Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems allow cold storage operators to cut energy costs up to 50%, better protect food, and improve facility resiliency. By absorbing and consolidating up to 85% of the heat infiltration, TES allows refrigeration systems to be safely cycled off for up to 13 hours each day to avoid demand or time-of-use energy fees while maintaining stable temperatures. In addition to this flexibility, TES systems increase refrigeration system efficiency an average of 26%.
Our TES systems easily integrate with existing refrigeration systems, controls, and racking structures and have been installed inside commercial and industrial frozen food warehouses and distribution centers around the world.
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.
Those in the cold storage biz know that more thermal mass inside a freezer allows that freezer to float, or flywheel, longer without active refrigeration. But is food the right thermal mass to use to cut energy costs? Can flywheeling periods be even longer? Can more energy be saved? Can it be done without using food as the thermal battery? Read the full article published on FoodDive.com to learn how thermal energy storage improves the economic benefits of flywheeling without requiring additional energy or risking the quality of the food we put on our tables every day.
ProFood World, a leading food and beverage manufacturing publication, recognized Viking Cold's Thermal Energy Storage technology as one of the technologies empowering food producers to lower energy costs and to help reach corporate responsibility and sustainability goals.