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Siemon solutions keep data centres cool

February 2019

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has launched its active cold aisle containment solution, featuring roof panels that open automatically during an alarm event to facilitate access to sprinkler systems and other fire suppression systems.

Compatible with all Siemon data centre cabinets deployed in a pod configuration, the active cold aisle containment solution improves efficiency and expands the capacity of a data centre without the need for supplemental cooling while leveraging existing fire suppression systems.

“Our active cold aisle containment solution is a cost-effective way for customers to leverage their existing fire suppression systems rather than having to bring it down into the cold aisle, enabling them to achieve compliance with codes such as NFPA 75 standards for fire protection of information technology equipment,” says Narender Vasandani, technical manager Middle East and India at Siemon.

Panels of Siemon’s active cold aisle containment solution.

Panels of Siemon’s active cold aisle containment solution.

“The active roof panels are compatible with all Siemon floor-standing cabinets and custom sizes and technical support are available to ensure that the system supports the specific needs of the customer.”

Active aisle containment panels form a horizontal roof across the cold aisle and when used in conjunction with self-closing or manual doors that close off the end of the aisle, the cold air is contained in the aisle to provide targeted cooling to active equipment. Electromagnets hold the active roof panels in place during normal operation and in the event of an alarm, release the panels allowing them to swing open. These magnets utilise 24VDC power and are compatible with most standard power supplies deployed in the data centre environment. The power supply connects to the facility fire alarm control panel or smoke sensor output to ensure that the panels automatically open during an alarm event.

Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings.

Headquartered in Connecticut, US, the company offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.  

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