There are a number of uses for open top containers, although they are particularly practical for offshore purposes. In the offshore oil industry, the need for open top containers is equally as important. The types of equipment, pipes, and other items used in the industry need to be stored and moved efficiently and securely. Only offshore can meet the distinctive needs for off-dimension apparatus, utensils, etc.
Frequently Stored Supplies
Below is a short list of items that are well known to be housed.
· Equipment, especially off-height machinery
· Steel Bars of any length or thickness
· Pipes, any size, shape, length, or thickness
· Cables, and cable spools
· General goods
· Waste products from cleanup projects and demolition projects
· Construction debris, for leftover materials
· Natural waste
This is just a miniature list of supplies that can go into open top containers—basically any load or goods that need to be top-loaded and unloaded are ideal for open tops.
Transfering the materials requires taking a weatherproof, sturdy tarpaulin and secure straps to the lashing bars and eye pads. This will help to keep any wreckage from falling out from beneath the tarp.
Many open top containers are built with roof bows—this is mainly set up on typical delivery containers, however—not only to bear the tarps used, but to adjoin to the container steadiness during lifting, stacking, and convey. However because offshore open top containers are made to superior standards, have been tested, and meet means standards, you will not find as many, if any, roof bows on offshore open top containers. This is not only because of the design and materials used, but because offshore applications are much different than typical delivery applications. A difference many notice between shipping containers and offshore is the flooring. Standard shipping use a wooden or other slip-resistant floor, whereas offshore open top containers are required to be all metal.
The most important decision when it comes to picking open top containers is making sure they are certified for use in all ports, offshore settings, and over rail and road during transport. BSL containers meet all offshore certifications, including the DNV 2.7-1 for offshore containers, the EN 12079 for offshore containers, and ISO 1161 for corner fittings for series one freight containers. This means that no matter where you will need to use your offshore open top containers, if they meet these certifications, they can be used.