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.
The melamine resin foam base material is made 99.9% airtight by heat sealing both sides. Multiple individual strips are fused together to make one panel. This fusing process results in no air loss between strips. Strip can be easily separated as needed.
BP Panels feature a slit along the sides of each panel allows them to quickly slip over standard 19” mounting rails. With the 9U BP Panels blanking an entire cabinet takes less than one minute to install. As cabinet is populated, simply remove the strips in those rack positions and re-purpose them in another location.
VP Panels are 48” tall perforated into six 1” wide strips. They are also scored vertically every 2” so they can be cleanly separated to fit just about any size gap. Sealing the gaps next to rack rails, between cabinets and at the cabinet base can have a huge impact. Studies have determined that up to 30% of exhaust air can re-circulate to the front of cabinet if gaps are not properly sealed. This situation can significantly impact the effectiveness of hot aisle/cold aisle layouts and containment solutions. It can also undermine the ability to raise CRAC set points which prevents significant energy savings.