The basic design of containers has features to try and prevent condensation by promoting air circulation, namely their ventilation points either side of the containers side walls. To a large degree, the end user can take many ‘common sense’ measures to prevent condensation inside a storage container, for instance, ensuring the doors are closed during rain or damp weather and ensuring that items stores do not contain water.
However, some stored items will encourage condensation such as white goods and metals and it is sometimes impossible due to the use of the container to keep the doors closed during poor weather. In these circumstance you cannot stop condensation, though you can stop condensation from damaging your stored items. An economical
way of doing this is using moisture traps, a small box that contains crystals that absorbs the moisture in the air, moisture traps last 6-8 weeks (in most cases) in a 20ft container at which point you simply replace the crystals for
around £5, these are perfect for both domestic use and for containerised self storage sites who can encourage customers to purchase the traps to protect their own goods.
If you require condensation control on a larger scale, Grafo-Therm should be considered, this is a thin layer of a foam -like substance that is sprayed onto the roof of the container. Again, Grafo-Therm will not prevent condensation but it does prevent the water from dripping so that your goods never suffer from water damage.
To reiterate, condensation can be prevented with common sense measures, however, some stored items do encourage condensation, in these cases both moisture traps and Grafo-Therm are sustainable, sensible measures.
Do you need condensation control for your shipping container? If you have found this blog useful we would love to hear from you, you can contact us at www.lioncontainers.co.uk or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org– if you have any questions or comments please do call us on 0333 600 6260 and speak to one of our container experts.