Dorin Joins the NASRC as A Silver Member

Compiobbi, Italy— Officine Mario Dorin, has joined the NASRC as a silver member. Dorin is a 100 year old company (established in 1918), and is still run by the Dorin family. The company has worked in the refrigeration industry since 1932, and began to manufacture semi-hermetic compressors in 1957. Today, compressors are the core to their business and are used in a wide variety of applications, including the food retail, transportation, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries worldwide.

Dorin began to develop compressors for CO2 transcritical systems in 1991, and has since contributed to tremendous progress of CO2 refrigeration. Today, the company has over 60,000 Dorin CO2 compressors in operation around the world. Dorin has also actively contributed technical support to define engineering standards for CO2 throughout Europe. More recently, Dorin has begun to expand their presence in the U.S. market, where CO2 continues to be a large part of their business.

“The USA and North American markets are becoming more and more interested in natural refrigeration following the global trends of reduction of GWP of refrigerants. We have decided to invest in the North American market because we believe that our customers have the right to have closer support, especially now with the rise of CO2 as a refrigerant. Therefore, the establishment of Dorin USA LLC is the natural step to show our commitment to the American market players.”

-Giovanni Dorin, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer for Dorin

Natural refrigerants, including carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonia (NH3) and hydrocarbons, have extremely low global warming potentials (GWPs), and as a result are considered “climate-friendly.” Recent regulations at the global, federal, and state levels have caused more supermarkets to consider natural refrigerant technologies.

However, only a small percentage of the U.S. market has adopted natural refrigerant equipment due to a unique set of market barriers, including upfront costs, lack of trained service contractors, and uncertainties around lifecycle costs. The NASRC works directly with Dorin and over 120 other industry stakeholders to address and remove these barriers. 

 “Dorin has shown great leadership in advancing natural refrigerants worldwide. We are very excited to leverage their expertise to accelerate progress in North America.”

-Danielle Wright, Executive Director of the NASRC

In addition to manufacturers like Dorin, NASRC members represent other commercial refrigeration industry stakeholders, including service contractors, consultants, engineering firms, trade associations, nonprofits, refrigerant distributors, and over 22,000 supermarket locations in North America.

More information about Dorin is available at

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

New Benefits for Members!

RSES Offers Over 50% Off Trainings & Access to Webinars for NASRC Members!

NASRC partner and member, Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), has provided new benefits for NASRC members to keep you informed about the commercial refrigeration world. In addition to discounted training rates, RSES has opened up specific RSES member webinars to NASRC members. Read the details of each benefit below:


1. Over 50% Off RSES Hydrocarbon Training Course

In case you missed our last announcement, NASRC members now qualify for discounted rates for the RSES Hydrocarbon Safety Refrigerants Training Course! Normally priced at $150, NASRC members can now participate in the RSES hydrocarbons training for a discounted rate of $72 per technician. 

The RSES training includes a full eLearning course on working safely with Hydrocarbon refrigerants. Currently in the third edition, 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 

Read more about the training here.


2. Access RSES Exclusive Webinars

RSES has opened up a number of their valuable webinars to NASRC members. The following webinars are available to NASRC members free of charge:

  • Basic Troubleshooting for VRF Systems, Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 PM EST
  • NATE in a Nutshell: Everything You Need to Know About NATE Certification Management, Wednesday, September 12at 6:00 PM EST
  • Why Compressors Fail, Thursday, September 13, 2018  7:00 PM EST
  • Combustion Analysis, Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 PM EST
  • Best Practices for Designing VRF Systems, Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 PM EST
  • Demystifying the Reversing Valve, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 7:00 PM EST
  • Mechanical Ventilation Basics Using an HRV/ERV, Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 PM EST
  • Saturated. Superheated. Subcooled. What Does it All Mean?, Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 PM EST


Interested in any of these benefits?

Reach out to us for instructions to access these great opportunities from RSES!

NASRC Members Receive IIAR Member Discounts at Annual Conference

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2019 IIAR Conference and Expo
March 3-6, Phoenix Arizona

The new commercial track at the 2019 IIAR Conference and Expo has generated much excitement in the NASRC community. This conference promises to provide the best technical discussions of natural refrigerants that you won't find anywhere else. As a valued NASRC member you are at an advantage to stand out at this exciting event.

Gain industry recognition and set your company apart by registering as an exhibitor. Your NASRC membership provides you with access to member prices for a booth on the exhibition floor as well as conference tickets. Check out the exhibitor application instructions to make sure you're ready, as the floor will fill up quickly! Mark your calendar with the exhibitor registration date that applies to you below:

  • Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 - Booth Selection for previous year IIAR Sponsors begins - 1:00 PM EDT

  • Wednesday, September 3rd, 2018 - Booth Selection for previous year IIAR Exhibitors begins - 1:00 PM EDT

  • Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 - Booth Selection for NASRC Platinum Members begins - 1:00PM EDT

  • Wednesday, October 4th, 2018 - Booth Selection for all other IIAR Exhibitors begins - 1:00 PM EDT

Contact us at with questions or for more details about the track!