Refrigerated Containersto Keep Your Goods Safe in High Temperature Conditions

Posted by clevelandcontainers on January 14th, 2015

A refrigerated container—also called a reefer—is essentially a shipping container suitable for transporting temperature-sensitive cargo. These types of containers typically have multiple temperature chambers though some only have one. If you are planning to buy or rent a refrigerated container, be sure to deal only with a reliable, trusted, and reputable supplier that can guarantee the quality of its products.

The shipping container system is one of the most (if not the most)complicated refrigeration applications in terms of design and reliability. The refrigerated container has to withstand shock, vibrations, and the harsh conditions of the sea. All of its components must pass the salt-spray test and comply with many other stringent norms that are set to ensure the cargo’s safe refrigeration during the entire journey.

The best refrigerated containers are equipped with reliable controls and heat exchangers, keeping the refrigeration system highly efficient. Some of the newest reefer systems feature either scroll compressors or semi-hermetic reciprocating. Multiple speed/capacity compressors are often preferred when it comes to refrigerated shipping containers. Choose one that offers precise temperature control, superior hygiene, and lower corrosion risk. You also want a reefer that can guarantee low maintenance and operation costs. To get the best value for your money, choose a refrigerated container suitable for all common refrigerants (including natural refrigerants).

Aside from reefers, there are two other types of cold storage units available—walk in coolers and refrigerated trailers. Portable walk-in coolers are perfect for restaurateurs andfood distributors needing additional cold storage. They can be brought to any location on most flatbed or tilt trailers. They can sit on the ground and even be fitted into parking spaces. They can maintain ideal temperatures for most types of perishable items.

Refrigerated trailers are essentially refrigerated containers on wheels, making them suitable for frequent unloading/loading of palletised products. With the refrigerated trailer at dock level, it is much easier to move pallets straight from the trailer into the warehouse, and vice versa.

About the Author:

This article is written by Karen Wentworth, consultant for Cleveland Containers, who specialise in offering shipping containers in UK. Cleveland Containers is one-stop shop for your entire container related needs whether buying or hiring is the right solution for your storage requirement. They also give their buyer a facility of providing a bespoke size container tailored to your specific requirements and can normally be delivered in 7 working days.

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