Data center managers who are serious about maximizing their cooling efficiency know that using blanking panels in unused rack spaces is critical for aisle containment. An overlooked final step in efficiency is sealing the space under server cabinets. Data centers that incorporate hot and cold aisle containment have pressure differentials between the aisles. This pressure can cause the gap below server cabinets, which is often 2” or more, to become an air stream between hot and cold aisles. The resulting mix of air reduces the effectiveness of a containment solution.
Magnetic strips are ultra-thin at only .72mm thickness
High performance magnet with 150 lbs/sq. ft. hold
Material has fire rating of UL94-V0
Available in black or white to match most server cabinets
The Cool Shield AirStrip is an expanding foam tape designed to prevent unwanted air loss from gaps in contained aisles, server rack rows and data center infrastructure. Strips can be used above or below containment panels, next to rack rails, under server cabinets or in gaps in raised flooring. Filling gaps significantly improves cooling efficiency by preventing bypass airflow and hot air recirculation.
Black Polyurethane foam with acrylate dispersion impregnation
Heat resistance -40°F - 194°F (-30°C - 90°C)
Material Compatibility: No bleeding, No corrosion, No staining, No discoloration
Compression force ASTM D3574/ISO 3386
Air Tightness ASTM E 283 0.08 cfm/ft (1.57 psf) 0.33 cfm/ft (6.25 psf)
The Cool Shield AirStripTM is an innovative, multi-purpose solution for sealing open spaces in and around server cabinets. Filling blank spaces and gaps prevents air mixing between supply and exhaust air within the cabinet. This improves cooling efficiency in cold aisle/hot aisle layouts and can be critical to the effectiveness of aisle containment.