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Refrigerated Container Instructions

Refrigerated Container Operating Instructions

To ensure your refrigerated shipping container will keep performing at optimum condition, please use the guidelines below.

1. Positioning of your refrigerated shipping container

It’s important to place your refrigerated container in a position where it has access to adequate air flow, at least one metre from any wall. Ideally, your refrigerated container should also be placed out of direct sunlight.

2. Power supply

Connect your refrigerated container to a 32amp, 415v power outlet, then tighten the locking ring. A 20amp outlet may not be suitable under extreme conditions, and is not recommended.

3. Refrigerated container power usage

Your refrigerated shipping container will use approximately 18 amps on start up and continue to use 8 amps while running.

4. Cleaning your refrigerated container’s coil

It’s important to hose down or air-clean the condenser on a monthly basis to ensure its fins are clean. If the fins are not maintained it will reduce performance, increase power usage and eventually stop functioning.

5. Checking your refrigerated container’s operating temperature

It is also important to monitor the refrigerated shipping container’s digital readout. Port Shipping Containers can fit a dial thermometer in a prominent position if required.

6. Storing frozen goods in your refrigerated container

For HARD FROZEN OPERATION, load frozen products only. Do not load products at ambient temperatures. Make sure that the refrigerated container is not loaded above the ‘red line limit’ shown inside the container. For safety reasons, switch your refrigerated container off before entering. Install a plastic strip curtain in the entry way if regular entry is required; this will help prevent the temperature from rising. At temperatures below minus 10° C, the refrigerated container will self-regulate to maintain your set temperature.

7. Chiller operation

Your refrigerated container can be loaded with products at ambient temperatures. Make sure that the refrigerated container is not loaded above the ‘red line limit’ shown inside the container. For safety reasons, switch your refrigerated container off before entering. Install a plastic strip curtain in the entry way if regular entry is required; this will help prevent the temperature from rising. At chiller temperatures (+ 2° C to + 8° C) the refrigerated container will run continuously. At the required temperature, the unit will operate in “Power Saver” mode, with fans running intermittently.

8. Defrosting you refrigerated shipping container

You can set your refrigerated shipping container on a defrost cycle every 6, 9, 12 and 24 hour intervals, though it is recommended to set this to 9hr intervals. This defrost cycle is required to defrost any ice on the evaporator coil, and it will function automatically.

9. Refrigerated container alarm codes

Our equipment is self-analysing, though most alarm codes can be reset with simple instructions.

10. Refrigerated Shipping Container Warranty

Our refrigerated containers come with a 90 day warranty that covers all parts and labour (Conditions apply).

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Refrigerated Container Specifications

The following details are the specifications for our 20′ & 40′ refrigerated shipping containers.

Specifications 20' Refrigerated Container 40' Refrigerated Container
Inside Cubic Capacity 28.3 m3 57.8 m3
Max Gross Weight 22,111 kg 26,120 kg
Tare Weight 3,290 kg 4,360 kg
Dimensions Length Width Height
20' Refrigerated External 6.06 m (20') 2.44 m (8') 2.90 m (9'6'')
20' Refrigerated Internal 5.43 m 2.28 m 2.26 m
40' Refrigerated External 12.19 m (40') 2.44 m (8') 2.90 m (9'6'')
40' Refrigerated Internal 11.49 m 2.27 m 2.20 m
Refrigerated Door Size 2.34 m 2.58 m

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