Refrigerated Containers – Features and Uses
Have you ever wondered how that imported French cheese makes it to Australia or how temperature sensitive life saving medications arrive in the country?
Refrigerated containers may also be referred to as reefer containers or intermodal containers. These containers are equipped with a refrigeration system that is able to run on a diesel generator for short periods of time. However, when these containers are waiting in the dock to be shipped or being shipped they are connected to an external power source. Some of the containers have water cooling systems, but these tend to be more expensive so most refrigerated units have ventilation systems.
Since the introduction of refrigerated containers the world has been able to share its bounty more readily with perishable items able to be transported in good condition.
You may not be involved in international shipping, but refrigerated containers may still be very useful for you. In addition to being shipped hither and yond, the are also able to be put into action for static uses. Buying a container that is refrigerated is often a more affordable choice than having a dedicated freezer built for you.
Uses for Refrigerated Containers
Reefers are used as storage for perishable or heat sensitive items in the many places and ways including:
- Hospitals for medical supplies
There are some different options available for keeping items cool while being transported, but these kinds of containers are considered to be the most versatile and reliable. The unit is a stand alone container and can be put to use anywhere that you can find the space to place it. You can run it with electricity or use the generator for shorter term use on site.
If you need to transport large amounts of food or heat sensitive goods to a destination and ensure that it arrives in good condition, then refrigerated containers are your best option. The refrigeration systems that are used in the containers these days are extremely accurate and reliable. When they are shipped the containers are also monitored closely by the shipping staff. As well as buying a refrigeration unit to put to use it is also possible to hire them for short or longer periods.
Contact us now to discuss what refrigeration options are best for you.