Chatsworth Build To Spec (BTS) Hot Aisle Containment (HAC) Solution

Chatsworth BTS Kit Hot Aisle Containment Solution

Research suggests that most data centers use an average of four times the power for cooling than the IT load requires. At the same time, power requirements are only going up; by some estimates, 30 to 50 percent of data centers will run out of power and cooling within the next year.

With CPI Containment Solutions you can make the most out of the power already being supplied to your data center. Aisle Containment Solutions help optimize airflow, resulting in reduced operating costs and eliminating the need to purchase additional CRAC units to provide more cooling.

The BTS Kit includes components to field-fabricate a duct over the contained aisle. This is the most flexible solution which can be used over a mix of cabinets of varying sizes and can be ceiling-supported or cabinet-supported making it ideal for retrofit applications.

The easy-to-order BTS (Build to Spec) Kit arrives on a single pallet. It features just 8 unique components, yet allows for full customization in the field. Contractors can easily install containment around cabinets of different heights, widths and depths. Baffles seal around and within cabinets, yet the equipment is easily accessible from the front and the back. The containment solution features automatically closing doors with transparent panels to maximize containment but allow light inside the enclosure. And the field-fabricated duct installs over the top of the contained hot aisle, a vital part of a closed hot-air return for a nearly unlimited variety of retrofits, new and newly configured installations.

The BTS Kit can turn an inefficient data center that's nearing its space capacity into a showplace for Brownfield or Greenfield applications, one with space for expansion and maximum air supply efficiency. CPI offers hot and cold aisle containment solutions.

For more information, contact your Graybar representative or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

  • Highly adaptable, field-fabricated duct compatible with a mix of cabinets
  • Includes materials for building a duct over the contained aisle
  • Measure and cut materials and assemble to match specific site requirements
  • Attaches to the ceiling or the tops of cabinets
  • Translucent polycarbonate panels allow light to enter the aisle
  • Allows you to add, remove or omit cabinets as required• Configure one part number for easy ordering
  • Ship and arrive at the same time
  • Eliminate on-site installation
  • Get fewer boxes to open, throw away or recycle


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