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.
Kevin Lawton, the host of The New Warehouse Podcast, interviewed Viking Cold Solutions' President & CEO James Bell to discuss the current and future state of digitization and sustainability inside refrigerated warehouses. They discuss how digitization and thermal energy storage work in cold storage to maximize the efficiency, resiliency, and sustainability of the cold chain. The conversation also covers some of the additional levels of complexity of refrigerated spaces and how the impacts of the pandemic have driven the adoption of technologies such as WMS, automation, robotics, and thermal energy storage inside refrigerated warehouses. James and Kevin also discuss the market conditions driving more construction of cold storage facilities and how digitization and new technology is being included in the design and building of new warehouses. Additionally, Kevin and James cover the electrical grid impacts of refrigerated spaces, and how with thermal energy storage and warehouse digitization operators can reduce costs and create new revenue streams. Listen to the full conversation on the podcast here: EP 150: Digitization and Sustainability in Refrigerated Warehouses with Viking Cold Solutions
Food Logistics has recognized Viking Cold Solutions among the top logistics software providers for 2020, as one of the leading software and technology partners to the food and beverage industry, for the second year in a row. The publication named Viking Cold as a winner of its 2020 FL100+ Award in recognition of the significant reductions in both energy usage and costs and operational improvements that Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technology delivers in cold chain settings. Now in its 17th year, the FL100+ is a highly respected annual listing of top logistics software providers that are addressing the unique challenges of today’s food and beverage supply chain. Recipients are judged to deliver products and services that support efficient transportation and warehousing, minimize operational waste, facilitate safe operations, and assure regulatory compliance. Viking Cold was selected for the strengths of its innovative Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technology, which equips cold chain facilities with the means to enhance refrigeration efficiency and increase operational resilience. This not only helps customers reduce their carbon footprint, but also achieves a reduction in energy costs of up to 50%. Combining environmentally friendly phase change materials with a powerful suite of cloud-based operational tools, TES integrates easily with existing controls to provide real-time monitoring and analytics of temperatures, equipment status, and energy use. These data-driven insights are made available to warehouse managers via the Viking Cold client portal with custom reports, notifications, and analytics giving them the actionable intelligence to improve cold storage operations and reduce costly peak-period energy consumption for up to 13 hours per day. All the while, TES ensures stable refrigerated temperatures are maintained, which safeguards food products, limits waste, and minimizes disruption during periods of downtime or power outage. The full list of FL100+ Award winners was revealed by Food Logistics in an announcement on December 16. Full details will be published in the November/December 2020 print issue of the magazine. For more information on the technology behind Viking Cold’s award-winning thermal energy storage solution, and how it can reduce energy consumption and costs for your food warehousing operations, get in touch today.
Viking Cold is delighted to have been named a winner at the Green Supply Chain Awards 2020 in recognition of its commitment to help customers reduce their carbon footprint. The win is a testament to the strengths of Viking Cold’s highly efficient Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technology, which optimizes refrigeration, lowers demand and overall power consumption in high-demand cold storage applications, and delivers benefits to both the environment and the bottom line. The Green Supply Chain Awards, co-ordinated by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, celebrate companies working to achieve sustainability goals as well as providers of supply chain solutions and services that support customers in their carbon-reduction efforts. Winners were selected for their ability to demonstrate a clear sustainable supply chain strategy and provide evidence of how they are executing on those strategies to deliver measurable results. Viking Cold’s TES technology, which has previously been recognized in the Green Supply Chain Awards, increases refrigeration system efficiency in cold storage environments by an average of 26%. It is based on the use of 100% recyclable thermal energy storage cells that contain environmentally friendly Phase Change Materials. Energy is stored in the cells for later release, enabling refrigeration equipment to be safely cycled off over long periods, limiting the amount of power being drawn from the grid while maintaining a consistent temperature to safeguard food quality. Viking Cold’s offering also incorporates a cloud-based suite of operational tools to deliver the data insight needed to optimize operations and energy usage and provide evidence of the savings generated. For more information on the Green Supply Chain Awards, visit the SDCE website. Contact us today to discuss how Viking Cold’s award-winning Thermal Energy Storage technology can help reduce energy consumption and enhance the sustainability credentials of your cold storage facilities.