Discover the Encyclopedia of Refrigeration

The IIR is proud to present the newest addition to its portfolio of scientific information products; the Encyclopedia of Refrigeration.

The IIR's Encyclopedia of Refrigeration brings together a set of synthetic articles on refrigeration technologies and applications. Rather than comprehensively covering a topic, they have been prepared with the objective of providing the main information, while referring the reader to various sources of additional information to go deeper into the subject, to FRIDOC in particular.


What content will you find in the Encyclopedia of Refrigeration?


For easy access to its quality resources, the content of the Encyclopedia is classified by IIR themes, such as:

- Refrigerants and secondary refrigerants

- Refrigerated storage

- Heat pumps, energy recovery

- General information on refrigeration, energy and environment.


Visitors will find two types of content in the Encyclopedia:

  • Key figures

The key figures are presented as tables, statistical diagrams and graphs which have been created using data from renowned reference sources such as UNEP RTOC, UNFCCC, GCCA, IGU, etc. With such data-based summary documents, the Encyclopedia will serve as a repository of key refrigeration figures updated annually or bi-annually by global and regional organisations.



  • Summary documents

These thematic files present a brief overview of a key notion (e.g. Hydrocarbon refrigerants) or an innovative refrigeration technology, and provide fundamental insight on their application.


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