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Refrigerated shipping containers for sale

East Coast Commodities offers refrigerated containers for sale in two of sizes - 20' and 40’ refrigerated containers. Refrigerated shipping containers are used for the transport or storage of volume goods - suitable for perishable cargo such as vegetables, fruit, meat, etc. If you're looking to buy refrigerated containers, we are sure to have the right type to suit your needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What temperature range does ECC refrigerated containers store cargo at?

A: Our refrigerated containers for sale store goods at a variable temperature range from -25 o Celsius to 25 o Celsius.

Q: Can I order more than one refrigerated container at once?

A: Yes - if you need more than one, ECC has you covered.

Q: What is the power supply needed to run a refrigerated shipping container?

A: Our refrigerated containers for sale need a 3 phase 415 volts power supply. We also have single phased modified refrigerated shipping containers upon request.

Q: I am not sure if I need a refrigerated container, can you help me with any enquiries?

A: Yes - Our friendly experienced staff can answer any questions related to any shipping container product for sale. We can advice on the right product for your application. Call ECC if you need help with any refrigerated container needs.

Refrigerated Container Operating Instructions

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

  1. Positioning of your Refrigerated Shipping Container
  2. It is important 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.

  3. Power Supply
  4. 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.

  5. Refrigerated Container Power Usage
  6. Your refrigerated shipping container will approximately use 18amps on start up and continue use 8amps whilst running.

  7. Cleaning your refrigerated container's coil
  8. 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.

  9. Check refrigerated container's operation temperature
  10. Is is important to monitor the refrigerated shipping container's digital readout. ECC can fit dial thermometre in a prominent position if need be.

  11. Storing frozen goods in your refrigerated container
  12. 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 plastic stip curtain in the entry way if regular entry is required. This will reduce the temperature from rising. At temperature below 10 o, the refrigerated container will self regulate to maintain your set temperature.

  13. Chiller Operation
  14. 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 plastic stip curtain in the entry way if regular entry is required. This will reduce the temperature from rising. At chiller temperatures (+2o C to +8o C) the refrigerated container will run continuously. At required temperature, the unit is in 'Power Saver' mode, with fans running intermittently.

  15. Defrosting your refrigerated shipping container
  16. You can set your refrigerated shipping container on a defrost cycle every 6, 9, 12 and 24 hours intervals, though it is recommended to set this to 9hrs intervals. The purpose of this cycle is to defrost any ice on the evaporator coil and will function automatically.

  17. Refrigerated container alarm codes
  18. Our equipment is self analysing though most alarm codes can be reset with simple instructions.

  19. Refrigerated Shipping Constainer Warranty
  20. Our refrigerated containers come with a 90 day warranty that covers all parts and labour. (Conditions apply)


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