Ice Energy Storage Technology from the Container
Efficient cooling with off-peak electricity for buildings and plants
Modern variants of the ice energy storage offer the possibility of lowering energy costs without sacrificing the comfort of an air conditioning system.
Ice energy storages from BEKA [sp.ICE] combine an exceptionally efficient cooling performance with flexible options for installing and incorporating into existing air conditioning systems. They are based on proven capillary tube mats, which have a particularly high degree of efficiency over the large heat transmission area of the capillaries.
The loading of the heat exchanger is able to take place at a refrigerating temperature of only -2°C. The ice energy storage system is deployed in a standardised container at ground level or can be lowered into a basin in the ground. There is a choice of three container sizes according to the cooling capacity that is required. Sizes to suit special requirements are also possible.
Ice Energy Storage Technology
Ice energy storages are essentially a modern variant of a centuries-old technology that harnesses the energetic processes in conversion between states of aggregation.
Whereas previously ice was stored primarily to chill food and manufacturing processes during the summer, nowadays thermal energy storages are required with short, charging cycles that expire daily. The ice storages are filled at night at reduced electricity costs and the stored cooling capacity is used during the day to cool offices of technical installations.
Strengths of BEKA Ice Energy Storages
- Short charge and discharge cycles
- Energy-saving ice generation
- Modular design
- Flexible deployment and easy to transport
- Low investment costs
sp.ICE Energy Storage References
The modular BEKA ice energy storage systems with capillary tube mats as the heat exchanger are currently in use primarily in China, where a high demand for cooling exists and the differences between day-time and night-time electricity tariffs are extremely high.
In Germany, Heidelberger GA-tec Gebäude- und Anlagentechnik GmbH (a buildings and plant firm) operates two sp.ICEs with a total storage capacity of 4,200 kWh. We will gladly supply further references on request.
How much Cooling Capacity does your Project Require?
Are you planning a modernisation of your building's air conditioning or cooling system? Our engineers will assist you with the integration of ice energy storages into an existing air conditioning system and calculation of the cooling capacity required.
By the way: The transfer of cooling capacity to the climate within a room is particularly efficient when combined with BEKA cooling ceilings. Our cooling ceilings with integrated capillary tube mats bring into play energetic advantages comparable to those of ice energy stores: a high degree of efficiency, rapid response and an even distribution of cooling or warming due to large areas of heat exchange.