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  • £5000 prize for Technical Achievement – Call for Nominations

    The Institute of Refrigeration is calling for nominations for prestigious internationally recognised J&E Hall Gold Medal. 

    • Publication date : 2020/11/25
  • Rack-supported freezer gives fast-growing bakery room to rise.

    Vieira's Bakery selected pallet racks from Steel King company to increase its storage capacity.

    • Publication date : 2017/02/19
  • News about IIR members: Air Products

    Air Products has launched a new air-separation plant in Tangshan, China, and will supply oxygen via a pipeline to Guo Feng Steel, along with liquid products to other customers in the region. With a production level of over 30 million tons, Guo...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • CO2 technology for ice-skating rinks

    Nowadays, the use of large amounts of ammonia in public places is restricted by regulations in several countries, for safety reasons. Hence, new skating rinks with direct ammonia systems can no longer be built, although it is thought that they...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/19
  • Solar cooling: Low-cost solar vaccine refrigerator

    About 2 million people around the world die each year of diseases preventable by widely used vaccines. In Africa and parts of Asia, over half of all vaccines that require refrigeration spoil before they can be administered. Millions of lives and...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • 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
  • Briefs: 72 bacterial species identified in domestic refrigerators

    French agency, AFSSA (Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments) recently conducted a microbiological study on 2 types of refrigeration installations related to domestic food consumption: refrigerated display cabinets and domestic...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Trends and Figures: Increase in AC prices in Asia

    According to 2 articles in JARN, the prices of air conditioning are starting to show the effects of the rising raw materials prices, including those of copper, steel and aluminium. There are claims that the prices of these essential metals, in...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Pioneering CO2 road vehicles

    Aldi Süd, Germany's biggest supermarket chain, is investing in new road transportation for frozen food and beverages with a view to promoting CO2. The next-generation vehicles will go into serial production after being exhibited at the Frankfurt...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Efficient mine cooling

    Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE) is currently implementing energy management ventilation and refrigeration systems for mines to reduce overall and to manage energy consumption. BBE's Director, Raymond Funnell, has underscored that there is a boom in...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • LNG Overview

    LNG tankers China will produce 5 more LNG tankers. The first Chinese-built LNG tanker was built last year and the second one was launched in Shanghai in June 2006: it cost 160 million USD and can carry 147 000 m3 of LNG at -163°C during...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Price of air conditioners to rise

    Raw materials make up some 90% of the cost of a room air conditioner: 30% copper, 45% steel plate and 15% aluminium.According to World Bank data, the price of copper roughly doubled between 2009 and early 2011, that of steel plate rose by...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/16
  • University of Chicago – South Campus chiller plant

    When the University of Chicago built a new chiller plant, it seized the opportunity to make the new plant functional, high-performance and on display as a work of art. The resulting South Campus chiller plant celebrates technical equipment: all...

    • Publication date : 2011/06/09
  • Refrigeration the answer to CO2 capture?

    Although more research is required, scientists estimate that refrigeration technology could cut the energy consumption and cost of CO2 capture by as much as 30% in one of the “green” coal-fired power stations currently under consideration.

    • Publication date : 2014/06/17
  • The world's first rotating skyscraper unveiled in Dubai

    "Dynamic Tower" in Dubai, to be completed by 2020, will have floors that can rotate 360 degrees

    • Publication date : 2017/07/25
    • Subjects: Environment
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers