Air Flow Solutions

“Air flow solutions are the starting point for energy efficiency”

The pressure to be more efficiency in terms of energy consumption, cooling and C02 reductions in one hand and the increase of density demand in the other have made the datacentre a challenge to manage. However, the first step to get there is the air flow solutions, as It makes a ripple effect whereby the cooling units could be reduced – may increase the density- the energy consumption would be reduce and finally, carbon emissions would be decrease.

Nowadays the operation of cooling systems typically consumes three times more that required, what It isn´t beneficial even in order to avoid hot spots. This is explained because the air flow is not well directed. This air lost is known as bypass airflow, defined as the conditioned air that does not reach computer equipment.

MPL offers a range of products to optimized the data centre infrastructure and achieve a great air flow management. A good management of the air flow produce a positive effect in the rest of the data centre infrastructure.

In short, the air flow solutions are the starting point for energy efficiency, and that is why it has to be considered as a prerequisite for a good data centre management.

One of the fundamental aspects of the AFM is to avoid any open in the raised floor that it is not strictly addressed to the air intake to the IT equipment. It is important that the air below the raised floor works as a “plenum”.

Once the conditioned air is direct from the cooling units to the IT equipment intake, the next step will be avoiding the exhausted air from circulating to the front of the IT cabinets.

Once the conditioned air is direct from the cooling units to the IT equipment intake, the next step will be avoiding the exhausted air from circulating to the front of the IT cabinets.