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WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — Thermo King, a division of Ingersoll-Rand, has developed a new, quieter and more environmentally friendly reefer.

SB-III CR system is “cryogenic-powered” and uses carbon dioxide for heating and cooling which Thermo King says “eliminates the need for and emissions of ozone-depleting commercial refrigerants.”

Also the SB-III has “98 per cent” fewer moving parts than conventional systems, dramatically reducing operational noise levels, the company says.

Thermo King claims this new reefer is the first designed to run without using CFCs, the chemical known to contribute to ozone depletion.

The unit is a high capacity, one-piece, front-mounted, cryogen-powered, cooling and heating unit designed for jumbo trailers.

It says the unit is available in Europe but will be “introduced in the U.S as market demand arises.”

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