Converted shipping containers are used for many things these days, from housing to modular classrooms to lithium battery storage. And one of the most important aspects of them is the fact that they are resistant to fire. This means that they can be extremely useful in many situations.
How are Shipping Containers Fire Resistant?
They are essentially metal boxes. They have been designed and built to be robust, heavy-duty, easy to stack and protective of their cargo. They have also been designed and built to withstand extreme weather conditions and be easily transferred between different modes of transport. And all of this helps the unit to be fire-resistant.
They are designed to protect their contents and this means that they are pretty airtight. As fire needs air to burn, this also makes it difficult for fire to spread. In fact, research shows that any fire within is unlikely to spread to anywhere outside of it.
Uses of Fire Resistant Containers
It is, of course, desirable for almost anything to be fire-resistant, especially if it is being used to house items or people. And this is one of the reasons why converted units are a great option for many different uses.
Using second-hand shipping containers is an eco-friendly and innovative way to create new temporary and mobile buildings. From temporary hospital buildings to plant rooms, designers are seeing the benefits of using these like giant building blocks, thanks to their flexibility and safety features.
By customising, you can get some of the fire resistance benefits with your own design of the building.
Another common use that we are seeing for shipping units is as a fire-resistant unit in itself, such as one that houses lithium batteries or liquid energy. It is essential that these are resistant to fire according to government regulations, so they the perfect solution.
Creating a Fire Resistant Container
If you are in need of a space that needs to be fire-resistant and are considering converting, you can speak to our professional design team to design your perfect space. Computer-aided design technology can be used to help with the design and give you a visual representation of what the final product will look like.
You will also have the choice of size – ranging from 10ft to the extra high cube 40ft option. Remember, however, that they can also be joined together or stacked on top of each other for a larger space, if you need it.
Your fire-resistant unit can also be fitted with racking to help secure any machinery in place and keep things organised and easy to find. You can also have detailed control over the ambience inside with temperature and moisture control, for example.
Another option that you have is to have your unit professionally painted or vinyl wrapped to match your company brand.
If you are looking for a fire-resistant space to house machinery or other items, then a converted container is a great solution. Not only do you get a fire-resistant building, but you can also design it to perfectly suit your specific needs.