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Reefer Containers

WHAT IS A COOLING UNIT AND WHAT TYPES AND MANUFACTURERS ARE THERE?

The refrigeration unit is the heart of the reefer, and there are different manufacturers and models that have a certain performance and properties. Known manufacturers include Carrier Transicold, Thermo King, Daikin and Starcool.
We will advise you in detail about finding the optimal machine.

WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN THE CONNECTION / ELECTRICITY CONNECTION OF THE REEFER?

The cooling unit requires a power connection (380-460 V / 50-60 Hz, 32 amps) and this connection or line must be fused by a C32 automatic fuse and used exclusively for the cooling unit. We supply the refrigeration container with a 5-pin or 4-pin plug in (land or sea plug in).

WHAT IS THE ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION / ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF A REEFER CONTAINER?

An exact number for the power consumption is hard to summarize because there are many different factors affecting the cooling unit such as the nature and condition of the stored goods (i.e. frozen or fresh), outside temperature as well as how often the container doors are opened and closed. Furthermore, the age and model of the cooling unit also play a role. In general, it can be assumed that newer models are more efficient and thus much more economical than models of the older generation.

HOW LOUD IS THE SOUND AND ACOUSTIC LEVEL OF A REEFER IN DB?

The dimensions have shown that the loudspeaker oscillates at a distance of 1 meter between 62-72 dB (outside the container)
In general, it depends on the temperature and the type of machine being used.

WHAT IS THE TEMPERATURE RANGE IN A COOLING ROOM?

Depending on the manufacturer, a temperature of -25 ° C to + 25 ° C can be reached. Newer units are more powerful and can easily reach -40 ° C to + 40 ° C. Containers such as the Superfreezer even reach a temperature of up to -60 ° C.

CAN HUMIDITY AND TEMPERATURE BE ADJUSTED OR CONTROLLED IN A REFRIGERATED CONTAINER?

With a humidity sensor, required levels can be maintained in the cooling container. This sensor is attached to the cooling chamber close to the unit and connected to the controller by a cable to check the levels you need. Here manual settings can be regulated (humidity between 50-95% can be adjusted). There are also modules for remote monitoring of the temperature and humidity.
We would be happy to advise you about this.

IS THERE A HANDBOOK OR INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR REFRIGERATION CONTAINERS?

Yes, there is a separate manual for each unit. If necessary, we will send you the manual.

WHAT HOLDING CAPACITY OR VOLUME DOES A REEFER CONTAINER HAVE?

A 20 ft refrigeration container has a volume of 28.4 cm³ and room for approx. 10 euro pallets. A 40 ft high cube has a capacity of 67.5 cm³ and 23 places for euro pallets.

 

WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED DURING THE SET UP AND UNLOADING OF A REEFER CONTAINER?

Make sure that the substrate where the container is placed is straight, level, and firm. Lawns and soft ground are not suitable as a loading area. However, there are possibilities with underfloor pallets to stabilize the storage area. We are happy to help you prepare this space.
The aggregate side should be at a minimum distance of 1m from the wall so that the unit can breathe (2-3m recommended). Furthermore, in the case of repairs, then the refrigeration technician has enough space to work.

Renting Containers

HOW DOES CONTAINER RENTAL WORK?

If you want to rent a container for a certain time, we will prepare an offer for the duration and number of rented containers.
After production and signing of the contract, the container is ready for collection.

CAN THE RENTAL TIME BE EXTENDED?

Yes, an optional extension of the rental is possible in principle, but must be stipulated by contract.

CAN BE CONTAINER BE RETURNED AFTER THE RENTAL AGREEMENT HAS ENDED?

This is possible and must be discussed separately.

Transportation

HOW FAST CAN A PURCHASED CONTAINER BE DELIVERED?

More than 400 reefers and special containers are always in stock at our container depot in Hamburg. Our sales containers are usually available within 24 hours. The delivery at the desired place depends on the transport connection and the request for a modification, which has to be discussed individually.

HOW DOES CONTAINER TRANSPORTATION WORK?

There are several ways to transport the container to the desired location after purchase: by ship, truck or train. You can pick up your purchase container independently from our depot.

HOW CAN A CONTAINER BE LOADED OR UNLOADED?

For the unloading of a container from the truck chassis, you need a forklift or crane that is able to move a certain type of container. You have to inform yourself beforehand how difficult your container is. We will be pleased to help you with the organization.

CAN I PUT A CONTAINER IN A WAREHOUSE OR BUILDING?

Yes, it’s possible.
For this purpose, you will need armored rollers or container rollers that allow you to move the container easily.

SPECIAL ALTERATIONS

IS THERE THE POSSIBILITY TO EXTEND OR CONSTRUCT A SPECIAL CONTAINER?

Yes, our construction department has the possibility to carry out any alterations to a reefer or normal container. Per request, we can make a special offer.

IS IT ALLOWED TO BUILD AN EXTRA DOOR ON A REEFER CONTAINER?

It is possible to install a side door on a reefer container. In this case, however, it should be considered that it is only useful to install an insulated cooling door so that the temperature in the cooling chamber is not impaired.

CAN A CONTAINER WITH SPECIFIC DIMENSIONS BE DELIVERED OR MODIFIED?

We have the possibility to convert any type of container in the desired size.
Whether 6 feet, 10 feet, 15 feet or 30 feet, everything is possible and has likely already been done.
Look at our container gallery or ask for sample pictures.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUILD A HOUSING CONTAINER OR CONTAINER POOL?

Yes, we have already carried out several special builds.
Isolation containers are best suited as they are already perfectly insulated. It is possible to install windows or doors as desired.

Repairs & Service

WHAT IS A PTI (PRE TRIP INSPECTION)?

PTI is the name for the functional test of the cooling unit. (The PTI-OK badge is similar to the issue of a Goods Test Badge).

CAN THE CONTAINER BE PAINTED CERTAIN COLORS?

Yes, you can choose any RAL color. After purchasing, we can paint and deliver the container in the desired color.

I NEED REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR MY COOLING UNIT

We have over 10,000 new or refurbished spare parts for refrigerated containers in stock. If necessary, we can even send them via express mail to our customers.

MY REFRIGERATION CONTAINER IS NOT WORKING OR I NEED MAINTENANCE OR AN INSPECTION

We run a workshop fleet that is available 24/7 and operates throughout Germany and even across Europe. In the event of a problem, we will send our technicians for repairs or inspections.

WHY CHOOSE US?

 

Worldwide Service

We sell and transport containers worldwide.

Expert Business And Handling

Not only do we offer reefer containers for sale, we also offer repairs and specialised builds.

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Always In Stock

At our container depot in Hamburg, we always have over 400 containers for sale.


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