Search results

  • Quick Frozen Foods Code

    The Recommended International Code of Practice for the Processing and Handling of Quick Frozen Foods of the Codex Alimentarius (Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme) is now available on the Codex Alimentarius Web site on the list of

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Member news: Latest news from Air Liquide

    Air Liquid inaugurates a low-carbon hydrogen production unit and promotes the development of helium refrigeration. 

    • Publication date : 2021/02/23
  • ELICiT: A great success at ThermagVII

    At the occasion of Thermag VII conference held in Turin, Italy, attended by approximately 200 delegates of which more than 70 came from companies, the IIR organised, coordinated and facilitated the last ELICiT workshop held on September 14th 2016.

    • Publication date : 2016/11/29
  • New in our Encyclopedia. Cold storage conditions for fruits and vegetables

    Practical recommendations for the cold storage of over 200 cultivars of fruits, vegetables and herbs. 

    • Publication date : 2023/01/26
    • Subjects: General information
  • News from IIR members: Star Refrigeration

    Star Refrigeration just announced a new collaboration with Core Enterprises, an American portable instruments developer to distribute AccuToolsR eL-720 carbon dioxide gas leak detector. The detector is easy to handle and effective at locating even...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • News from IIR members: Cetim

    Cetim (Centre technique des industries mécaniques) has published a concise, practical Good Practice Guide for the Detection of Refrigerant Leaks covering definition of leaks, causes and influencing factors, measurement, leak detection and...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • New IIR Informatory Note on Containment of Refrigerants

    Currently available for IIR members only, the 24th IIR Informatory Note “Containment of Refrigerants within Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems” is out.

    • Publication date : 2014/01/21
  • IIR member news: Cemafroid, IRSTEA and AFCE

    A new study on the containment of refrigerants has been launched with the aim of identifying and promoting best practices in this regard.

    • Publication date : 2015/10/07
  • Brief: UK Institute of Refrigeration

    The UK Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) held in November its annual conference entitled "The future of cooling - opportunities and threats". Topics covered: LCCP in supermarket refrigeration systems; environmentally acceptable cooling; the EU's...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • International events: Birmingham

    The IIR took part in yet another successful RAC Exhibition (6000 visitors and 186 exhibitors) in Birmingham in February 2009 thanks to the UK Institute of Refrigeration (IOR). Compliance with the F-gas Regulation was a key focus of the exhibition...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • ICR 2011 in Prague: a Resounding Success

    The 23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration held in Prague, on August 21-26, 2011, was highly successful...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/30
  • Cold storage conditions for fruits and vegetables

    Practical recommendations for the cold storage of over 200 cultivars of fruits, vegetables and herbs (storage temperatures, relative humidity, storage time, controlled atmosphere...

    • Last update : 2023/01/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Fruit, Vegetables
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2023/06/23
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • Cryogenic nitrogen in the food and beverage industry

    The adoption of cryogenic processes in the food and beverage industry is predominantly driven by liquid nitrogen (LIN), and it is the preferred candidate for food chilling and...

    • Last update : 2023/11/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction
  • Ice cream manufacturing, environmental impact and market data

    From a physico-chemical point of view, ice cream is a complex, frozen multiphase mixture. The manufacturing process includes several stages of freezing which are described in this...

    • Last update : 2023/06/30
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • Nanorefrigerants

    Nanorefrigerants are created by adding nanoparticles in suspension to a base refrigerant. They have a thermal conductivity that is 15% to 104% higher than that of the corresponding...

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Nanofluids
  • Additive manufacturing of regenerators for caloric cooling

    In many areas of engineering, additive manufacturing allows the production of complex and multifunctional products that could not be manufactured using traditional methods. In the...

    • Last update : 2022/09/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)
  • Cryogenics in the pharmaceutical industry: drug design and bioavailability improvement

    Research activities in the pharmaceutical sector focus primarily on developing novel drug formulations which can elicit the desired response upon being administered to the patient...

    • Last update : 2023/03/10
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freeze-drying in biology and medicine, Cryobiology, cryomedicine: general information
  • For IIR members only

    Heat pump stock in Europe

    This table presents the stock of installed heat pumps, the CO2 emissions avoided and the number of jobs in the heat pump sector in Europe.

    • Last update : 2021/12/14
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : Heat pumps, energy recovery: economics and statistics
  • Environmental impact of the ice cream industry

    This summary document describes the environmental impact of ice cream manufacturing, which is mainly due to the energy consumption and refrigerants used.

    • Last update : 2022/11/17
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)