How Do You Stop Condensation in a Shipping Container?

Reduce Condensation In Shipping Container

How Do You Stop Condensation in a Shipping Container?

When the temperature inside of your shipping container drops to the dew point, condensation will form. This can be annoying, especially if there are items inside of the shipping container that cannot get wet and are easily damaged. The combination of internal and external differences, with high humidity, makes dew point. Luckily, it’s easy to stop condensation in a shipping container using the points below.  

Dehumidifier

These take water out of the air and are great for your shipping container – it turns it into water. They’re affordable and easy to set up. All you have to do is empty the water out of the dehumidifier. Get one that automatically detects the levels on its own. This will help prevent damage and dangerous bacteria from forming inside of your shipping container. On the other hand, using a dehumidifier can be costly since you have to hook it up to electricity in order to use it. One way to combat this cost is if you have solar panels to fuel the dehumidifier. 

Insulation 

If you insulate your shipping container, it keeps the temperature warmer than the dew point, thus preventing condensation from forming. Once put in, insulation will last. You’ll need proper material depending on the climate. Some of the materials include supaloft, spray foam, and therma fleece. 

Ventilation

The most cost-effective and simplest way to prevent condensation is with ventilation. If you have air circulating through your shipping container, this will reduce or prevent condensation. It equalizes the air temperature in both the inside and the outside. This solution isn’t ideal in moist climates. There are many different vents you can use, from DIY vents to large vents. Mini Warehousing, Inc. offers customized containers with fans and vents included! 

Desiccants

These absorb excess moisture from the air, thus reducing the condensation inside of the shipping container. They can be on your wall, in bags on the floor, or as paint on the roof interior and walls of your shipping container. Grafotherm helps with solving dripping roofs. You use spray applicators to apply the desiccants to your shipping container. 

Cat Litter

This is a great way to solve excess moisture in your shipping container and is easy to obtain! It’s cheap and effective. It’s the most cost-effective way to control the levels of condensation in your container. 

Mini Warehousing, Inc.: Providing expert shipping container solutions

The methods listed above are proven to reduce or eliminate moisture in shipping containers. Contact us today to learn more about stopping condensation in your shipping container or inquire about shipping containers we have in stock! 

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