All you need to know about reefer containers
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In this article, we will be identifying the core components related to reefer containers and the specific applications that it can be utilised for. A reefer container is essentially a form for a refrigerated container that is used to transport temperature controlled cargoes such as fruits, meat, fish and other non-food products such as pharmaceutical products.
The product specification available is constructed of aluminium and treated to resist corrosion by the salt spray atmosphere. Other specifications would include rear bulkhead panels that are constructed with a high inherent corrosion resistance. Another core component of reefer containers is the section between the evaporator and condenser section where the unit is fire resistant.
Reefer containers are bottom air delivery units that are designed to distribute chilled air from the floor via a specific T-shaped decking. The benefits in this design are to ensure adequate flow of air exchange and temperature control processes in varying temperature fluctuations.
There is a minimal tolerance allowed in temperature variance and the cargo could possibly be rejected at a specific destination if that time frame has been breached, due to the possibility of the cargo retaining pathogens.
Best practices for general tips of reefer containers would be noted as below:
- Ventilation settings are checked and set at the correct level
- Dehumidification controls should be checked
- Cargo should not be stuffed beyond the end of the red load line
- Cargo should be stable on the floor and tightly wedged so it does not shift during passage or transportation.
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