include:-

  • Eliminates air recirculation
  • Reduced CO2 Emissions
  • Reduced AC energy consumption and operating costs
  • Improved DCiE / PUE ** Room Ratings
  • Improved company “Green Credentials”
  • Increased air-conditioning cooling capacity
  • Improved “inlet” temperature control
  • Reduced down time of server equipment
  • Reduction of humidification / dehumidification costs
  • Flexible airflow configuration options

* ASHREA – American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and air-conditioning
** Data Centre Infrastructure Efficiency / Power Usage Effectiveness are industry recognized standards for data centre room efficiency measurement introduced by the Green Grid.

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Hot vs. Cold

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FlexAisle Brochure

FlexAisle® provides a simple and cost effective passive method for eliminating the mixing of hot and cold airflows within a Data Centre or Server Room environment. The goal of FlexAisle® is to maximise the performance, uptime and life expectancy whilst reducing operating costs.

Published January 2012

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