CONTAINER CONVERSION CASE STUDIES 26ft fish smokery CSSMK
Step 1 – The Cut and ShutOur client requested a 26ft unit, with the corner castings for lifting intact, so we took a standard 40ft shipping container, cut a section from the middle, and welded the two remaining sections back together. This meant the corner castings could be retained on both ends.
Now we had the basic shell of the smokery unit, we were able to start work on adapting the interior with suitable features for smoking fish safely and hygienically!
Step 2 – Replacing the doorsThe original shipping container doors are removed and replaced with a recessed personnel door, which is more suitable for frequent pedestrian entry. This personnel door is half glazed for viewing, and vented.
Step 3- Hygiene firstAs the unit is to be used for smoking fish, its essential for hygiene reasons that all interior surfaces are fully washable, therefore the entire interior is fitted with plastic trim, and the floor laid with lino with drain holes cut in to allow water to escape easily and prevent condensation.
Step 4 – Letting the smoke out of the smokery!To allow smoke to escape it was essential to cut four chimneys into the roof section, designed to let smoke out without letting water in. Once this procedure was completed, we repainted, the whole container in white, for a fresh clean appearance, and then delivered to our client's site.