Cooling comprises 60 to 70 percent of a data center’s total power consumption, with the remainder devoted to equipment operations. With energy costs skyrocketing, the data center industry faces more pressure than ever before to conserve power; 30% of energy savings in data center operations can be obtained through improved airflow management.

Premier Solutions Co. provides innovative and standard cooling solutions to enterprise centers, with pre and post-readings to determine the project’s success.

Airflow Management (AFM) Solutions

Proven Steps to an effective AFM redirecting airflow to the server inlet:

  • Protect and maintain cooling efficiencies thru the separation of cooling supply and return air increases cooling capacity,

  • Reduces cooling maintenance costs

  • Eliminate “Over provisioning of cooling

Implementation of an AFM solution is key to moving forward with precision cooling, DCM solutions and expansion of power load:

  • Adjust air flow rate (AFR)

  • Adjust SAT (supply air temp)

  • Adjust server inlet temp (SIT)

  • “Real-Time Sensoring” (RTS) to confirm predictions

  • Set inlet temp threshold; less work for server fans

  • Heat removal rate (in KW) HRR

  • Delta T (inlet/return)

Solutions Within AFM Program

  • Hotlok blanking panels: Directs cool air to the server inlet

  • Aisle lok panel: Seals under cabinet gaps

  • Koldlok: Sealing of raised floor openings increases static pressure

  • High air flow panels in cool aisle with CFM output matching Power usage for effective cooling

  • Proper heat rejection/recirculation in hot aisle

56% open area TriadChamfer Airflow panel features patented airflow enhancement technology.

  • Steel design offers heavy duty load capacity

  • Multi-directional fins under panel increases airflow over flat-bottom grates

  • Higher cooling plume allows cold air to reach entire height of rack

  • Upper server temperatures can be reduced 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Overall cooling requirements may be reduced by as much as 40%

row-based cooling solutions

With most centers delivering less than 50% of cool air from CRAC to intake, in-row cooling increases efficiency for high density systems.

Thermal containment products maximize the effectiveness of in-row cooling solutions for low- to high-density racked IT loads. Available in rack or aisle level configurations, these products are designed to completely separate the supply and return air paths of the IT equipment.

In-row vs. room-based cooling: Optimize your cooling by delivering cool air direct to the rows of servers and eliminate hot and cold air mix. For 20KW per rack capacity needed, rack cooling solutions are available.

hot aisle containment (hacs)

  • A typical data center, 50% loaded, the IT energy is the largest portion of the energy cost, followed by the cooling system energy cost.

  • HACS for new installations utilizing in-row cooling can save 45% in annual cooling costs, with a realized ROI in 12-18 months

cold aisle containment (CAC)

  • Designed for existing raised floor data centers, with perimeter cooling as the primary source, a consideration, is to utilize inrow cooling as a supplemental cooling strategy

  • We team with the best of breed , to bring you containment designed to your existing layout.



Since 1997, Premier Solutions Co. has provided Data Center Optimization (DCO) services and solutions to enterprise data centers, encompassing 3M sq. feet, 10,000 cabinets, and 250,000 servers/systems.

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CUSTOM DATA CENTER POWER SOLUTIONS designed to build a dynamic infrastructure that will bring greater intelligent platforms and environmental improvements thru automated monitoring, integration, and measured efficiencies. The right sizing of rack power is a key to continued operations.

Row-Based power (ups) 10-500kw capacity

High performance, right-sized, modular, scalable, 3-phase power protection with ultra-high availability and efficiency for any size data center or high-density power zone.

Rack-level power monitoring software

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Within data centers, power used for operating the facility, lighting, running IT loads and cooling is the largest operational expense.

Measuring and monitoring data center power volumes is important for energy efficiency, productivity, cost savings, and capacity planning. To embrace greener initiatives, data centers need power management solutions to determine PUE and DCiE.