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  • Refrigeration and COVID-19: list of resources

    List of resources (guides, recommendations, information) regularly updated concerning the COVID-19 and the refrigeration sector.

    • Publication date : 2020/05/26
  • COVID-19 news in the HVAC&R sector

    The IIR reviews the available information on the possible impact of air conditioning on the spread of COVID-19 and the recommendations for the operation and maintenance of HVAC systems. Furthermore, several...

    • Publication date : 2020/04/05
  • Meeting the challenge of a sustainable global food cold chain

    A recent report published by UNEP and FAO includes several important recommendations on how to develop more sustainable food cold chains. 

    • Publication date : 2022/12/15
    • Subjects: General information
  • Spain proposes F-gas tax

    Following recommendations by the European Union to increase the environmental tax burden, the Spanish Council of Ministries has approved a tax on fluorinated greenhouse gases.

    • Publication date : 2013/09/09
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Isochoric freezing could cut down energy use in the global food cold chain

    Compared to conventional isobaric freezing, isochoric freezing could significantly improve the quality of frozen food and generate substantial energy savings. 

    • Publication date : 2021/10/22
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Briefs: How cold is your fridge?

    Steve James and Chris James at The Food Refrigeration and Process Engineering Research Centre at the University of Bristol, UK, have published a comprehensive study on consumer handling of chilled and frozen products. Consumer habits in 17...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Europe: F-gases

    A Common Position was formally adopted by the European Council on June 21 and published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 26, 2005. The formal process for the 2nd Reading has begun. The Rapporteur, Avril Doyle, has produced her...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Eight ways to save energy in cold stores

    Researchers from Enviros Consulting analysed cold storage at 13 frozen food manufacturers and cold store operators in UK for the report "Improving the energy efficiency of the cold chain" released by the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF)....

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • 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
  • US

    A new voluntary programme to reduce hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs) emissions has been set up in the US by EPA in conjunction with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). This initiative should help to reduce HFC emissions in the...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Food cold chain: improving temperature control to reduce loss

    Recent review articles provide an update on technologies to monitor temperature in the food cold chain, in order to avoid food loss during transport and...

    • Publication date : 2022/04/29
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, Technology
  • Some advice for prolonging water chiller life.

    Brent Hall, a temperature control specialist, gives six water treatment tips for lasting chillers performances.

    • Publication date : 2017/03/07
  • Best practice guide for flammable refrigerant use

    AREA, ASERCOM, EFCTC and EPEE have joined together to prepare a leaflet urging contractors to prepare for a future with flammable refrigerants.

    • Publication date : 2018/12/04
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • France: a guidebook on the best practices for the loading of frozen food (in French)

    The French Union of Refrigerated Transport (UNTF) published a best practice guide on frozen food loading in refrigerated trucks.

    • Publication date : 2017/07/05
  • How to reuse the condensate water from air conditioners?

    Review of the different uses of the condensate water rejected by air conditioners.

    • Publication date : 2020/09/04
    • Subjects: Developing country