Overcoming Thermal Management Pitfalls

Today, data centers across the world process massive volumes of information every second. Needless to say, to ensure operational efficiency they need to depend on robust thermal management solutions. 

Thermal management solutions have gone beyond the conventional. Data centers today deploy specific thermal management solutions not just to manage heat.  Dedicated thermal management software can be used by data centers in order to verify project data. This can help data centers to reduce time spent on calculations as the platform gives them access to real time, reliable data.

What is the Role of Thermal Management Software?

The advanced thermal management software allows access to information, thus connecting the data center with off-site experts automatically. 

When it comes to thermal management software at data centers, there are multiple considerations involved at the point of integration. Some of the common issues that you may encounter are:

  • The information channeled via the thermal management software initially is dependent on the distribution of IT cabinets and its loads distribution within the data center – as this can impact the calculation very differently. 
  • The expert can determine the most appropriate thermal management solution taking into account the various outdoor environments and their associated characteristics. They also need to consider if the enclosure planning is able to accept outdoor air for cooling purposes. 

These variables are important as they can wholly influence the stability and reliability of the thermal management solution. More specifically, the operational equipment and the related services and processes may be impacted. Moreover, not taking these variables into your consideration during the design phase can also hike your overall cost in due course of time. 

How Can you Overcome the 3 Most Common Thermal Management Pitfalls?

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. 

In Conclusion

There are plenty of thermal management solutions in KSA to choose from for your business in the Middle East. If you are exploring your options, then be sure to speak to an expert from MMR, a trusted thermal solution provider in the MENA region.