Ice Thermal Storage Technology from the Container

Efficient cooling with off-peak electricity for buildings and industrial facilities

Modern variants of the ice storage system significantly reduce the energy costs for air conditioning buildings and industrial plants.

Ice thermal storages from BEKA [sp.ICE] combine an exceptionally efficient cooling performance with flexible options for installing and incorporating into existing air conditioning systems. The basis is the tried and tested capillary tube technology, which ensure a particularly high level of efficiency thanks to the large heat transfer surface of the capillaries.

The heat exchanger can be charged from a cooling temperature of -2 ° C. The ice storage cooling system is installed in a standardized container that can either be placed at ground level or as a basin in the ground. Depending on the required cooling capacity, there are three container sizes to choose from. Custom-made products are also possible.

Ice storage technology

The ice thermal storage system is a modern variant of a technology that is thousands of years old and which adopts energetic processes in the transformation of aggregate states.

In the past, the main focus was on storing ice for cooling foodstuffs and their production processes in summer, today ice storages with short, daily charging cycles are required. As a rule, the ice banks are filled at night at reduced electricity costs and the stored cooling capacity is used to cool offices or industrial plants during the day.

Strengths of BEKA ice storages

  • Short charge and discharge cycles
  • Energy-saving ice generation
  • Modular design
  • Flexible deployment and easy to transport
  • Low investment costs
ice energy storage technology from the container
ice storage - mounting of the heat exchange unit
capillary tube mats work as heat exchanger

sp.ICE - ice thermal storage in action

The modular BEKA ice storage systems with capillary tube mats as heat exchangers are currently mainly used in China, where the differences between day and night tariffs for electricity are particularly high and at the same time there is a great need for cooling.

In Germany, the Heidelberg-based GA-tec Gebäude- und Anlagentechnik GmbH operates two sp.ICEs with a total storage capacity of 4,200 kWh for cooling the offices of around 1,000 employees. We will be happy to provide further references on request.

Ice storage for Merck, Germany

How much cooling capacity does your project require?

Are you planning to modernise your building air conditioning or cooling systems? Our engineers assist you with the integration of ice thermal storage systems into the existing air conditioning technology and with the calculation of the required cooling capacity.

Ice thermal storage for air conditioning

Product brochure

By the way: The transfer of the cooling capacity to the room climate is particularly efficient in combination with a BEKA cooling ceiling. Our ceiling cooling systems with integrated capillary tube mats have energy advantages that are comparable to those of the ice storage system: high efficiency, fast reaction behavior and even cold and heat distribution thanks to large heat exchange surfaces.

Ceiling heating and ceiling cooling - one system, two functions