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5 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT REFRIGERATED CONTAINERS

Reefers are widely used to store various products that require a controlled environment, but they also offer many other advantages. Here are some answers to questions that our team are commonly asked:

What is the Difference Between Shipping Containers and Reefers?

The main difference between the two types of metal containers is the cooling system. In turn, this makes refrigerated containers useful to store temperature-sensitive produce and allows them to be deployed in many roles that would be hard to execute with standard shipping containers.

Are All Containers Manufactured in the Same Dimensions?

The width and height of all refrigerated containers are standardised at 8ft and 8ft 6’’ respectively, but the length can vary. There are three basic models; 10ft containers that provide maximum mobility and flexibility; 20ft medium-sized units that are incredibly versatile; and 40ft reefers that can store a huge amount of perishable goods. In practice, this means containers give you the best of both worlds, merging the benefits of standardisation with an abundance of size options.

Can Refrigerated Containers be Used Inside or Outside?

Reefers are designed to work in both outdoor and indoor settings. Providing units can be placed on flat terrain, are connected to a suitable power supply, and there is ample free access to the doors, they can even be used in tight spaces. Our smallest containers are 10ft and compact enough to fit on some car parking spaces. Our units are commonly placed inside warehouses or on-site at event venues to provide staff convenient and fast access to produce kept in cold storage.

Our dedicated inhouse team provide a special skating service, where we position refrigerated containers inside warehouses and other suitable indoor spaces.

What Temperature Range is Supported by Reefers?

The lowest temperature that Spacewise refrigerated containers can reach is around -35 ͦC. On the other side of the spectrum, they can also operate up to +30 ͦC regardless of the outside conditions. Such a broad range of settings dramatically extends the utility of our containers, allowing them to safely and reliably store many different types of goods, from fresh meat and dairy to chemicals and pharmaceutical products.

Is it possible to Securely Store Valuable Goods in Refrigerated Containers?

Yes. Spacewise containers are manufactured from the finest materials and can be supplied with remote monitoring facilities accessible via a mobile phone, tablet or PC from almost anywhere in the world. In addition, they come equipped with a fully lockable but easy to open butcher's door.

10FT Refrigerated Containers

EXTERNAL
Length
2.90m (10ft 0ins)
Width
2.40m (8ft 0ins)
Height
2.60m (8ft 6ins)
INTERNAL
Length
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Width
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Height
2.30m (7ft 6ins)

20FT Refrigerated Containers

EXTERNAL
Length
6.00m (20ft 0ins)
Width
2.40m (8ft 0ins)
Height
2.60m (8ft 6ins)
INTERNAL
Length
5.40m (17ft 9ins)
Width
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Height
2.30m (7ft 6ins)

40FT Refrigerated Containers

EXTERNAL
Length
12.00m (40ft 0ins)
Width
2.40m (8ft 0ins)
Height
2.90m (9ft 6ins)
INTERNAL
Length
11.50m (37ft 11ins)
Width
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Height
2.60m (8ft 6ins)

10FT Dry Containers

EXTERNAL
Length
2.90m (10ft 0ins)
Width
2.40m (8ft 0ins)
Height
2.80m (9ft 6ins)
INTERNAL
Length
2.70m (9ft 7ins)
Width
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Height
2.60m (8ft 6ins)

20FT Dry Containers

EXTERNAL
Length
6.00m (20ft 0ins)
Width
2.40m (8ft 0ins)
Height
2.60m (8ft 6ins)
INTERNAL
Length
5.80m (19ft 4ins)
Width
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Height
2.30m (7ft 6ins)

40FT Dry Containers

EXTERNAL
Length
12.00m (40ft 0ins)
Width
2.40m (8ft 0ins)
Height
2.60m (8ft 6ins)
INTERNAL
Length
11.90m (39ft 6ins)
Width
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Height
2.30m (7ft 6ins)

RICKY VALLANCE

COCA-COLA

Coca-Cola Enterprises  have developed a strong relationship with Spacewise during the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. The Spacewise  team have worked effectively with CCE providing support to deliver on time solutions for this high profile logistical operation, contributing to a successful Games time operation for our business.

Lee Duke

ics

I wish to say Spacewise (Sharon) response time is superb (even whilst she is on holiday!) and time between my enquiry and quote provided is remarkably quick.

Equipment delivery is good quality and clean. Commissioning (usually next day unless otherwise organised) is complete by suitably qualified engineers and an ‘operating’ explanation given to the end user.

In addition their after-sales support is very good, tech. offering advice and engineer if deemed appropriate.

Sophia Chumber

Entourage Live

We contacted Spacewise to supply us with 2 refrigeration storage units on behalf of the client and their bar supplier as a long hire during the peak season. We haven’t experienced a single problem with them and we have found the team to be helpful and reliable at all times, particularly Sharon Rimell whom we have been liaising with. Happy bar company, happy client! They come highly recommended.