Refrigerated and non-working insulated containers
While dry shipping containers are used for the transport of food goods and materials that do not require a temperature controlled environment, there are several commodities whose preservation depends on it. Namely, fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood, chemicals, batteries, tobacco, medical supplies, etc..
Therefore, the shipping industry employs the use of refrigerated containers or “reefers” as they are commonly known. These containers afford the customer the ability to store and or ship goods at temperatures above or below freezing based on their individual perishable characteristics.
Are commonly used for overseas transport while the 48’ and 53’ units are primarily moved by rail or over the road to destination.
Refrigerated containers are also used for domestic applications such as restaurants, seafood companies, meat packing plants and growers of fruits and vegetables.
All units operate on 440 volt, 3 phase electric and are set and tested using a computerized processor. They can be converted to 220 volt using a generator (Gen set) which is a separate piece of equipment that is connected to the refrigeration unit. Two of the most notable manufacturers of the refrigeration units are Thermo King and Carrier.
These containers are also desirable as “non working reefers”. Simply stated, they are insulated containers with no refrigeration unit attached. They can be used in this form for dry storage and in some cases are preferred over standard storage containers because even under extreme outside temperatures, the units remain naturally cool due to the fact that they are insulated.
All units have a stainless steel interior with a raised channel floor which allows for ease of cleaning.
Similar to the standard dry shipping container, they can be transported on a flat bed truck, intermodal chassis or Landdoll (tilt bed truck).