Australia's #1 industrial directory for equipment & suppliers

Ventilation Console | Maxi-Flow

Supplier: Nordiko Quarantine Systems

The Maxi-flow Ventilation Console is a lightweight degassing system.


Maxi-Flow Ventilation Console:

  • Removes residual gases swiftly and safely from within shipping containers
  • Gas filters available for best-practice environmental results
  • Convenient gas monitor supplied and PPE available
  • Economical rental and maintenance terms of sale
  • Renders containers safe for unpacking in a fraction of the time of other ventilation methods
  • Lightweight aluminium construction easy to use with clip-on locks
  • Delivery, training and operating manual provided

Technical Data for above system:

  • Flow rate of 44M3 per minute (ISO GP Container Volumes: 6.1M – 33M3; 12.2M – 67M3 )
  • Positive air circulation
  • Single or 3 Phase fans available
  • Metal finish or powder coated models available

Types of residual gases found inside containers:

  • Methyl Bromide: Colourless, odourless but highly toxic fumigant extensively used for quarantine fumigations. Attacks the central nervous system, has a cumulative effect
  • Phosphine: Another fumigant gas, with a safe concentration level more than 16 times lower than methyl bromide
  • Formaldehyde: Recently classified in the EU as carcinogenic, this gas is emitted from wood glues and certain other timber products
  • Other Gases: Hydrogen cyanide, chloropicrin, ethylene dibromide are amongst a range of gases found inside shipping containers shipped internationally

Extraction Performance

Nordiko's system performance recorded at an operating warehouse in Sydney showed removal of methyl bromide from a level more than 8 times the safe level, to well below the safe level, in a matter of minutes.


  • WorkSafe in Victoria has issued guidelines requiring 24 hour open-door ventilation of fumigated shipping containers before unpacking should commence (unless mechanical ventilation/monitoring methods are used)
  • The Australian Standard Fumigation Procedures requires ventilation of containers after fumigation – until "safe" levels have been reached: European experience is that this can take days

Practical Matters:

  • Without monitoring it is not possible to determine if a shipping container is safe to enter
  • Even containers not marked as having been fumigated have been found to have unsafe levels of residual gases inside
  • AQIS regulations now prohibit officers from entering previously fumigated shipping containers

For more information on the Maxi-Flow Ventilation Console please click here or use the IndustrySearch enquiry box for a direct reply