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Shipping container modification

Supplier: Noise Control Engineering
04 November, 2013

Customising shipping containers into acoustic enclosures, modified storage and other similar applications.

Versatility is a primary reason why shipping containers are being modified to suit a variety of purposes, other than the fact that they are cost-effective and very sturdy. In heavy industries, they can be customised as acoustic enclosures that house generator units, compressor units, pumps, and other similarly noise-generating machineries.

They can be customised to store temperature sensitive items or any other cargo that requires specific storage features. They may also be modified specifically for portable storage or housing solutions to meet emergencies and mobile field operations.

Perhaps one of the more common uses for customising shipping containers is in mobile acoustic enclosure. The shipping container modification required for this specific application calls for the fitting of absorptive lining, fuel tanks, acoustic doors, and attenuators. The absorptive lining, along with the acoustic doors, provides the needed sound absorption.

The acoustic attentuators, on the other hand, are added when airflow to the application is required but noise control is still necessary. Also, ventilation may be fitted in to eliminate electric motor heat from particular equipment.

When it comes to using shipping containers as modified storage, the features built in will naturally vary from those found in acoustic enclosures. For the most part, a modified storage container will accommodate temperature sensitive items. Depending on the storage requirement and the site where it will be mounted, the modification may necessitate specific insulation, duct work that corresponds to the very items being stored (i.e., whether cooling and heating are both required), and interior and exterior finishing that meets storage requirements.

Other uses for customised shipping containers are: as access doors to certain plant machineries, which may need seals, specific door frame types, and other required hardware; weatherproof enclosures for critical machineries, which calls for exterior finishes that can withstand the site's environment; and for mobile operations.

No matter what type of customisation is required, the cargo container modification specialist should be able to design, manufacture, and install according to your specifications. However, before any modification can be done, a site evaluation must be performed, especially for locations that have a very specific environment. This evaluation also determines the type of weatherproofing materials and other hardware needed to make sure the modification stands up to any condition and/or meets noise control requirements.

The container modification specialist may also offer both factory production as well as on-site work, which is necessary for enclosures or modified storage units that are simply too large and too difficult to transport from one location to another. On-site modification work is also needed for customised shipping containers that have to be posted in restricted spaces.