An advanced thermal energy storage (TES) system can help reduce the load on chiller and electrical power requirements by between 30 and 70 percent for cooling production, according to the manufacturer. CIAT Group and its subsidiary Cristopia Energy Systems launched the system in the United Kingdom.
The CIAT Cristopia system reduces end users’ energy costs by shifting away from reliance on expensive peak day-time power by harnessing off-peak electricity at night. It reduces the load on the chiller by smoothing out peaks in the daily load profile, which reduces chiller maintenance costs and the size of the combined refrigerant charge in the process.
The TES solution also includes a monitoring and control system that optimizes the performance and energy-efficiency of the full installation, which enables end users to minimize energy use and reduce emissions.