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Refrigerated Container Operating Instructions

To ensure your refrigerated shipping container will keep performing at it’s optimum state, please use the below guidelines.

1. Positioning of your Refrigerated Shipping Container

It is importand to place your refrigerated container in a position that it can get adequate air flow atleast one metre from any wall. Ideally, place your refrigerated container out of direct sunlight.

2. Power Supply

Connect your refrigerated container to a 32amp, 415v power outlet then tighten the locking ring. Take note that a 20amp outlet may not be suitable under extreme conditions.

3. Refrigerated Container Power Usage

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

4. Cleaning your refrigerated containers coil

Hose down or air clean the condenser on a monthly basis to ensure it’s fins are clean. If the fins are not maintained it will reduce performance, increase power usage and the refrigerated container will eventually stop functioning if not looked after

5. Check refrigerated containers operating temperature

It is important to monitor the refrigerated shipping containers digital readout. Port Container Services can fit a dial themometre in a prominent position if need be.

6. Storing frozen goods in your refrigerated container

For HARD FROZEN OPERATION load frozen products only. Do not load products at ambiant 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 stip curtain in the entry way if regualr entry is required, this will reduce the temperature from rising. At temperature 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 stip curtain in the entry way if regualr entry is required, this will reduce the temperature from rising. At chiller temperatures (+ 2° C to + 8° C) the refrigerated container will run continuously. At required temperature, the unit is 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. The purpose of this cycle is to defrost any ice on the evaporator coil and 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 warrantee that covers all parts and labour. (Conditions apply)

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The following details are the specifications for the 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