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Airflow Management Optimization Methods

As data intensive technologies such as AI, IoT, 5G networks, big data analytics, and machine learning grow, the demand for power also increases creating a need for better airflow management within your mission critical infrastructure.

As seen below, JEM has many options to improve efficiencies within your mission critical spaces.

Data Center Aisle Containment

Containment eliminates mixing hot and cold air in data center environments to maximize energy efficiency and lower operating costs. Cold aisle containment confines cold air supply, eliminating hot spots while, hot aisle containment guides hot exhaust airflow back to the AC return.  Learn more about obstacles in data center containment.

Rack Cooling System

This rear rack door cooling system pulls ambient air into the cabinet via active equipment fans.  The hot exhaust air produced by the active equipment then passes over a heat exchanger matrix either by its own velocity or pulled through via EC centrifugal fans mounted within the door; heat is then transferred and rejected to coolant. The resulting chilled air then passes back into the room at the predetermined room ambient temperature. Learn more about the rack cooling system.

SwitchAir Cooling

Often, we find network switches, load balancers, and routers mounted in the back of server racks allowing hot exhaust air from servers to enter the switch intake.  This could result in a decrease of life expectancy of the switches or over all failure.  SwitchAir cooling offers both passive and active solutions. Passive SwitchAir cooling units create a barrier to effectively prevent hot exhaust air from entering switch intakes.  While active SwitchAir units use fans to supply cooled air from the cold aisle directly to switch intakes. Download more information on SwitchAir cooling units.

Filler Panels

Control airflow for optimized cooling effectiveness by effectively sealing openings in IT equipment cabinets.  Not only do the filler panels prevent re-circulation of hot exhaust air with the server rack, they are also environmentally friendly. Learn how filler panels can lead to big savings.


By utilizing side brush grommets and raised floor grommets, bypass air flow improves the cooling capacity and efficiency of any data center.  As a result, brush grommets will help ensure PUE goals are met and operating costs are minimized.

Structured Cabling Systems

By standardizing cable lengths, the risk of constraining exhaust airflow from the rack mounted equipment is reduced. Therefore, it is beneficial to use shorter power cords, eliminating disorderly and excess cables. Learn more about the effects of data center standardization.

External Cable Manager (Side Car)

When utilizing an external cable manager, also known as a side car, the cables go into the side car in place of the enclosure. This allows conditioned air to easily reach the front of the equipment and exhaust is free to exit the rear. Download this PDF for additional features of external cable managers.

Rack Gap Panels

In order to block bypass airflow and or exhaust recirculation resulting in hot spots, rack gap panels can be used to fill gaps below, above and between racks.

Did you know…

JEM offers Environmental Assessments such as CFD modeling, data center health checks and more.  Check out JEM’s service offering.

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