National Coal Group, China
IDE selected by China National Coal Group for Mine Cooling
China National Coal Group Corp. (ChinaCoal) selected IDE’s Vacuum Ice Maker (VIM) 850 system for mine cooling in 2011. Shanghai Datun Energy Resources Co. Ltd., a ChinaCoal company, utilizes the highly efficient VIM system to cool a coal mine in Jiangsu. The VIM technology provides the most efficient icemaker in the industry, reducing the energy consumption by 50%, while increasing the capacity of the produced ice. Using latent heat, IDE’s VIM system creates ice that is easily transportable, making it particularly suitable for mine cooling.
|Client:||Shanghai Datun Energy Resources Co. Ltd|
|Project Type:||Vacuum Ice Maker (VIM) for Deep Mine Cooling|
|Technology:||Vacuum Ice Maker (VIM)|
|Total Capacity:||3500 kWR (850 TonR)|
|Commission Date:||August 2013|
- Significantly lower overhead compared to traditional water chilling solutions.
- Ability to work at partial loads of 20-100%.
- Large savings in mine shaft construction and pumping system due to lower flow requirements.