Hot Aisle Containment

Hot Aisle Containment is an alternative to Cold Aisle Containment, but with the hot aisle being contained instead.

With Hot Aisle Containment the hot aisle is contained by infill panels on top of the racks that direct the hot air back into the ceiling plenum and back to the cooling system. With both types of aisle containment systems, preventing hot and cold air from mixing can provide the means to make significant energy efficiency improvements to be made, by adjusting the output of the CRAC units. EDP Europe also offers a Thermal Curtain Hot Aisle Containment solution.

For an out-of-the-box Hot Aisle Containment system there is the AisleLok Modular Containment system where rack top baffles can be quickly, and easily attached to the top of the racks. End of aisle Bi-directional doors that attach directly to the cabinets at the end of each row of racks completes the containment, or alternatively there are the AisleLok sliding doors.

Installing an aisle containment system is part of the 4R’s of airflow management, which shows how managing airflow at raised floor, rack, row and room levels, will help enable optimisation of cooling systems.

Aisle Containment Products for Data Centres


Guide to Airflow Management for Data Centres

  • Hot Aisle Containment

    Improves Data Centre Cooling Efficiency
    Aisle Containment systems are an effective way to reduce data centre cooling costs.  By preventing cold air mixing with hot exhaust air, the efficiency of the data centre's cooling system can be greatly improved.  As cooling the data centre can equate to as much as 40% of the facility's energy bill, making improvements can make this the biggest area to make cost savings.
  • Thermal Curtain Containment

    A Cost Effective & Flexible Cold / Hot Aisle Containment Solution
    Vertical thermal curtains or partitions are designed to provide a cost effective solution for cold aisle or hot aisle containment. The thermal curtains are manufactured from a flexible PVC material that have anti-static and self extinguishing properties in accordance with DIN 53382.