Thermal Energy Storage
Energy Store - Tank Size
Slurry ice has the advantage of storing energy in the form of ice that can be melted efficiently to maintain constant temperatures during peak load periods. The size of the tank will depend on the peak load and period of this load along with the operating time of the ice machine.
Power Supply Restrictions
Slurry ice could also be used in applications where there are power supply restrictions. The ice machine will produce slurry ice during off-peak times and the peak load problems will be eliminated with the availability of an energy store in the form of slurry ice.
Demand Side Management
Thermal energy storage systems also offer the advantage of minimising energy cost by running equipment during off peak hours and thus eliminating the risk of being penalised with high energy cost penalties during peak hours.