Celebrating its centenary at last month’s Mostra Convegno Expocomfort tradeshow, Italian compressor manufacturer Dorin was optimistic that CO2 would make greater inroads into the industrial market in the coming decades.

Dorin already boasts over 35,000 CO2 compressors in operation worldwide (2016 figures).

“We’re continually coming out with innovative new products for CO2,” Giovanni Dorin, marketing manager at Officine Mario Dorin S.p.A., told R744.com in an exclusive interview at the event, held in Milan on 13-16 March.

“We’re ready to face the next 100 years with a very strong commitment.

Giovanni Dorin

The firm is currently pushing its new CD500 and CD600 compressor ranges for industrial CO2 applications.

“We’re planning to design even larger compressors,” said Giovanni, citing heat pumps and space heating as examples of the technologies and applications that are ripe for growth.

“We’re ready to face the next 100 years with a very strong commitment,” he said.

Giovanni Dorin is the great-grandson of the first Mario Dorin, who founded the company in 1918.

“My great-grandfather had a big passion for refrigeration,” Giovanni said. “He was a big believer in the fact that the cold chain, at that time, needed innovative solutions.”

Building on the foundations that Mario had put in place, Giovanni’s grandfather incorporated electric engines inside the compressors. “From this moment on, clearly things ramped up very quickly,” Giovanni said.

The company decided to invest time, money and energy in developing compressors for CO2 systems. “Dorin was the first in the market to identify CO2 transcritical as an interesting and viable solution,” Giovanni argues.

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