Hot Aisle Containment

To Improve Airflow Management in Data Centres

Design, manufacture, and installation of bespoke Hot Aisle Containment systems

Hot Aisle Containment is another form of aisle containment used to improve airflow management in Data Centres and Enterprise IT environments.

Instead of enclosing the cold aisle as in Cold Aisle Containment, doors are fitted to both ends of the hot aisle. The installation of a ‘chimney’ is then added to the racks that directs the hot exhaust air into the ceiling plenum where the hot air is returned to the CRAC units to be re-cooled.

Like cold aisle containment it prevents the mixing of hot and cold airstreams which is the primary requirement of effective airflow management which enables the optimisation of cooling systems.

EDP Data Centre Solutions designs, manufactures, and installs bespoke Hot Aisle Containment systems, specifically designed to tackle the requirements of each individual project. The use of infill panels enables obstacles such as differing height racks, building columns to be accommodated.

All EDP DCS aisle containment systems utilise our advanced aisle containment doors which provide greater stability, a synchronised sliding action and full 1200mm aisle opening.

Hot Aisle Containment can be used in new build or retrofit scenarios, within enterprise, colocation or hyperscale environments.

As with all our aisle containment systems they are modular and scalable enabling your containment to meet the demands of day one needs and grow with demand.

Features & Benefits

  • Bespoke design enables obstacles to be considered and resolved.

  • Aisles can be designed to accommodate future rack deployments.

  • Advanced door system with greater stability and full aisle opening for improved access.

  • Chimney can be designed to integrate to existing ducting.

  • Hot Aisle Containment is becoming increasingly more popular within new build and hyperscale projects.

  • As the hot aisle is contained it results in the remaining data hall being supplied with cold air providing greater cooling capacity and redundancy in the event of cooler failure.

  • Hot Aisle Containment is generally more effective but requires more consideration with its implementation, particularly regarding fire suppression integration and ducting for air return.