Here is a list of the most common thermal management pitfalls observed across data centers worldwide and how you can overcome them.
The Initial Data Is Incorrect: The data center cannot function optimally if the initial calculations are based on incorrect data. For deploying thermal management solutions, it is absolutely essential to start on specifications that are on point.
If in doubt, it is best to double check measurements and cross check them with previous data where you intend to deploy the solution.
Do Not Oversize or Undersize: If there is an oversize or undersize issue, it can become a serious problem when you are trying to scale up the data center operations. Errors become frequent in the medium term, especially under severe conditions.
Therefore, striking the right balance in terms of thermal solution implementation will ensure that you do encounter any sizing issues which can hamper the operation of your data center.
Mechanical Incompatibility Errors: If you are working with very tight delivery timelines, you cannot afford to have a mismatch between your data center and the implemented thermal solution. Remember that the OEM is unable to accept any errors in integration, installation and across the assembly processes in case you have moved data center equipment to a different location.
Try and avoid any mechanical incompatibility when you are working with displaced teams across locations and with short timelines.