Chicago, Illinois (U.S.)-based component manufacturer Temprite has joined the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on the supermarket sector, as a silver member to support the advancement of natural refrigerants.

“We chose to join the NASRC because we want to get the message out about how Temprite’s products are good for the environment in multiple ways, and they help save money by lowering electricity consumption and increasing refrigeration system capacity,” said Jim Nonnie, President of Temprite in a NASRC press release.

Temprite, founded in 1924, manufactures oil reservoirs, drier housings, liquid receivers, suction accumulators, and refrigerant oil management products. The company introduced its first transcritical CO2 (R744) components in 2006. Recently the company launched a new larger-capacity coalescing oil separator for transcritical R744 applications.

“We provide supermarket energy managers and technicians with products, technical data, and practical equations they can use to quantify their energy and financial savings resulting from using Temprite’s products in natural refrigerants systems,” Nonnie explained.

NASRC has 130+ members, including manufacturers, contractors and food retailers that together operate more than 24,000 supermarkets.

Transition to natural refrigerants in U.S. supermarkets has been slow, due to barriers like “high up-front costs, a lack of data around performance and other ongoing costs, and a shortage of trained service and maintenance technicians,” NASRC said. The organization works with its members to remove those barriers.

“We’re pleased to welcome Temprite into our growing network,” said Morgan Smith, NASRC Manager of Programs & Operations. “They’ve demonstrated a longstanding commitment to advancing energy efficient natural refrigerant solutions, and we look forward to leveraging their expertise to further accelerate our progress.”

“We provide supermarket energy managers and technicians with products, technical data, and practical equations they can use to quantify their energy and financial savings resulting from using Temprite’s products in natural refrigerants systems,”

Jim Nonnie, Temprite

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