Aisle Containment Solutions

We offer both prefabricated containment systems that are easy to install and modify, as well as customized containment solutions for both new construction and retrofit projects.

Key Benefits:

  • Increase cooling efficiency by eliminating bypass airflow
  • Reduce utility operating costs by balancing cooling and loads
  • Increase cooling capacity by reclaiming stranded capacity
  • Improve equipment reliability by eliminating hot spots

 

Cold Aisle | Hot Aisle | Prefab Systems | Modular Systems | New Construction | Retrofit Projects

Save Time & Money with Virtual Containment

Virtual containment reduces wasted airflow while maintaining access and flexibility at a significantly lower price than physical containment solutions.

Customized Physical Aisle Containment Solutions

Aisle containment separates supply and exhaust airflow to eliminate bypass airflow completely. We can provide custom takeoffs and quotes  based on your needs.

Save Money with Prefabricated Aisle Containment

Our prefabricated containment system is a smarter way to build because it installs in half the time of traditional     stick-built systems and costs about a third less.

Aisle Containment Solutions

We offer a complete suite of aisle containment products to best fit your needs. We can design a system to meet your data center cooling and energy efficiency goals. We represent leading industry manufacturers and will work directly with your staff to develop the best solution.

Cold Aisle Containment confines the cold supply air within the aisle so that it is only available to the equipment and cannot escape out the aisle ends or over the top of the aisle. The most common model of this containment approach is aisle end doors and roof panels on a raised floor with perimeter CRACs.

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Hot Aisle Containment focuses on isolating hot exhaust air on its return to the CRAC units or on its way out of the building. And this method of containment is clearly the trend for most new enterprise data center builds.

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Our prefabricated, flat-pack containment system is a smarter way to build because it installs in half the time of traditional stick-built systems and costs about a third less. Because containment is typically the final phase of data center construction, faster containment installation can mean finishing on time.

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Modular white space infrastructure integrates containment, cable and power management, and lighting to speed and simplify deployment. Our partnership with Polargy is bringing “modular” to the white space.

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Finish your data center containment new construction on time and on budget. Containment is the last thing to go in, so when schedules are under pressure, it is the containment piece that needs to go in quickly and smoothly. Our informed, flexible designs, easy-to-install products, and experienced team of installers help assure schedules are met.

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Data center containment retrofits save energy, eliminate hot spots and capture stranded capacity. Meeting customer ROI goals and safely transitioning to new cooling environments are high priorities.

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Data Center Containment Types

Virtual Containment

Virtual containment enables the data center to operate more efficiently without the need for a roof over aisles. This is accomplished using directional airflow panels and doors at the end of cold aisles. Therefore, virtual containment is faster and less expensive to install than physical containment.

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Benefits of Virtual Containment

  • First cost savings over other containment strategies
  • Comparable cooling capacity to physical containment solution
  • No fire suppression, lighting, or service distribution concerns

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Physical Containment

Physical containment requires a roof to to contain airflow for maximum efficiency. As a result, physical containment must comply with local fire codes and can be more expensive and time consuming to install. However, it is still the most popular form of containment.

Physical Containment

Benefits of Physical Containment

  • Significantly reduces bypass airflow
  • Customizable products and sizes for any retrofit application
  • Can achieve 100% capture index at the server

Cold Aisle Containment

Containing the cold aisle has been the most common approach for energy efficiency retrofits and many colocation and wholesale providers. Cold Aisle Containment confines the cold supply air within the aisle so that it is only available to the equipment and cannot escape out the aisle ends or over the top of the aisle. The most common model of this containment approach is aisle end doors and roof panels on a raised floor with perimeter CRACs. Cold aisle containment is widely used on retrofits of existing sites because the roofing approach can avoid the need to modify fire suppression and fits below existing cable trays and other obstructions. Colocation and wholesale providers like this model because it provides flexibility for layout changes. With individual contained cold aisles, it is particularly important to monitor and balance the airflow within the aisles. And, in all cases, the roofing model needs to be approved by the local fire marshal

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Improve Cooling Effectiveness

Increases static pressure under the raised floor, increases airflow through perforated tiles and floor grates, and increases cooling unit effectiveness.

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Reduce Costs

Reduces the need to buy additional cooling units, and decreases humidity control expense.

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Best Demonstrated Practice

Meets a prerequisite for hot aisle / cold aisle best practices and containment strategies.

Hot Aisle Containment

Containing the hot aisle is clearly the trend in new data center construction for the enterprise segment. Hot Aisle Containment focuses on isolating hot exhaust air on its return to the CRAC units or on its way out of the building. And this method of containment is clearly the trend for most new enterprise data center builds. Why do so many architects and engineers prefer and specify this method of air segregation? Three reasons. One, with the often-accompanying energy efficiency measure of air-side economization designs that flood the whole room with cold air are easy to build. Two, it is much easier to achieve airflow balance with a common cold zone. Three, a common cool area in the space is more comfortable for users. For these reasons, containment on the hot side sees wide adoption in new data center builds.

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Improves Cooling Capacity

Directional airflow panels cool the same load as vertical plume panels with half the airflow.

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Cost-effective and Energy-efficient

Can save up to 40% in annual fan energy savings without the use of containment.

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Reduces Bypass Airflow

Reduces bypass airflow by directing airflow toward the server rack.

Prefabricated Aisle Containment Systems

Flat-pack, prefabricated cold & hot aisle containment systems keep costs down and dramatically reduce installation time. We are changing the way containment is deployed in new data center construction, providing relief for both construction schedules and budgets. Our prefabricated, flat-pack containment system is a smarter way to build because it installs in half the time of traditional stick-built systems and costs about a third less. Because containment is typically the final phase of data center construction, faster containment installation can mean finishing on time. Building containment in our factory instead of on your site reduces cost and improves quality. We offer both Polargy PolarPlex Containment Systems and Tate Airflow Containaire Containment Systems.

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Effectively Cool Variable Loads

Adjusts airflow cooling during peak demand, and reduces airflow during low demand for greater efficiency.

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Improve Cooling Effectiveness

Measures inlet air temperature at the rack level and adjust dampers to meet variable demands.

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Reduces Bypass Airflow

Dampering systems help reduce bypass airflow thereby improving efficiency and reducing costs.

Modular Infrastructure Containment Systems

Modular white space infrastructure integrates containment, cable and power management, and lighting to speed and simplify deployment. Our partnership with Polargy is bringing “modular” to the white space. Complete modular data centers are gaining market traction, but what’s new is modularizing just a subset of the data center, and that subset is the white space infrastructure centered on the containment framework or chassis. Polargy calls this modular system our Floor Mounted Infrastructure (FMI™) solution. In particular, we are bringing together the key components of Containment, Cable pathways, Power bus-ways or pathways and, Lighting into a single modular chassis. The FMI™ allows owners to bring in capacity in phases, some at initial construction and some after commissioning depending on growth. This modular approach provides a rack and ceiling independent solution that saves on product costs and gives flexibility in adding capacity.

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Improve Cooling Efficiency

Cabinet level containment helps maximize the opportunity for air-side economization

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Reduce Energy Costs

Reduces energy costs and provides the most efficient use of cooling capacity

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Isolate & Contain Cooling

Tate’s cabinets completely isolate the IT cooling from the rest of the facility

Containment for New Data Center Construction

Finish your data center containment new construction on time and on budget. Containment is the last thing to go in, so when schedules are under pressure, it is the containment piece that needs to go in quickly and smoothly. Our informed, flexible designs, easy-to-install products, and experienced team of installers help assure schedules are met. We bring experience and competency to the design that saves time and prevents rework. Our products are modular and adjustable so that field adjustments can be made with minimal delays. And, our team of experienced containment installers knows how to get our products installed quickly and correctly.

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Easy to Install & Modify

Easy to install and modify, our products are engineered with the customer in mind

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Best Demonstrated Practice

The separation of cold supply air from hot exhaust air is one of the most popular strategies in data center design

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Improve Cooling Capacity & Efficiency

Containing an entire row of air can improve capacity and energy efficiency by reducing bypass airflow

Data Center Containment Retrofit Projects

Meeting customer ROI goals and safely transitioning to new cooling environments are high priorities for us. Typical results for our customers include capturing stranded capacity, eliminating hot spots, and saving energy. With installed hot and cold aisle containment systems across the United States, retrofit containment projects have been completed covering millions of square feet of data center space. We bring competence and experience in design, build, and commissioning to our projects. Each project will be provided with a dedicated Project Manager to assure that objectives are met and projects run smoothly.

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Easy to Install & Modify

Easy to install and modify, our products are engineered with the customer in mind

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Best Demonstrated Practice

The separation of cold supply air from hot exhaust air is one of the most popular strategies in data center design

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Improve Cooling Capacity & Efficiency

Containing an entire row of air can improve capacity and energy efficiency by reducing bypass airflow

Why ProSource?

ProSource offers next generation airflow containment solutions for data centers. Our innovative containment products efficiently manage the airflow in the data center by eliminating by-pass air to maximize capacity and reduce costs. Our products are easily installed in existing or new data centers, and offer cost effective and energy efficient solutions to maximize airflow and create flexible self-monitoring cooling infrastructure. We offer both Tate Airflow and Polargy Containment products.

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Industry Leading Products

We offer industry leading Polargy & Tate Airflow Containment.

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Prefabricated & Custom Containment

We offer prefabricated & custom containment solutions.

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Design & Consulting

We can provide containment design & consulting services

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Project Management & Installation

We can provide containment project management & containment installation

Learn More about Containment

Our data center solutions help improve airflow, reduce harmful contamination, and provide proactive insight. ProSource is the right choice to protect your data center assets. Contact us to learn how airflow management, data center cleaning, and environmental testing can protect your data center’s assets.

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Contact us to discuss your needs and the solutions we can offer. Call us toll-free at (888) 247-0986, or request more information below and one our airflow management consultants will follow up with you.

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Airflow Optimization Service

With rising energy costs and increasing load requirements, data centers are stretched to their limits. Our complimentary data center airflow analysis offers cost-effective energy efficient solutions, allowing for lower operating costs as well as impressive returns on investment.

Key Benefits

  • Measurable improvements in operational and capital costs
  • Extend capacity and prolong data center life
  • Plan for future technology changes
  • Establish best practices

Key Questions

  • Does your facility handle over 200kW of IT load?
  • Are you experiencing problems with airflow management?
  • Are you engaged in saving energy or lowering PUE?
  • Is your Data Center built with raised floors?
  • Is your facility over 5,000 sq ft?

If you answered yes to the questions above, your facility is the ideal candidate for a pre-qualified complimentary optimization audit.

How to Get Started

Developing an airflow management strategy has never been easier. We offer a complete line of airflow management products designed to be cost-effective and energy efficient. Get started today.

Step: 1 Seal Openings

Start by sealing all floor and rack openings to reduce bypass airflow (air which is delivered into the data center and not consumed by the equipment and exhausted as waste heat). This will increase capacity, enable higher density, and dramatically lower energy consumption. We offer an entire range of grommets from raised floor to rack to aisle level.

Step 2: Direct Airflow

Next, utilize directional airflow panels to cool the same load as vertical plume panels with half the airflow. Delivering the right amount of airflow to the right place is a key component of an energy efficient data center.

Step 3: Control / Balance Load

 

Next, utilize either automatic or manual dampers which adjust cooling to match variable heat loads. All of our dampers significantly reduce bypass air and improves PUE. Our airflow controls can be used in both retrofit and new build applications.

Step 4: Contain Airflow

 

Finally, contain cool air through use of doors, roofs, or cabinets to eliminate bypass airflow. We offer both virtual and physical aisle containment. Virtual containment has comparable cooling capacities to physical aisle containment, but does not require reconfiguration of fire suppression, lighting, or cause service disruptions associated with adding a roof like physical aisle containment.

Need Help?

Contact us to discuss your needs and the solutions we can offer. Call us toll-free at (888) 247-0986, or request more information below and one our airflow management consultants will follow up with you.

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The Right Choice for Data Centers

We can help improve and protect your data center facility. Our products and services increase efficiency, improve reliability, and prevent downtime. Protecting and improving your data center takes planning and prevention. So, contact us to learn more about how we can assist.

 

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