Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Industries that Use Dome Shelters Amid the Collapse of the Mining Boom

For years, Australia’s heavy industries have made use of the durable flexibility of dome shelters. Mining is the obvious one, the petroleum industry, and heavy pipe-laying companies are others. Ancillary industries such as transportation companies, office staff, servicing and maintenance, equipment and vehicle workshops, and accommodation, canteen facilities, and restrooms, all are quickly erected using converted shipping containers and dome shelters. From the red dusty soil of the outback, a small temporary town appears in a matter of days.

With the collapse of the commodities markets, and the slowdown in Chinese demand for Australia’s raw materials, miners and support staff are being laid-off like never before. As the big players in these industries look elsewhere to recoup their losses, what is the future for the many manufacturers of container domes and dome shelters in Australia, who have also relied so heavily on these major industries?

Monday, September 26, 2016

Climate Control: When Does a Container Shed Need to be Climatised?

A container shed can satisfy a variety of commercial and industrial needs. Whether referring to housing heavy-duty machinery or using this structure as an on-site workstation, the applications are nearly limitless.

Now, stand-alone power supplies and generations can be included within the typical facility. This enables customers to carefully maintain the interior environment; an important concern within some sectors.

The Protection of Electronic Equipment

There can be instances when a container shed is employed to temporarily house electronics and sensitive pieces of equipment. As every expert will point out, the presence of moisture can severely damage these components.

While silica gel packs and other methods can be used, it is just as effective to employ the use of a generator to power a dehumidifier within the unit. This is the best way to make certain that electronics will not be harmed from high levels of ambient moisture.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fulfilling a Huge Need: Fast and Flexible Container Dome Installation

You have to go back over 50 years, to the early 1960s, to find any reference to shipping containers being used for anything other than shipping. While they may well have been used in various locations for standalone storage containers, it was in 1962 the Insbrandtsen Company Inc applied for a patent entitled ‘Combination shipping container and showcase’.

With the patent granted in 1965, the company wished to convert shipping containers to exhibition booths, allowing businesses to attend industry and business fairs, showcasing their products from converted containers.

A Wide Range of Applications

Converted shipping containers are used extensively by the military, to provide fast, secure, temporary storage, workshops, and accommodation in conflict areas around the globe.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Earning the Benefits of Adding Security Features for Container Domes

Modern container domes are used throughout Australia for a wide range of industrial applications. Although their capacity to house numerous valuable items cannot be overstated, it is just as important to realise the benefits provided by turnkey security systems.

On-Site Monitoring Capabilities

It is not uncommon for igloo shelters and similar structures to house rather sensitive or expensive equipment. Some common examples here could include farming machinery, industrial parts, lorries and transportation vehicles, and bulk containers being prepared for delivery.

Of course, all of these materials could prove to be very attractive to a would-be thief. This is where the power of closed-circuit television systems comes into play. Not only will this framework proactively monitor the storage unit, but the mere presence of visible cameras can act as a powerful deterrent.