Energy Efficient Ice Supply in Theatre (EEISIT)
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Large quantities of ice are needed to sustain war fighters and field-feeding in hot climates. Ice is used for drinking water and beverage cooling; for food preparation, serving, and preservation; and for medical purposes. At 8 lb/day per supported person, the logistical burden transport resources and risk of death and injury to transport personnel is substantialof delivering pre-produced ice or of producing ice at a forward operating base using electric power generated by a field genset field with potable water supplies. Ice-making technology that significantly improves the efficiency and water utilization compared to commercially available ice machines could reduce this burden significantly. TIAX LLC is proposing an approach that will convert 100% of the supply water to ice, and that systematically maximizes the refrigeration efficiency and minimizes the various energy losses associated with ice making processes. The ice-making process is scalable over a wide capacity range. The proposed prototype will produce 2,500 pounds of ice per day in high ambient temperature conditions. Two of these prototypes will fit in a Tricon shipping container.
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35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA -
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