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  • ICR2011

    The IIR International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR) takes place every four years. The next one will take place in Beijing, China, in 2007. All IIR member countries voted to select the host country for ICR2011. There were two applicants: the...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Event report: China Refrigeration Expo 2011

    The 22nd International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage (China Refrigeration Expo 2011) was held on April 7-9, 2011 in Shanghai. This key event was sponsored by...

    • Publication date : 2011/05/19
  • 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
  • Conference reports: ATMOsphere 2010

    The IIR-co-sponsored Conference ATMOsphere 2010 took place in Brussels on September 27-28, 2010. 170 persons from 30 countries attended. Speakers, from the industry or public organizations, particularly European ones, expressed their desire to...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Briefs: Catalogue of Publications 2010-2011

    The Catalogue of Publications 2010-2011 is now available! Order it via or surf on to order the IIR's latest publications.

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • The Mostra Convegno exhibition

    In March 2018 the IIR participated in one of the biggest exhibitions on refrigeration technologies, Mostra Convegno, which took place, as always, in Milan.

    • Publication date : 2018/04/19
  • IIR member news: Star Refrigeration

    After a year’s research project into low GWP cooling, Star Refrigeration proposes a new chiller using R1234ze.

    • Publication date : 2014/02/03
  • IIR member news: Johnson Controls YORK chiller optimised for R1233zd(E)

    The YORK YZ magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller, produced by Johnson Controls, is said to be the first chiller fully optimized for ultimate performance with the low-global warming potential refrigerant R1233zd(E).

    • Publication date : 2019/01/31
  • 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
  • Member news: Mexichem Fluor changes name to Koura

    The Mexichem branch specialized in the development and manufacturing of fluorinated products changes its name to become Koura.

    • Publication date : 2019/09/30
  • News from IIR members: ARTI

    ARTI, the research arm of AHRI (the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute), has contracted with a consulting firm in order to review the regulatory barriers and issues concerning low-GWP refrigerants including CO2, ammonia and...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • News from IIR members: Tecumseh

    Tecumseh has won the French Golden Decibel Award for its second-generation Silensys condensation units. The Conseil National du Bruit (the French national organization dealing with noise issues) presented this award in recognition of the noise...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Minutes of IIR Commission B1 Business Meeting in Boulder

    A Commission B1 business meeting took place in Boulder, Colorado, USA (June 24, 2009). It was chaired by Commission B1 President Dr Piotr Domanski. The minutes of the meeting are available

    • Publication date : 2010/06/07
  • Minutes of IIR Commissions B1/B2 Business Meeting in Sydney

    Piotr Domanski and Ben Adamson co-chaired a joint Commission business meeting (B1 & B2) in Sydney during the 9th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference in April 2010. Following discussion during the meeting, a survey was sent to B1 commission members...

    • Publication date : 2010/06/07
  • FRISBEE Project

    The IIR is involved in a 4-year project within the context of the EU 7th Framework Programme. The objective of the FRISBEE (Food Refrigeration Innovations for Safety, consumers' Benefit, Environmental impact and Energy optimisation along the cold...

    • Publication date : 2010/07/26
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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)
  • Global warming potential (GWP) of HFC refrigerants

    Using the latest updated data from UNEP’s RTOC 2022 report, we have compiled the 100-year GWP and 20-year GWP values of hydrofluorocarbon-based (HFC) refrigerants. Our table includes...

    • Last update : 2023/09/15
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : HFCs
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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…)