Aisle Containment – Cold Air Precisely Where it Is Needed

In server rooms that have not been designed for efficient airflow, the permanent mixing of cooled and heated air often leads to cooling deficits. Hot spots make the IT equipment’s work more inefficient. In order to efficiently ensure the necessary cooling here, Rittal has developed three cooling variants for aisle containment.

Two solutions use containment of the cold aisle. The LCP Inline guides the cooled air directly to the cold aisle at the front, and the CRAC system to the raised floor, so that the cooled air is fed to the cold aisle via perforated raised floor plates. The third solution operates according to the principle of enclosing the hot aisle. The LCP Inline extracts the hot air directly at the point where it is created. The cooling performance of the cooling units is utilised to optimum effect, and the overall efficiency of the system increases significantly.

Rittal Aisle Containment
  • Intake air (cold) and waste air (hot) are unable to mix.
  • It is possible to operate at a higher temperature level throughout the entire system.
  • The CRAC units operate at maximum efficiency, thanks to the greater temperature difference between the cold and hot air.
  • Modular, scalable and upgradable.
  • Simple arrangement
  • An inexpensive solution for the optimum cooling of existing data centres.
Rittal Aisle Containment (Cold Aisle) With raised floor
  • Use of inexpensive standard CRAC cooling units sited outside of the server area
  • Even with low room heights, the raised floor height is maximised for cooling air supply without flow losses
  • Undisturbed and uniform air flow distribution of cooling air in the cold aisle guarantees high efficiency
  • Favourable working conditions in the cold aisle due to low temperature, flow and noise load conditions
  • Hardware racks not connected to the enclosure do not impair the cooling efficiency of the cold aisle
Rittal Aisle Containment (Cold Aisle) without raised floor
  • Direct connection of the liquid cooling packages to an external cold water supply
  • Simple laying of pipework in the rack base/plinth
  • Homogeneous distribution of cooling air in the cold aisle guarantees a high level of effi ciency
  • Favourable working conditions in the cold aisle due to low temperature, flow and noise load conditions
  • Hardware racks not connected to the containment system do not impair cooling efficiency via the cold aisle
  • Room heights play only a minimal role
Rittal Aisle Containment (Hot Aisle) without raised floor
  • Simple assembly using the existing components of Rittal aisle containment
  • Direct connection of the Liquid Cooling Packages (LCP Inline) to an external cold water supply
  • Simple laying of pipework in the rack base/plinth
  • Suitable for use with high heat losses
  • Room-neutral dissipation of the heat loss

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