A number of disruptors in the retail market and an active regulatory environment present obstacles for HVAC and refrigeration systems’ designers in foodservice operations, supermarkets, and cold storage facilities.
The system uses phase change material and intelligent controls to provide cold storage savings
December 5, 2016
Viking Cold Solutions, a supplier of thermal energy storage systems, announced that a Southern California utility, along with an independent third party energy management firm, ASWB Engineering, completed a field demonstration study of the Viking Cold thermal energy storage (TES) system.
Refrigeration Battery helps control energy costs, prevent food spoilage during power outages
September 21, 2016
Owners of grocery stores and other cold storage facilities in parts of Brooklyn and Queens can now receive incentives from Con Edison’s Neighborhood Program for installing Axiom Exergy’s thermal energy storage system.
Plaza Provision Co., a leading food distributor in Puerto Rico, has purchased its fourth thermal energy storage (TES) system from Viking Cold Solutions, and where installed, the TES system has reduced energy consumption by over 30 percent.
Refrigeration Battery solution intelligently stores and deploys cooling to reduce peak energy demand
August 18, 2016
Axiom Exergy announced it has raised $2.5 million from investors to assist in scaling its thermal energy storage solution in the grocery store and cold storage facility markets. Using its Refrigeration Battery, Axiom said supermarkets and food distribution centers can reduce their peak energy demand by up to 40 percent.
Other driving forces include rise in trade of frozen food and seafood products, need to reduce food waste
July 22, 2016
The global refrigerated warehouse market is projected to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 14 percent to 2020, driven by the rise of end-to-end integrated services, according to the latest research report released by Technavio.
Combination of solar and energy storage provides multiple advantages
May 9, 2016
Viking Cold Solutions™ announced the launch of Solar Energy Storage™, bundling its thermal energy storage solution with rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to deliver around-the-clock, cost-effective green energy for cold storage facilities, supermarkets, and utilities.
It is my firm belief that airflow and air distribution is every bit as important in refrigeration design as load calculations. What good is a properly sized system that can’t deliver the air to areas that need it? Poor air distribution and airflow lead to stratification in temperature and humidity as well as poor heat transfer.
Improvements are designed to reduce the likelihood of an ammonia release
August 19, 2015
A Chicopee, Massachusetts, cold storage warehouse that utilizes ammonia refrigeration is spending more than half a million dollars, primarily on public safety enhancements, to resolve claims it violated the federal Clean Air Act’s chemical release prevention requirements in its handling of ammonia at the facility.