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  • New temperature-controlled facility at Memphis International Airport

    FedEx Express is breaking ground on a new cold-storage facility.

    • Publication date : 2013/11/20
  • IEA “Net Zero by 2050” roadmap: the role of the refrigeration sector

    In its latest report, the IEA stresses that the path to net‐zero emissions by 2050 is narrow. In this context, the refrigeration sector, including heat pumps, has an important role to play. 

    • Publication date : 2021/06/29
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Legionnaires’ disease

    Two outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease are in the news: - Thirteen deaths have occurred among 85 patients who contracted Legionnaires' disease in the northern French prefecture of Pas-de-Calais. The main cause of the outbreak is a cooling tower at...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • The Kyoto Protocol will enter into force February 16, 2005

    With Russia's official ratification of the Kyoto climate treaty on Thursday November 18, 2004, the Kyoto Protocol can, 7 years after its signature, enter in to force. The Russian permanent representative to the UN, Andrey Denisov, formally handed...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/25
  • Mobile Air Conditioning: R&D is intensifying

    The Mobile Air-Conditioning sector (MAC) is currently in the news. On January 31, 2006, the European Parliament and the Council reached agreement on a Directive (to be transposed at national level) "relating to emissions from air-conditioning...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • ICR 2019: an overview of current refrigeration research (part II)

    Presentation of the main scientific and technical topics covered in the papers of the 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration and summary of some of the 14 keynotes.

    • Publication date : 2019/09/30
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Out of ordinary: Oldest Ice Skates?

    The oldest pair of skates known date from about 3000 BC and were found at the bottom of a lake in Switzerland. They were made from the leg bones of large animals, holes were bored at each end of the bone and leather straps were used to tie the...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Natural refrigerants in emerging countries: GTZ

    Within the International Climate Initiative, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) is implementing a project aiming to introduce R290 (propane) room air-conditioning systems in China in order to replace HCFC-22. Endowed...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Refrigerants Naturally

    During the conference Refrigerants Naturally held by UNEP and Greenpeace on June 22, 2004 in Brussels, Belgium, three companies reported on their global environmental actions and presented their objectives in this field: - Coca-Cola (Jeff...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/10
  • The French air-conditioning market is growing significantly

    According to Clim'info, in France, sales of individual air conditioners (with capacities below 17.5 kW) have undergone a very strong progression - about 40% - in 2003 compared with 2002. Sales of small mobile units, in particular, have benefited...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/15
  • CHEs in heat pumps

    In its Annex 33, "Compact Heat Exchangers in Heat Pumping Equipment" issued in September 2010, the Heat Pump Programme details the benefits of using compact heat exchangers (CHEs): . Improved heat exchanger thermal effectiveness: thermal...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • China’s largest port-base cold chain project

    With a state-of-the-art mega-refrigerated warehouse project, the port of Nansha in southern China will be ready to meet the growing logistics needs of the cold chain in the region.

    • Publication date : 2020/10/22
  • Optimisation of a heat pump for satellite cooling

    Satellites are deployed into near earth orbit in order to provide a platform for a wide range of missions, including telecommunications systems, surveillance systems and astronomical systems.These systems have seen a large increase in...

    • Publication date : 2015/06/19
  • Successful test of a dilution refrigerator for quantum computers

    IBM scientists have succeeded in cooling a quantum computer chip to a temperature of 25 mK using a large-scale dilution refrigerator. 

    • Publication date : 2022/10/27
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Cooling the world’s largest supercomputers

    Direct liquid cooling is a highly energy-efficient solution for cooling supercomputers capable of performing millions or billions of billions of calculations per second. Here are two examples in the United States and France.

    • Publication date : 2019/12/30
  • For IIR members only

    Global cold storage capacity

    This table presents the cold storage capacity in about 50 countries, based on data from the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA).

    • Last update : 2021/12/06
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : Refrigerated storage: economics and statistics
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    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
  • Global HFC emissions from the refrigeration sector

    This table shows HFC emissions from the refrigeration sector – including air conditioning – in million tonnes of CO2 equivalent for about 40 countries that are signatories...

    • Last update : 2022/01/20
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
  • Thermophysical properties of HFC refrigerants

    Thermophysical properties of over 100 HFC refrigerants, including single-component and blends.

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : HFCs, HFO et HCFO, Blends
  • Thermophysical properties of HFO refrigerants

    Thermophysical properties of over 50 HFO refrigerants, including single-component and blends.

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : HFO et HCFO, Blends
  • Thermophysical properties of hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Thermophysical properties of over 20 hydrocarbon refrigerants, including single-component and blends.

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Blends
  • 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