Reducing Energy Consumption in Cold Storage
An additional benefit is that cooling installations can run at a lower peak power and more constantly. With less intermittence in the switching you will increasing the lifespan, decreasing maintenance and decrease power consumption. Furthermore, the PCM can act as a thermal buffer or insurance for power outages or installation malfunction.
Use Your Cold Storage to
Store Solar Energy
More and more cold storage warehouses have transitioned to using energy efficient chillers, perfect insulation, curtains, segments, led lighting and covered the roof with solar panels.However are you supplying your solar power to the grid instead of using it yourself it in your cold storage facility?
Pluss can help by adding thermal mass to your warehouse without taking up useful storage space. By adding thermal mass you can charge and discharge your warehouse, because the PCM thermal mass that Pluss is using can store 6 times more cold then conventional materials. The PCM is tweaked to perform at your desired temperature, is absolutely passive (no additional operational costs) and has a useful life of at least 25 years. Pluss advanced Technologies has already successfully created an off-grid solar powered cold room, that is used to keep fresh produce fresh at farms across the world. You can use the same technology to make your facility run primarily on solar power from your own rooftop!
Shift Your Cooling Load
to Off-Peak Hours
With the current electricity prices the operational costs of cold rooms, for pharmaceuticals and fresh produce, are going through the roof. With Pluss PCM you can add a PCM thermal battery to your cold storage. By freezing this additional PCM mass in off-peak hours you can decrease your operational costs with roughly 25%.
Looking at the future with dynamic, variable or spot electricity prices, it is best to avoid high peak prices at all costs. By adding the PCM thermal mass batteries to your storage you can run your installation on off-peak prices. An additional benefit is that cooling installation can run at a lower peak power and more constant. With less intermittence in the switching you will increasing the lifespan, decreasing maintenance and decrease power consumption.
With our broad experience and wide PCM temperature range we can advise you of the various solutions available to improve efficiency of cold storage warehouses. We can provide the best PCM for your needs based on your specifications.