Computational Fluid Dynamics
CFD plays a vital role when it comes to data center retrofit and helping improve the efficiency and performance of legacy data centers. It allows the owner or operator to simulate endless combinations of racks, cabinets, cabling, and mechanical and engineering (M&E) equipment for greater optimization.
CFD modeling shows that regardless of installing cold or hot aisle containment, cooling supply temperatures can be increased which will increase efficiency and save money.
Data Center Containment
Either cold aisle or hot aisle containment is an excellent way to improve efficiency and power density, since both prevent the cold supply and hot exhaust air from mixing in the data center. This results in higher cooling supply temperatures, lower CRAC fan speeds, a lower carbon footprint, a lower PUE, and significant energy bill savings just to name a few. A ROI between 6 and 18 months is very common after most containment projects.