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Aisle Cocooning

Cannon Aisle Cocoon

 

How does it work?


The Aisle-Cocoon concept is technically elegant. Stated simply, all significant air pathways from the hot aisle to the cold aisle are blocked.

The aisle containment solution from Cannon provides a system of overhead aisle panels and aisle end doors which effectively seal off, usually the cold aisle. This ensures that the cold air emitted from the floor is sealed in a "cocoon" and is therefore unaffected by hot exhaust air.

The cooling air can only exit through the equipment for which it is intended. All Aisle-Cocooning components such as overhead panels and aisle end doors are fixed to the cabinet bay structure alone and not connected to the room structure.

 

 Features

  • Segregated cold aisle air flow from hot aisle air flow
  • Maximises cooling effect of cold aisle
  • Reduces workload of computer room air conditioning
  • Reduces energy cost
  • Reduces carbon footprint
  • Passive cocooning versions
  • Active cocooning versions with automated panel opening for instances of fire
  • Totally integrated with cabinet infrastructure
  • Not connected to the building
  • Can be quickly installed
  • Easily relocated
  • CannonGuard remote management upgrades
  • Can be retrofitted to existing bays of enclosures with the use of customising kits
  • Within aisle lighting upgrades

Specification

Cannon Aisle Cocooning - Internal

  • Fully compatible with Cannon ServerSmart and Smart Cab range
  • Modular overhead cocooning panels, with Quick-Fit mounting pins
  • High transparency polycarbonate glazing in panels
  • Alternative panel materials: wired glass or steel
  • Standard aisle widths include 1200mm and 1800mm; alternative aisle widths available
  • Cocooning panels to match cabinet widths (600mm, 700mm and 800mm)
  • Alternative cocooning panel widths available
  • Hinge door or sliding aisle end doors
  • Half glazed end doors for increased damage resistance
  • Remote temperature monitoring of various aisle points using CannonGuard (optional upgrade)
  • Active cocooning panels opened by electronic actuators for sprinkler water ingress
  • Will fit any cabinet size
  • Can be extended to form a complete data center 'pod' for disaster recovery development or temporary use

 

Cannon Passive Roof CocoonPassive Aisle Cocooning

In passive Aisle Cocooning, the overhead panels which cocoon the aisle are mounted with quick-fit spring pins which fix the panel to the edge beam on the cabinet top cover

These modular panels can be fixed in position or manually demounted in seconds.

 

Features

  • A fully integrated infrastructure, end-to-end compliant
  • Overhead, modular panels of quick-fit design to cocoon the aisle (usually the cold aisle)
  • Ideally panel widths match the widths of supporting cabinets providing matched modules (these can be of mixed width if required) i.e. 600mm, 700mm or 800mm wide cabinets and panels
  • The cocooning panels can be mounted to non-matching cabinet widths, if required, by installing an adjustable edge beam (customising kits)
  • Active system upgrades to provide automatic panel opening, to allow gas suppressant or water from sprinklers to pass-through in case of fire (avoids the need to modify and extend room sprinklers)
  • Panel options: transparent or opaque polycarbonate, steel or wired glass
  • Panel mounting height options to suit room constraints and headroom needs
  • Optional cocooning panel spans, to suit aisle widths
  • Within-aisle lighting upgrades to supplement or replace room lighting
  • Aisle end doors of various widths, single or pairs. Doors may be hinged or sliding type
  • A sliding door may be specified to "auto close" when not manually held open, to instantly preserve cocooning
  • Unique safety door versions provide a patented solution which combines sliding action for normal use with a push open escape feature, for rapid egress of personnel in case of smoke or fire, complying with Health & Safety requirements
  • Cannon Aisle-Cocooning is compatible with all Cannon enclosures
  • Cannon Aisle-Cocooning is compatible with Cannon overhead cable raceway
  • "CannonGuard" upgrades to enable temperature mapping of aisles (hot and cold), remotely monitored and alarmed
 

 

Active Aisle CocooningCannon Active Roof Cocoon


In active Aisle Coccooning, the overhead panels which cocoon the aisle have automatic panel opening, to allow gas suppressant or water from sprinklers to pass-through into the aisle in case of fire (avoids the need to modify and extend room sprinklers).

 


Features

  • A fully integrated infrastructure, end-to-end compliant
  • Overhead, modular panels of quick-fit design to cocoon the aisle (usually the cold aisle)
  • Ideally panel widths match the widths of supporting cabinets providing matched modules (these can be of mixed width if required) i.e. 600mm, 700mm or 800mm wide cabinets and panels
  • The cocooning panels can be mounted to non-matching cabinet widths, if required, by installing an adjustable edge beam (customising kits)
  • Active system provides automatic panel opening, to allow gas suppressant or water from sprinklers to pass-through in case of fire (avoids the need to modify and extend room sprinklers)
  • Panel options: transparent or opaque polycarbonate, steel or wired glass
  • Panel mounting height options to suit room constraints and headroom needs
  • Optional cocooning panel spans, to suit aisle widths
  • Within-aisle lighting upgrades to supplement or replace room lighting
  • Aisle end doors of various widths, single or pairs. Doors may be hinged or sliding type
  • A sliding door may be specified to "auto close" when not manually held open, to instantly preserve cocooning
  • Unique safety door versions provide a patented solution which combines sliding action for normal use with a push open escape feature, for rapid egress of personnel in case of smoke or fire, complying with Health & Safety requirements
  • Cannon Aisle-Cocooning is compatible with all Cannon enclosures
  • Cannon Aisle-Cocooning is compatible with Cannon overhead cable raceway
  • "CannonGuard" upgrades to enable temperature mapping of aisles (hot and cold), remotely monitored and alarmed

 

Retro-Fit Aisle Cocooning

Cannon Aisle Cocoon retro-fitted to non-Cannon racks

Cannon Aisle Cocooning is available to be retro-fitted to other manufacturers cabinet ranges if required to upgrade to full Cold Aisle Containment.

 

  • Cannon Retro-Fit Aisle Cocooning is simple and easy to install and has the same benefits whether it's being fitted to a Cannon or other manufacturers row of cabinets
  • Cannon installations across Europe have seen an improvement in cool air flow by 30% to 40%
  • Cannon recommend a full site survey by a qualified Cannon Engineer prior to installation to ensure comprehensive design and manufacture of all special bracketry required for any row / room specific anomalies that would otherwise reduce the effectiveness of an Aisle CocoonCannon Aisle Cocooning - Data Centre Upgrade
  • Aisle-Cocooning retrofit service for any installed cabinet range
  • Special adaptor kits can be provided where non-Cannon enclosures are required to be included in Cannon enclosure bays with Aisle-Cocooning
For further details on Retro-Fit Aisle Cocooning please contact the Cannon Sales Team by clicking here

 

 

 

 



Aisle Cocooning™ and Aisle Cocoon™ are registered trademarks of the Cannon Technologies Group Ltd

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