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International Institute of Refrigeration
Your monthly readers' digest | March 2019

Key international companies join and support ICR 2019

Learn from the foremost experts in the field of HVACR and play a crucial role in shaping the future of our industry at the 25th International Congress of Refrigeration. Sponsorship opportunities are still available! [See]

A comprehensive overview of refrigerants per application

The 2018 Assessment Report prepared by UN Environment RTOC experts with the participation of the IIR, provides a comprehensive overview of the refrigerants currently used and the refrigerant options for existing and new equipment in the various domains of the refrigeration sector. [See]


Cryogenics serves quantum computers

Google will control the qubits of its quantum computer Bristlecone thanks to a cryogenic controller, currently under experimentation. [See] [Lire en français]

Electronics cooling: Research in the electronics cooling field systems is intensifying: presentation of three new technologies. [See]

Shape memory alloys: German researchers have developed a prototype using a nickel-titanium shape memory alloy which can operate continuously. [See] [Lire en français]

European Projects

Supersmart project: proposal for an Ecolabel for food retail stores

Supersmart EU project deliverables include a proposal for an ecolabel for food retail stores covering their environmental impact including the refrigeration system, the building’s design and operating procedures. [See]

REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE: Watch the training providers' webinars delivered by REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE experts. [See]


EU: Illegal HFC trade singled out

The illegal importation of HFCs into the European Union – which could represent 20% of the F-gas Regulation quota – gives rise to concern from the refrigeration industry. [See]

Member News

Air Liquid obtains its first labels from the Solar Impulse Foundation

Three technologies from Air Liquide, benefactor member of the IIR, have been awarded by the Solar Impulse Foundation for their energy efficiency. [See] [Lire en français]

Obituary: Éric Prieur and Jean Leteinturier, two figures in the field of refrigeration in France, passed away in March 2019. [See] [Lire en français]

Out of the ordinary

The very first ammonia chiller exhibited in Germany

The first ammonia chiller, created in 1876 by Carl von Linde, will be exhibited from June in a new museum in Regensburg. [See] [Lire en français]

Past events

The IIR worldwide

Focus on the latest events in Dubai, Paris, and Mumbay. [See]

IIR conferences

Reduced registration
fees for IIR members

19th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas
April 1-5, 2019
Shanghai, China
Register today
15th Cryogenics
2019 IIR Conference

April 7-11, 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
Register today
Early bird registration
now online

25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration
August 24-30, 2019
Montreal, Canada


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