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HOW DO REEFER CONTAINERS WORK?

Refrigerated containers have been used for decades to store and transport food, drinks, medical and pharmaceutical supplies, sensitive equipment, and other temperature-sensitive goods. Yet, despite their almost ubiquitous presence, few people understand the range of uses and benefits they can provide to many businesses.

You don’t have to be an engineer to understand how to use refrigerated containers, set precise temperatures, and protect your goods from external elements.

Key Facts about Refrigerated Containers

Spacewise containers are made of the highest-quality materials. Their rectangular shape and standard dimensions allow them to fit conveniently in a wide range of spaces. The width is typically 8ft, the height is 8ft and 6 inches, while the length varies from 10ft to 40ft. In addition, they come supplied with an aluminum loading ramp, internal lights, and lockable doors to protect the cargo. Our units can also be stacked on top of each other to provide extra space. The temperature range is very broad and spans from -30 ͦC to +35 ͦC.

Explanation of the Cooling Systems in Reefer Containers

The most important element of reefers is the built-in refrigeration system, it spends up to 30% less energy than other cooling methods. Containers are equipped with internal generators that need to be connected to a suitable power supply to run. They supply the power for continuous cooling, and they are built in such a way that cold air spreads through the container evenly. In practice, that means that once the temperature is set, the container will independently maintain it at the same level. External factors do not affect the temperature inside the container, while atmospheric moisture remains outside thanks to the tightly sealed sides and well-fitting doors.

Loading and Unloading Containers is Very Simple

Containers are typically moved into the desired position while they are empty. They are then loaded on-site, and set to the optimal temperature. A loading ramp serves to facilitate faster loading (either by hand or with a trolley), Spacewise containers are spacious and can hold a lot of cargo, especially if it’s packed onto pallets. It’s possible to open the doors and remove some of the items from the container without disrupting the cooling process, which is very practical, particularly in situations when containers are used in a public setting.

Containers Can Be Rented on flexible terms

Some companies only require reefer containers for short-term in order to store excess perishable goods during peak periods. Leasing them from specialised companies such as Spacewise is cost-effective solution for both your short-term and long-term storage requirements. We can supply as many units as you require to almost anywhere in the country. Our refrigerated containers are always well maintained to ensure they arrive in excellent condition. Contact our experienced, helpful team today for more information.

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.