Modern Equipment Manufacturer covers the news, trends, and advancements being made in the manufacturing and cloud-enabling of equipment. They interviewed Viking Cold’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Collin Coker, after his presentation at the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Atlanta. Read the article about how Thermal Energy Storage is improving the cold chain by increasing refrigeration efficiency and providing valuable insight and data to food producers, foodservice distributors, and cold storage companies around the world.
Meat Packing Journal published an article presenting the improvements TES brings to low-temperature cold storage facilities. Part of that article was an interview with Viking Cold’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Collin Coker, to discuss how TES improves efficiency and how Thermal Energy Storage as a Service (TESaaS) is helping cold storage operators and grocers add TES with no upfront investment and guaranteed savings every month.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive annual Green Supply Chain Award winners for 2018 have been announced and Viking Cold is proud to be one of this year’s recipients. The award recognizes providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals. You can view the full list of 2018 Green Supply Chain Award winners here.
The fastest ways to lower energy costs are adding efficiencies to the facility and adding flexibility to how and when to purchase the power that drives refrigeration equipment. This is similar to achieving better fuel efficiency for automobiles on highways versus city streets and throwing in some downhills to further reduce fuel costs. Read more about five specific strategies that lower refrigeration energy costs in frozen food warehouses on Supply Chain Dive.
Producing, shipping, storing, and selling frozen foods comes with risks at every step of the cold chain. These risks include temperature fluctuations (which cause loss of product quality and shelf life) as well as potential problems with power and equipment resiliency, and the loss of profits. Grocery Business has published an article describing how Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage technology can help address all these risks.
International publication Potato Business has published an article featuring Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage technology. All frozen foods, especially those with high water content like potatoes, are susceptible to shelf life and quality loss due to temperature variations. Read more about how TES helps cold storage facilities protect their product.
The utility rate plan for this facility includes increased pricing for kWh consumption and peak kW demand during a 13-hour peak period (8:30 am to 9:30 pm) Monday through Friday that accounts for nearly 50% of the annual energy costs at the Dreisbach facility.
Sustainability is a growing priority in the grocery and cold-storage worlds, and new technology implementations require investment. Progressive Grocer has posted a blog article that outlines how grocers and operators can add thermal energy storage with no upfront investment and be cash-flow positive from day one. They can now expand their green initiatives, lower energy costs, protect their food, and reduce their carbon footprint without capital expenditures or tying up credit.
reducing peak period energy consumption by up to 43 percent
reducing peak demand within this peak period by up to 29 percent
maintaining 50 percent more stable temperatures
Refrigeration is the third highest electricity consuming utility category, and the cold storage industry is a prime target for load distribution management solutions. Cold storage operators, the grocery industry, and utilities challenged with managing peak loads on the electrical grid can all benefit from the refrigeration efficiency and load shift capabilities of TES.