Insulation for Container Homes, Offices and Sheds
Shipping containers are made of solid, durable, Corten steel, which is perfect for withstanding the knocks and bumps of a long journey, and everything the elements can throw at it. But steel is a super-conductor, which means that when a shipping container is converted to other purposes, insulation becomes an issue. Which makes a refrigerated or insulated container a must-have for many businesses.
If it’s hot and muggy outside, you can be guaranteed that it will be even hotter and muggier inside what is, in essence, a locked steel box! Similarly, if it’s cold outside at night, it will be even colder inside! An un-insulated shipping container is not suitable for living or working in – particularly in a hot, sticky climate like Brisbane’s – so if you’re planning to convert a shipping container, insulation is essential.
Brisbane’s Climate is Harsh on Perishable Goods
Brisbane’s sub-tropical climate attracts plenty of sun-seekers but also presents a major challenge for businesses looking to transport and store perishable goods. Thanks to Shipping Containers Brisbane, we can offer you a convenient solution in the form of our popular range of refrigerated shipping containers. For many types of farm produce, including meat, drinks, dairy, fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers, temperature control is not just desirable, it is essential. Available with inbuilt refrigeration or simply as insulated containers, refrigerated shipping containers are a spacious solution to the safe transportation of all perishable cargoes.
The Perfect Option for Transportation of Perishable Cargoes
Modern distribution networks extend over vast distances with goods often travelling hundreds or even thousands of miles across Australia or even internationally. Maintaining the correct ambient temperature throughout their journey is a prime consideration for producers. The impact of a whole container of imported cheese or prime Brisbane River Valley lamb spoiling, due to excessive Queensland heat, could break some companies, which is why Shipping Containers Brisbane always discuss your requirements with you to come up with the most cost-effective option.
Choose the Ideal Refrigerated Container for Your Purpose
For particularly temperature-sensitive loads, perhaps where food health and safety are paramount, we highly recommend containers with integral refrigeration units, also known in the shipping trade as ‘reefers’. These are often chosen by customers moving cargo long distances or overseas. All Shipping Container Brisbane’s products are International Standards Organisation (ISO) compatible, meaning they conform to rigorous industry standards for all cargo containers making sea journeys.
Where precise temperatures are not required, you may save money and opt for a non-operational refrigerated container (NOR). This is our budget option, essentially a fully refrigerated container unit but with the engine either decommissioned or completely removed. All the high-performance, original insulation remains, helping to maintain an ambient temperature, regardless of the external climate. It also combats problems associated with condensation, which has the potential to adversely affect produce such as rice, flour, grains, cereals and dry foods.
Refrigerated Containers Can Be Used for More Than Just Storage
Shipping Containers Brisbane enjoy a brisk trade in selling or hiring units for transportation purposes, but our refrigerated containers have far broader functionality, with customers continuing to surprise us with their outlandish uses! They are limited only by your imagination. We may be grateful for the warm Brisbane climate and all the leisure opportunities it provides on the Pacific coast and along the banks of the Brisbane River, but there is another side to the coin. Outdoor functions under Queensland’s sun and average 78-degree summer temperatures can become more of a chore than a pleasure without the sanctuary of a cool, refrigerated space. Our portable containers make welcome refuges or storage spaces for food and drink. They can be hired for short or long periods depending on your needs.
On inland construction and mining sites temperatures can be a real challenge, particularly out in the bush. Caterers are always grateful for a spacious cool-room in which to store workers’ meals and keep drinks chilled. They can even be used by film-makers working on productions in remote areas, where permanent structures are not an option.
A Range of Container Sizes to Meet All Your Needs
With Shipping Container Brisbane’s refrigerated spaces available to either hire or buy, and voluminous 40 or 20-feet lengths to choose from, you should find the perfect size for your purposes. With the refrigeration unit and insulation encroaching on interior storage space, please note that internal dimensions will be slightly less than those found in our conventional models. Both come in standard three-phase/415 volt or single-phase option on request, and allow variable temperature control in a range between -25˚c and +25˚c.
Call Shipping Containers Brisbane today to order your Refrigerated Shipping Container!