Modern Equipment Manufacturer – Making the global cold chain more efficient

February 1, 2019 All News, Cold Storage, Food Processing, News Articles, Supermarket

Modern Equipment ManufacturerModern 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 – Storing Cold Saves Money

January 16, 2019 All News, Cold Storage, Food Processing, News Articles, Supermarket

Meat Packing Journal - Storing Cold Saves MoneyMeat 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 Green Supply Chain Award for Viking Cold

December 10, 2018 All News, Cold Storage, News Articles, Supermarket

Green Supply Chain Award for Viking ColdSupply & 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.

5 Ways to Reduce Energy Costs in Refrigerated Warehouses on SupplyChainDive.com

October 26, 2018 All News, Cold Storage, Cold Storage Construction, Food Processing, News Articles, Supermarket

5 Ways to Reduce Energy CostsThe 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.

Grocery Business: Defrosting the Top Risks in Cold Storage

September 4, 2018 All News, Cold Storage, News Articles, Supermarket

Defrosting the Top Risks in Cold StorageProducing, 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.

Potato Business Exclusive: Stable Temperature Is Essential in a Cool Storage

August 31, 2018 All News, Cold Storage, Food Processing, News Articles, Supermarket

Stable Temperature Is Essential in a Cool StorageInternational 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.

Case Study: Warehouse Drops Consumption 43% and Peak Demand 29% for 13 Hours

August 31, 2018 Blog Articles, Case Studies, Cold Storage, Supermarket

Warehouse Drops Consumption 43%Viking Cold Solutions, Inc. conducted a Measurement and Verification (M&V) study of its thermal energy storage (TES) technology installed in Dreisbach Enterprises’ 93,000 square foot low-temperature cold storage warehouse in Richmond, CA. The objectives of the M&V study were to determine the effectiveness of TES on energy efficiency and temperature stability with an ammonia-based refrigeration system.

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.

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Frozen Food Risk: The Unfrozen Water Inside on FoodDive.com

August 28, 2018 All News, Cold Storage, Food Processing, News Articles, Supermarket

The Unfrozen Water Inside on FoodDive.comDid you know that almost 10% of the water in frozen beef is still liquid even at -40 degrees Celsius? Food Dive’s article discusses how that water content could be reducing frozen food’s color, texture, taste, and shelf life and how TES technology can help reduce the risk of frozen food temperature fluctuations in walk-in freezers and frozen food warehouses.

All the Green, None of the Cost (Progressive Grocer Guest Blog)

August 27, 2018 All News, Cold Storage, Energy Storage, Food Processing, News Articles, Supermarket

Progressive Grocer Guest BlogSustainability 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.

Release: Study Confirms 43% Decrease in Energy Consumption in an Ammonia-Refrigerated Warehouse with Viking Cold’s TES Technology

August 22, 2018 All News, Case Studies, Cold Storage, Energy Storage, Food Processing, News Articles, Press Releases, Supermarket, Utility & Grid

Study Confirms 43% Decrease in Energy Consumption in an Ammonia-Refrigerated Warehouse with Viking Cold Solutions’ Thermal Energy Storage Technology – Significant Benefits for Cold Storage and Grid Operators

Richmond, CA and Houston, TX (Business Wire) — Viking Cold Solutions, the leading Thermal Energy Storage (TES) provider for the low-temperature cold storage industry, announced that its measurement and verification (M&V) study on Viking Cold’s TES technology at Dreisbach Enterprises’ 93,000 square foot frozen food distribution center in Richmond, CA  shows significant operational and financial benefits for utilities and the cold storage industry. The study demonstrated the ability of TES to mitigate the facility’s 13-hour peak period by simultaneously:

  • 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

Study Confirms 43% Decrease in Energy ConsumptionRefrigeration 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.

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