9 August 2021
Case study industrial packaging: ISPM15 wooden export crate + insulation + electric heating.
In this post we share the Deufol approach on a special request for the packaging of project cargo for a shipment from Deufol Port of Antwerp, Belgium, to Siberia. The major challenge was that the temperature inside the packaging had to remain above 6 degrees Celsius despite the cold temperatures in the Siberia region at that time.
DEUFOL developed a tailor-made solution for this challenge, consisting of packaging crates with additional insulation and integrated electrical heating elements.
Deufols Packaging Design: defining the packaging needs with the customer.
Together with the customer, the Deufol Port of Antwerp team defined the exact requirements for the transport and the packaging.
With that data, the Deufol packaging design team, designed a packaging and made a packaging proposal. This packaging proposal complied with the applicable international standards, took into account the special conditions of the cargo during transport and the specific vulnerabilities of the devices to be transported (temperature, vibrations and humidity).
In a number of meetings with the customer, the packaging design was fine-tuned and finally approved.
Deufols Industrial Packaging expertise. On site.
The Deufol Port of Antwerp operation was well suited for the packaging project, due to its central location in the heart of the Port of Antwerp, its good trimodal connectivity and its industrial packaging expertise. However, for this specific project, the customer requirement was to pack the cargo on the port terminal itself, before loading onto the vessel.
That was no problem either. Thanks to its well-equipped mobile packaging teams, Deufol can carry out packaging anywhere.
The Deufol ISPM15 compliant wooden export crate for sea transport, with extra insulation and integrated electric heating.
The most important features of our packaging solution:
- An ISPM 15 compliant wooden export crate: the Deufol standard design consisting of a full wooden transport skid and sturdy plywood walls with additional wooden reinforcements for safe and damage-free handling during transport. Packaging design according to the HPE guidelines.
- Additional insulation on the inside of the wooden box.
- Deufol aluminum foil on the inside of the box, on top of the insulation. This was essential as it reflected the heat and ensured maximum result with minimal electrical heating capacity installed.
- Safe electrical supplies: an extra wooden box with electrical fuses and a socket and hatch for connection from outside. Secure internal wiring to the electric heater in the wooden box.
- Electric heater (hot air blower) fixed on an aluminum plate.
A successful project that could be implemented even more innovative today.
After the packaging process, the units were shipped to Russia per maritime transport, and from there transported by truck to their final destination.
Nowadays, the DEUFOL CPC monitoring device would provide additional value: It monitors the location, temperature, humidity and light level, shocks and air pressure. And can share that data during the transport. Allowing all who’s involved in the project to check and act if needed (e.g. activate the heating only when necessary).
Do you want to know more on this industrial packaging solution? Or do you need a reliable and innovative industrial goods packaging company for your cargoes?