What is a Reefer Container?
What is a Reefer Container?
Reefers are refrigerated shipping containers that are primarily used to transport temperature-sensitive cargo such as fruit, vegetables, fish, or meat.
But because of their unique qualities, these types of containers have a wide range of uses that stretch way beyond transportation, which makes them a popular choice among Conexwest clients.
But what is a reefer container, exactly? And how does a reefer container work?
Let’s go over everything you need to know below.
What is a Reefer?
A reefer is an excellent solution when you need to transport (or store) temperature-controlled foods or non-food items for a given period of time.
These containers are highly versatile and customizable, and can use a range of power sources, including being plugged into a power station on a ship or having their own built-in generator.
Although a reefer shipping container may look almost identical to a regular one, they are equipped with technology that allows them to function as portable fridges, which can provide a wide range of temperatures and ensure that they remain stable no matter the conditions outside.
With the help of reefers, it is now possible for produce and sensitive materials such as drugs to be transported across the globe without losing their qualities.
They can also serve as a cost-effective way to store large quantities of temperature-controlled items in any location, which is why reefer storage is growing increasingly popular.
How Does a Reefer Work?
Reefer shipping containers are designed to maintain stable temperatures in any conditions, including the harsh weather that often accompanies container ships on their journeys.
At the same time, these types of containers can also warm up the goods to a specific temperature, with some containers offering the ability to keep a temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius, if necessary.
It’s essential to understand the mechanics behind these conex boxes – the principle behind the technology is not to reduce or increase the temperature but to actually maintain a stable temperature of pre-cooled items against the external conditions.
These types of reefer containers typically distribute cooled air from the floor and ensure that it is ventilated throughout the container at all times, providing optimal ventilation and temperature.
This simple yet very effective working principle is just one of the reasons why they are so popular.
Another strong reason is that, as mentioned before, reefers produce a wide temperature range. They are also much easier to transport, even if used as a storage unit, because they were designed with transportation in mind.
At Conexwest, we take pride in offering a wide range of reefer containers for our clients to choose from.
Our containers can provide different cooling and heating capabilities depending on the type of cargo that you are carrying. We have a selection of containers that can cool up to -20 degrees Fahrenheit, -40 degrees Fahrenheit, and even -76 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can always find an option that meets the requirements of your shipped or stored goods.
We also offer two standard sizes of reefer containers – the more compact 20-foot option, and the double 40-foot choice for larger storage potential.
Some of the goods that can be stored in our containers include seafood, meat, government or military equipment, chemical goods, pharmaceuticals, fruit, vegetables, and much more.
Besides having a wide selection of reefer containers, we also understand that you might have specific needs and requirements for what you need, and we have the experience and the knowledge to help you.
Conexwest is a one-stop-shop for everything related to cold-storage containers, so we can not only help you choose an option that’s best suited for your needs but also help you customize and fabricate it so that all of your expectations are met.
If you’re not sure of what type of reefer fabrication would work best, we can show you past examples of the work we did for other clients and give you ideas and the most practical solutions in any situation.
Even if you have ambitious projects and want to turn a regular reefer container into a seaside restaurant or a branded icebox, we can take your project and execute every step until it becomes a reality.
Reefers containers offer a lot of possibilities not only for shipping but for fabrication as well – the built-in technology can be very useful in a range of situations.
But, to make the most of it and to select the right option for your needs, you need someone with the right expertise to guide you.
At Conexwest, we offer a selection of carefully-picked shipping containers for sale and can guide you through the buying and customization process using our many years of experience in the field. If you want to learn more, request a quote today or call (855) 878-5233!