FAFCO Ice Storage, ICEBAT, is a system of submerged tube interchanges. It uses the solidification of ice water to store cold in the form of “latent heat.”
Water is indeed the best phase change material (PCM) for cold storage: available everywhere, economical and without impact on the environment, water has the highest latent heat of all known liquids. For specific applications, FAFCO offers 2 more PCMs for storage in positive and negative temperatures, with phase changes at -10 degrees Celsius and -10 degrees Fahrenheit.
During the charging phase, the cold brought by glycolate water flowing through the interchanges turns the water stored in ice into ice.
During the discharge phase, the customer’s hot fluid is cooled through the FAFCO interchanges caught in the ice.
ICEBATS are 8 times more compact than ice water storages of equivalent capacity.
Reduced electrical connection power.
Optimizing energy consumption for air conditioning in buildings.
Emergency refrigeration capacity in the event of an electrical failure.
Reducing the power of refrigeration groups.
Reducing environmental impact.