Containment solutions are a cost-effective method of improving server room energy efficiency. There are multiple methods and options available to decrease energy costs while staying within budget. Installation of these products requires no disruption to server room operations. Whether it be end-of-aisle sliding doors, softwall partitions, hard roof systems, or all of the above, Longden can help design and install the best solution for your environment.
Sliding Doors are the ideal solution for both cold and hot aisle containment designs. Combining cost-effectiveness with ease of installation, the no threshold design eliminates tripping hazards. Frame components arrive pre-assembled and easily connect to the header rail which secures the assembly together. Integrated slide-locks simplify door installation onto the frame. Single sliding doors are available in left or right configurations and all doors are available with automatic closing mechanisms.
Strip Doors are a cost-effective solution used to close the end of aisles to fully separate hot and cold exhaust airflow. The overlapping vinyl design improves air sealing performance and minimizes leakage.
Typically used in conjunction with end-of-aisle containment hard panel roof systems fully segregate hot and cold air, improving the cooling capacity of any data center. They attach to the top of the rack and lie flat to avoid interference with other overhead obstructions and extrusions. Should a fire occur, the roof panels’ drop away to allow overhead suppression systems to work within the aisle.
Hard Partitions are an exciting alternative to traditional soft partitions. Constructed of aluminum, with several finish options, the partitions can be customized to seal numerous gap sizes and areas. Designed to be used in either hot or cold aisles, Hard Partitions are custom sized for every job to ensure air leakage is minimized.
Soft Partitions can be adjusted easily to optimize their performance in hot and cold aisle applications and provide a flexible and cost-effective method of containment with excellent performance and energy savings. When installing any partitions or containment, care must be taken to follow all applicable NFPA regulations. If the sprinkler system is not in alignment with the soft partitions, magnetic releases can be installed to allow complete sprinkler coverage in the vent of a fire.
Blanking Panels are used in any location in the server rack system where air can pass through from the cold aisle into the hot aisle. These provide an inexpensive, easily installed, and flexible method for quickly eliminating significant cold air loss.