Types Of Insulated Shipping Containers Perfect For Your Business
While onsite storage and cold rooms have been a traditional solution, the expense and space commitments are incredibly off-putting.
If you're looking for a better storage option and you'd like the added functionality of mobility and transport, an insulated shipping container might be right for your business.
Why Choose a Shipping Container? A shipping container works as a flexible and multi-purpose option for storage, giving you the freedom to add as much space as required as your business expands without having to sacrifice the function of a cold room.
Customisation options mean you can have anything from a refrigerated container with dual temperature controls to a unit outfitted with shelving, cabinets or a countertop for food preparation.
The wider range of uses and possibilities makes a container a suitable option in many more situations.
Types of Insulated Containers Thinking about an insulated container but not sure which will be right for you? There are three standard temperature control systems commonly available that you might choose depending on desired use.
Active systems are often powered by battery or generator and come equipped with a thermal control device to adjust the environment within the container.
Active systems are some of the most reliable at keeping temperature consistent.
Passive systems maintain temperature through a phase-change material to remove or add heat as the container's conditions change.
With less running costs than an active system, passive insulation containers are great when your requirements aren't too specific.
Hybrid systems use both passive methods to maintain temperature and an active, powered device to select a temperature.
Hybrid systems cost less to run while allowing you to specify a desired environment for anything that you are storing or shipping.
Each system comes with its obvious benefits and drawbacks - it's important that you consider exactly what applications you want to be possible for your container before purchasing or hiring one.
Talk with a dealer about what you're storing and how much control you need.
In terms of size, containers generally come in 20ft and 40ft varieties to suit any need.
Forget expensive cold rooms and long build times; choose an insulated container for your business' storage needs and enjoy added functionality and more freedom in operations and future expansion.