Shipping container vents are usually installed at manufactuering time to help with air flow inside the container mainly to solve the problem of moisture and condensation.
Besides managing the container air flow, shipping container vents designed to stop insects from getting inside the container too.
These basic shipping container vents are small in size, about two inches wide by about six inches tall, with bunch of holes at the bottom to allow air in and out while stopping water from getting in.
The number of shipping container vents installed at build time is different based on the size of the container. The basic was two vents on each container at opposite sides no matter what the length or the height of the container.
Now days we start seeing two vents at each side for a total of four vents on the standard 10 and 20 foot shipping container. We actually saw some 40 foot shipping containers with a total of 8 vents, 4 at each side.
While basic shipping container vents are good enough for providing some protection for cargo while the container is moving around the world.
They are not good at all if the shipping container is to be used for anything involve storage.
Without proper ventilation of the shipping container. The container will build moisture and condensation which in turn will case all kind of problems.
One solution is a bigger louvered vent which allows better air flow. These shipping container louvered vents are about 12 inches by 12 inches. Which is the most common size used on shipping containers.
Shipping container louvered vents are usually installed in pairs, On opposite sides. One vent on the top left panel and the other on the top right panel on opposite corners.
Some customers will like the vents installed on the same side. One louvered vent on the top corner and the second vent on the opposite bottom corner. Which provide a better air circulation. Cold air enter from the bottom vent and worm air exits from the top vent.
12 X 12 Inches louvered shipping container vents are the most commonly used size but not the only size available. Check out the image to the left for a 4 feet by 4 feet louvered vent.
As the image to the right shows. The louvered vent we order comes as a kit. The vent is already installed inside a 2X2 inches steel tube, Some times we get them inside a 2X3 inches tubes.
The average time to install this type of shipping container vents is about two hours. If you end up purchasing a vent without the frame. Do yourself a big favor and build a frame for it.
Installing the louvered vent without the steel frame is a little faster and cheaper. But it will never look as good as in a frame and in the long run you will end up with water seeping inside. And your outside sealant will fail.
Customers who order shipping container rollup doors usually asked for louverd vents to be installed too.
Images of the installation prosses can be found here.
Even though whirlybird vents were not designed for shipping containers. Just like louvered vents they can be installed with ease, they help a lot in fighting condensation and moisture.
Worm air by nature moves up and cold air goes down. When the worm air from inside the container hits the turbine vents it causes it to start spinning which in turn start to generate vacuum underneath the vent which allow for more air to get exhausted form the container.
This circulation of air is what's needed to keep the shipping container dry without moisture or condensation.
Just like the louvered vent whirlybird or "Turbine Vents" comes with a flat mounting flange perfect for mountining on a flat surface. Unfortunately shipping containers roof are corrugated.
After lining up the vent where you want it and cut off the opening.
Customers who order shipping container man door usually asked for whirlybird vents to be installed too.
Seattle tacoma shipping containers are specialized in shipping and storage container vents
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