Viking Cold Solutions™ is a thermal energy management company focused on making the world’s cold storage systems more efficient, flexible, and sustainable while protecting food quality. Our long-duration Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Systems, with a levelized cost of energy (LCOE) less than 2 cents per kWh, have been installed inside frozen food production, storage, and distribution facilities around the world. Viking Cold’s innovative application of environmentally-friendly Phase Change Materials (PCM) and cloud-based intelligent controls and monitoring combines energy storage with efficiency to enable flexible energy management and reduced energy costs.
Viking Cold Solutions enables companies to achieve up to a 35% or greater reduction in energy costs through efficiency and energy storage flexibility.
Thermal Energy Storage (TES) leverages phase change material to store energy in the form of cold for future use. It is engineered to freeze/thaw at specific temperatures commonly used in frozen cold storage (-20°F to 32°F or -28°C to 0°C). This allows the refrigeration equipment to be turned off for long periods of time (up to 13 hours) while maintaining stable temperatures in the freezer.
Our TES system works well for new construction, retrofit, or refurbishment projects.
Viking Cold is delighted to have been recognised as a winner at the 2019 EI Awards, which showcase excellence across the energy sector. The Viking Cold Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system won in the Innovative Technology category at the prestigious event, which is organised by the Energy Institute. Viking Cold was presented with the award at a gala dinner held at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel in London’s Mayfair on November 7, hosted by Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, co-founder of Stemettes. The award acknowledged how TES is helping companies across the world introduce efficiencies and reduce costs in energy-intensive cold chain environments. Winners are decided by an independent panel of senior energy experts, led by chairman of the judges Stephen Burgin FEI, director of Offshore Wind Growth Partnership. The panel said of Viking Cold: “Incentivized by energy utilities across the U.S and in use around the world, the company delivers cost-effective and flexible thermal energy management solutions which preserve food, save energy and help reduce environmental impact.” For two decades, the EI Awards have celebrated “the most outstanding people, products and initiatives from across the global energy sector”. In particular, it recognises those making the industry safer, cleaner and more sustainable, and champions new initiatives that can impact positively on society. To learn more about what Viking Cold’s award-winning Thermal Energy Storage technology can do for your business, please get in touch.
Viking Cold has been included by Food Engineering in an article looking at leading innovators in the field of food refrigeration. The Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system at the core of Viking Cold’s offering was incorporated within the industry title’s selection of new and exciting methods for temperature-controlled management of refrigerated and frozen foods. Alongside mentions for Messer and Tippmann Innovation, the piece highlighted the growth in demand for TES as increasing numbers of processors and cold storage providers understand the energy-efficiency and cost-saving benefits that TES can bring. Collin Coker, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, underlined the untapped potential for high energy users to “wring out more value with thermal energy storage”, using the system’s intelligence controls to reduce consumption at peak periods or when pricing levels are at a premium. The benefits of TES listed by Food Engineering included that fact that it is environmentally friendly while providing a highly efficient, stable and resilient environment for protecting food products. Coker went on to explain the versatility and low maintenance demands of the system, with the ability to install cells on top of racking in a diverse range of food environments, from smaller processors and walk-in freezers up to larger distribution centers. At a Dreyer’s Ice Cream facility for Nestlé with a two-pallet position racking system and a lower roof, for example, cells could be incorporated into the design of the ceiling. “They (the cells) sit up there. They do their thing. They act as a very sophisticated heat sink. There’s no mechanical interface or requirements,” Coker said. Food Engineering is a monthly magazine and associated website that cover manufacturing technologies in the areas of processing, packaging, food safety, plant operations, material handling and automation. Contact us for more information on how Thermal Energy Storage can bring greater control and cost-savings to your food processing environment.
Food quality protection and energy efficiency technologies for food processing and distribution are highlighted in a recent Food Engineering Magazine article. Viking Cold's TES technology is highlighted along with other temperature-centric solutions from Messer and Tippman Innovation that ensure cold and frozen food meet benchmarks for safety, quality, and energy efficiency.