How To Prepare Your Shipping Container Modification For Cold Weather

Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2021 @ 13:02 PM

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How to prepare your shipping container modification for cold weather

As many states are experiencing cold weather conditions, it's important to prepare for the extremely low temperatures. This is especially true for people who are considering purchasing a modified shipping container! At DropBox Inc., we offer many different customization options that will keep your shipping container modification product warm. And with proper preparation, you can protect your shipping container modification from harsh climates and increase its life span as a result. Here’s what you need to know to prepare your unit.

Insulation

Insulating your shipping container modification offers both immediate and long-term benefits such as reducing energy costs, preventing moisture condensation, safety and protection of personnel, and much more. Here are the benefits of different types of insulation.

Closed-Cell Spray Foam

Closed-cell foam insulation has the highest R-value of any insulation which measures an insulation's thermal resistance. The higher an insulation's R-value, the greater the effectiveness. When closed-cell foam insulation is applied, the insulation creates an air barrier to prevent air leakage. This prevents moisture and reduces the risk of mold. It's also a rigid material that helps reject water and is recognized as a flood-resistant material by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Closed-cell foam insulation has many other advantages including being able to be applied at very low temperatures, adding wall racking strength as well as impact resistance, and higher bond strength.

Mineral Wool

Mineral wool insulation has many benefits. It has a very high R-value and contains 70% recycled material, making it a greener product compared to the other insulation types. With a large density, mineral wool has superior sound-deadening properties. The stiffer batts don’t tend to flop over as easily, making it easier to put in place, and they don’t require staples or wire to keep them in place. It’s also hydrophobic and fire resistant, so it won’t absorb water, won't encourage the growth of mold and mildew, and can act as a fire stop.

Fiberglass

Fiberglass is a commonly used type of insulation, partially because it's affordable. Overall, it has a good R-value. Since it's popular among the general public, this insulation type is available in many different sizes and with or without a paper facing. It’s also lightweight, made with with 20-30% recycled content, and easy to install in a wide range of circumstances, often with just a tack nailer.

Generators

To support loss of power, DropBox Inc. can manufacture shipping container modifications to include generators with manual transfer switches. This will not only keep your build heated, but it will also keep your appliances and tools connected to power and functioning properly. For example, by having a generator, you can keep your HVAC running and increase your protection against mold and mildew.

PEX Piping

DropBox Inc. utilizes PEX piping for freshwater lines. There are many benefits to using PEX piping over other materials (i.e. copper, PVC, galvanized steel). PEX offers resistance to breakage caused by freezing by being able to expand. It's also flexible and easier to install, reducing the need for holes and notches to accommodate the tubing and eliminating the need for many elbows and other transition fittings. 

HVAC Systems

Another way to keep your shipping container modifications warm during the cold months is to install an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. There are many other different benefits to having this type of system installed including improved indoor air quality and moisture consistency. An HVAC system can improve air quality by constantly exchanging the indoor air with fresh, outdoor air that is also filtered for the best quality possible. And whether you're in a climate that changes every season, or in a climate that remains constant, you can always run the risk of retaining moisture. So, to reduce the chances of mold growth, the HVAC system pulls warm, moist air out and sends dry, cool air inside.

To begin your shipping container modification journey, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 to speak to a sales associate.

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What Base Should You Sit A DropBox Inc. Shipping Container On?

Posted on Wed, Dec 09, 2020 @ 16:12 PM

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When placing your shipping container modification on your jobsite, the most important thing you must remember is to keep the structure on a dry, flat, and level base

If you rent/purchase a single-container build that will be moved often, then it's okay to place it directly on the ground. The same goes with a single-container build that will be sitting sedentary for a month to a year, but you must make sure that it remains level over time. However, if it will be placed in a location that's more long term, then it may be beneficial to place it on a gravel/concrete pad to be safe. Finally, if you choose to purchase a multi-container build, it's important to create a pier system or foundation due to the fact that the weight could case soil to shift.  

By following these steps, you can increase the life of your shipping container modification and ensure the safety of yourself and others!

For more information on DropBox Inc. and the products that we offer, CONTACT US HERE, call 740.532.7822, or visit DropBoxInc.com.

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DropBox, Inc. Releases New, Interactive Product Catalog on DropBoxInc.com

Posted on Wed, Sep 16, 2020 @ 11:09 AM

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DropBox, Inc. is proud to release its all-new product catalog on DropBoxInc.com. This catalog not only includes the standard shipping container modification products that we offer, but also discusses our company's design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities, offsite building solutions, custom solutions, and more. 

Another special feature of DropBox Inc.'s online product catalog is that it's interactive. Our website's visitors now have the ability to flip the catalog's pages back and forth and click links that are within its contents. 

As a specialist in container modification, DropBox Inc. provides both standard containerized products and custom builds all over the world. Our longstanding relationships with customers have been built through products that meet their needs and a proven track record for quality and customer service.

For more information on DropBox Inc. and its product offerings, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 to speak with a sales associate today!

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Experience the Designing, Engineering, and Manufacturing Capabilities of DropBox Inc.!

Posted on Tue, May 19, 2020 @ 10:05 AM

DropBox Inc, custom shipping container modification, custom ISO shipping container modification, ISO shipping container modification, shipping container modification company, shipping container modification design, shipping container modification engineering, ReinventingTheBox, container mods, Portable Solutions Manufacturing, shipping container modification manufacturingFor two decades, DropBox Inc. has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing ISO shipping container modifications. As we continue to grow, the processes set to build quality long-lasting products evolves as well. From climate-controlled restrooms and decontamination showers to modular laboratories and battery/inverter storage modules, DropBox Inc. has built a wide range of portable solutions for customers around the world.

Working with our in-house CAD draftsmen, our customers can create custom, turnkey solutions that meet the specific needs of their project sites. When it comes to ISO shipping container designing, engineering, and manufacturing, DropBox Inc. has built units that can withstand the harshest climate or environment. As a result, we are able to provide the portable solutions that our customers need in the U.S. and abroad.

Begin the journey of Reinventing the Box™ with DropBox Inc. today!

For more information on DropBox Inc. and all of our designing, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities, CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822 to speak to a sales associate.

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Increase Employee Satisfaction with DropBox's Running Water Restrooms

Posted on Tue, May 05, 2020 @ 09:05 AM

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DropBox Inc. offers the Running Water Restroom with standard and customizable floor plans. The RWR is a commercial quality, portable, containerized restroom that will redefine the waste management of your project site. By being built within an ISO shipping container, the RWR can be moved multiple times throughout the course of your project. It's design allows it to meet the sanitation needs of the man power both in and around your site. These industrial grade units provide the employees with the cleanliness, comfort, and durability of any household restroom. As a result, project managers can increase employee satisfaction, productivity, and retention.

These RWRs are easy to maintain and keep clean even in the toughest environments. The versatility of these restrooms allows them to be tied into existing water and sewer lines or self-contained for easy waste removal. Many of our customers state that the Running Water Restroom is a great solution for new construction, outages, and project turnarounds. By delivering containerized restrooms with running water sinks, flushable toilets, and climate control, our company has helped increase the level of hygiene and sanitation of projects around the world.

DropBox Inc. is proud to offer the Running Water Restroom and other shipping container modifications to industrial and commercial construction projects within numerous industries. For the last two decades, DropBox Inc. has designed, engineered, and manufactured a wide array of portable, containerized solutions for power plants, refineries, nuclear facilities, commercial/industrial construction projects, and more in the U.S. and abroad. As our customers continue to take on new projects, we continue to Reinvent the Box™ in order to increase the efficiency of their sites. 
 
For more information on DropBox Inc., CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 to speak to a sales associate.

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DropBox Inc. Creates Compressor Container for Wurtland Facility

Posted on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 @ 08:10 AM

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When DropBox Inc. begins the process of media blasting to prepare its products for paint, a compressor is used. In order to protect this investment, DropBox has built a shipping container to hold the equipment.

We asked Ronnie Kearns, Head of Manufacturing and Procurement for PSG, what exactly prompted DropBox to make this build now and what it means for the future. Kearns said:

As we spent Capital Money for improvements in our build process, we needed to purchase an new compressor for our Wurtland Facility. In an effort to protect this investment and to extend the life of the compressor, we decided to design and manufacture a container to house the equipment. This was all done in house by our design engineers and manufacturing departments. By putting the compressor in one of our containers, it will allow year round use in the heat of summer and the cold of winter due to the exhaust design and insulation provided for the winter months.

Since DropBox completed this project, the company has already received interest from others who believe that containers for their compressors would be beneficial to them as well! 

As DropBox Inc. moves forward and grows, the goal of every employee is to continue reinventing the box to not only meet the company's needs, but the specific needs of our customers too. By doing so, we are able to build trust and develop a strong relationship with every person who contacts us!

For more information about DropBox Inc. and the products that we offer, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 today!

 

 

 

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Follow DropBox Inc. on Social Media to Receive Company Updates!

Posted on Thu, Oct 03, 2019 @ 08:10 AM

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Did you know that you can stay up-to-date with DropBox Inc. on different forms of social media? Our posts include links to blog posts, photos of projects, employee updates, and more. As DropBox Inc. continues to grow and develop, we want our community to be able to follow us on our journey as well. That's why DropBox Inc. is available for you no matter where you roam!

In addition to the other forms of social media (i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), DropBox Inc. has also began providing users with daily updates on its revamped Instagram account! On this form of social media, we post fun things such as #modularmonday where you can learn about each of our products every Monday and #featurefriday where we introduce our followers to one of our employees every Friday so that they can get to know who is involved in our company. 

To follow us on social media, click the links to each account below:

LinkedIn

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

The goal of social media is to bring people together. By developing our social media accounts, we are able to connect with members of the industry and others who are interested in what we do here at DropBox Inc.

Are you ready to connect with us? Follow us now! And if you or someone you know is using a DropBox Inc. product, then tag us in a photo of it and include our company hashtag, #ReinventingTheBox.

To learn more about DropBox Inc. and its products, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

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Renting vs. Buying: What's Best for You?

Posted on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

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When making purchasing decisions, every company is different. It's important to determine what your company's budget is and see what's best for its needs. When looking for a DropBox product, the first question you'll probably want to ask yourself is whether you should rent or buy. This can be a tricky question to answer because both options have their positives depending on what the company's situation is. So what's the right answer? Luckily, DropBox Inc. can help you find it!

Renting

Renting an ISO shipping container helps companies who are looking for a short-term option. To summarize, renting can be great for companies because...

      • You don't need to have a capital budget. Instead, you'll be able to spread the cost across the entire length of the project with a monthly rental rate
      • You don't need to arrange secure storage because the unit may have to be moved multiple times between projects
      • The rental company maintains service on the equipment, so your company can focus on what's important to them instead of peripheral support items
      • Every job starts with the unit in an A-1 functional shape, so you won't have to spend valuable time validating equipment performance and set up

Buying

Buying an ISO shipping container helps companies who are looking for a long-term option. To summarize, buying can be great for companies because...

      • The long term rental rate provides enough equity to buy, or come close to buying, the product
      • The product can be moved to future jobsites and re-used for whatever your company desires
      • You will have 100% control of what happens to the product because your company owns it
      • You are able to modify the product to fit your company's specific needs by painting it, adding fixtures/equipment, etc.

Contact DropBox Inc. Today!

For more information on whether buying or renting is best for you, and what products we offer, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

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DropBox Inc. Provides Modular Chemistry Labs for Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream Sectors of the LNG Industry

Posted on Thu, Aug 15, 2019 @ 13:08 PM

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As natural gas goes through the process of liquefaction, it must be sent through multiple sectors. These sectors are called Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream. Because DropBox Inc. is getting more involved with the LNG industry, we have built modular labs that are able to meet the needs of each of these sectors. But before we could provide modular labs to the companies within this industry, it was important for our company to understand what each sector was responsible for during the LNG process. Today's blog will be discussing what exactly happens in the Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream sectors. 

The Upstream sector of the LNG industry refers to the exploration and production of natural gas.

People that are employed by this section of the industry include geologists, geophysicists, service rig operators, engineering firms, scientists, and seismic/drilling contractors. Within this sector, these employees are looking for areas where minerals can be found and obtained. Once those minerals are located, the area is drilled into in order to bring any natural gas up to the surface. This sector also includes services such as rig operations, feasibility studies, machinery rental, and extraction of chemical supply.

The Midstream sector refers to the transportation and storage of natural gas.

Before the natural gas can be used to make many of the products that we purchase, it must be transported from the Upstream sector to the Downstream sector. This is where the Midstream sector comes into play. The Midstream sector of the LNG industry includes pipelines and everything else that's needed to move the natural gas long distances. This includes pumping stations, tank trucks, rail tank cars, and transcontinental tankers.

The Downstream sector involves the processing, selling, and distribution of natural gas based products. 

The Downstream sector is the final step in the production process. This sector is responsible for everything that happens to the natural gas post production. The employees that are in this sector are natural gas processors. Their responsibility is to take the finished products to consumers and market/distribute those products. Many of the products that come directly from downstream production include diesel, natural gas, gasoline, heating oil, lubricants, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and propane.

DropBox Inc. offers modular labs that provide LNG producers with the proper environments for each sector of the production process.

Transportable and site-ready for connection to power, water, and sewer, our customizable, modular labs are fully equipped to meet the specific needs of the producers of natural gas, LNGs, crude oil, refined products, and petrochemicals. The quick installation of these labs reduces weather delays, moisture getting into project materials resulting in mold contamination, and on-site traffic from workers, equipment, and suppliers. By providing cleanroom process areas and laboratory/R&D space, DropBox Inc. is able to give lab technicians the ability to perform their work duties and quality control protocols in a remote setting. This in includes the ability to have the lab be an open area or contain specific zones for use separation. 

As our President and CEO, Robert Slagel, always says, "If you can think it, we can put it in a box!"

For more information on DropBox Inc. and modular labs, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

 

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