Refrigerated containers are used to transport perishable goods that require constant temperatures either below or above the freezing point, such as fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, cheese and butter, seafood, poultry, and ice. These types of containers have a special hook rails because chilled meats are sometimes transported while hanging. Continue reading to know more about refrigerated containers.
These containers can also accommodate items that require standard refrigeration such as wine, beer, food platters, and more. Fruits and vegetables need to be stored in a modified or controlled atmosphere. This kind of atmosphere is achieved by flushing the container cooled with CO2 and Nitrogen.
While in transport, the atmosphere in the container is regulated by CO2 and ethylene scrubber or nitrogen flushing. These containers are stored gas-tight all the time to prevent the penetration of ambient air or oxygen. These units have an integrated cooling unit that relies on external power.
During transport, the container is supported through a set of genes or a diesel generator. A redundant cooling system used to transport hazardous, temperature-sensitive, and valuable goods in accordance with the regulations of the International Maritime Organization.
This means that the primary and backup cooling unit is integrated into the reefer. When the primary cooling unit is down, back-up cooling units are automatically started. To improve reliability, one or more diesel generators are fitted into the container. For short transport times, cryogenic cooling is sometimes used in this container.