Cold storage construction design and build services require expertise in the intricacies of these very specialized facilities. Refrigerated warehouses, frozen food distribution centers and grocery freezers are the highest energy consuming sector per cubic foot in the world. To help reduce energy consumption and improve facility efficiencies cold storage freezers must be properly designed and built, and they must integrate the most energy-efficient systems available.
Viking Cold’s proven Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system allows you to give your client a unique solution that addresses their post-construction priorities: temperature stability, energy costs, and maintenance.
The Viking Cold TES system has no mechanical components and is the perfect solution to managing energy demand and load inside cold storage facilities. Being system agnostic, we leverage the existing refrigeration equipment to minimize energy costs while simultaneously maintaining temperature control.
Our Thermal Energy Storage system works well for new construction, retrofit or refurbishment projects.
Learn from accredited Professional Engineer and CEO, Hank Bonar, how Thermal Energy Storage reduced operating costs in an ammonia frozen warehouse.
Cold Facts, the official publication of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), published an article covering new technologies in cold storage construction that add efficiency to cold storage building projects. The article describes a presentation at the 38th Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA) Conference delivered by Viking Cold Solutions, Cold Box Builders, and Evapco. Representatives from all three companies discuss new efficiency technologies and trends for the cold storage industry, particularly in ammonia refrigerated facilities.
The commercial and industrial application of our thermal energy storage (TES) technology has shown tremendous results in an ammonia-refrigerated frozen food warehouse in California. By storing energy in the form of cold and delivering discharge times up to 13 hours per day TES provides utilities a behind-the-meter distributed energy resource (DER) to help manage the inflexible and difficult demand profile of the cold storage industry. Utility Dive has posted an article outlining the temperature, peak demand, and consumption benefits of TES in cold storage facilities outlined in our case study.
The May 2019 edition of Food Logistics includes an article outlining the risks of using frozen food as a battery for flywheeling. The article also discusses using Viking Cold's Thermal Energy Storage systems as an alternative temperature capacitor to achieve even better flywheeling results, reduce the risks of flywheeling, and provide additional benefits. Utility-sponsored programs that can subsidize or entirely cover the system and installation costs are also discussed.