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Hot Aisle vs. Cold Aisle Containment


Both hot and cold air containment can significantly improve the predictability and efficiency of data center cooling system. While both approaches eliminate the mixing of hot and cold air, there are practical differences in implementation that have significant consequences. This paper examines both methodologies and highlights the reasons why hot aisle containment emerges as the preferred best practice.


John Niemann Product Line Manager, American Power Conversion (APC) John Niemann is the Product Line Manager for Row and Small System Cooling Products at American Power Conversion (APC), and his responsible for planning, support, and marketing for these product lines. John has led product management for all of ACP’s InRow Cooling products since 2004. He has 12 years experience in HVAC. His Career began in the commercial and industrial HVAC market where he focused on custom air handling and refrigeration systems, with expertise focused on energy recovery and filtration for critical environments. His HVAC experience spans applications engineering, development, product management, and technical sales. John is a member of ASHRAE and the Green Grid, and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Schneider Electric
01 Oct 2010
01 Oct 2010
13 Page(s)
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