Hydrocarbons

RSES Offers NASRC Members Over 50% Off Hydrocarbons Training

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The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) has generously offered NASRC members a discounted rate for the RSES Hydrocarbon Safety Refrigerants Training Course Third EditionNormally priced at $150, NASRC members can now participate in the RSES hydrocarbons training for a discounted rate of $72 per technician. 

About the Training
The RSES training includes a full eLearning course on working safely with Hydrocarbon refrigerants. Currently in the third edition, this course covers practices for the following refrigerant families: 

  1. HC R-290 (propane)

  2. HC R-600a (isobutene)

  3. HC R-441A (a blend*)

  4. HC R-170 (ethane)

  5. HFC R-32 (difluoromethane)

The course is composed of four parts:

  1. Standards and Regulations

  2. Refrigerant Properties and Safety System Component Compatibility

  3. Servicing Procedures

  4. The Refrigeration Cycle Cylinder Storage and Transport


The course includes a PDF of the study guide, a narrated online presentation highlighting key topics from the study guide, and a certificate test assessing your understanding of the material.
 
Read more about the training here.

Contact the NASRC for instructions to access the training discount!

Gas Innovations Joins the NASRC as a Silver Member

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La Porte, TXGas Innovations, a world-wide supplier of high purity hydrocarbons in the refrigerant, pharmaceutical, industrial, electronics and agricultural chemical industries, has joined the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) as a silver member. The NASRC is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to overcoming the hurdles preventing the widespread adoption of natural refrigerants in commercial applications.

“Gas Innovations is committed to providing high purity refrigerant hydrocarbons in a safe and efficient package to the refrigerant industry.  Our membership with the NASRC will allow us the opportunity to participate in the development of hydrocarbons as a natural refrigerant.” said Ashley Madray, Executive Vice President of Gas Innovations.

Natural refrigerants, including carbon dioxide, ammonia, and hydrocarbons, are considered “climate-friendly” alternatives to traditional fluorocarbon refrigerants, which have been identified as the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions globally. Natural refrigerant technologies offer a “future-proof” solution for commercial end-users seeking exemption from increasing refrigeration regulations. Hydrocarbons, which are Gas Innovations’ specialty, also offer guaranteed energy savings for food retailers.    

Despite these benefits, natural refrigerants face a unique set of challenges that are preventing their widespread adoption, including upfront and ongoing costs, slow moving codes and standards, and availability of trained service technicians. NASRC is working with stakeholders from the commercial refrigeration industry to address those barriers head on. Gas Innovations offers a unique expertise that will contribute to these efforts.

“We are very excited to welcome Gas Innovations to the NASRC community,” said Danielle Wright, Executive Director of the NASRC. “They will be a key partner in our effort to remove barriers to and accelerate the adoption of hydrocarbon technologies.”

In addition to Gas Innovations, NASRC membership is composed of systems manufacturers, component manufacturers, service technicians, consultants, engineering firms, trade associations, nonprofits, refrigerant distributors, and nearly 14,000 US supermarket locations.

 

About Gas Innovations

Gas Innovations has become a world leading provider of high purity hydrocarbons in the refrigerant, pharmaceutical, industrial, electronics, and agricultural chemical industries.  Ancillary services and products offered are technical consultation, equipment, and turnkey logistics to satisfy your business needs by being strategically located at the Port of Houston.

More information about Gas Innovations is available at www.gasinnovations.com.