International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)

Institut international du froid (IIF)

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1920-06-21 Paris France


Established on signature of a Convention, replacing H-XH4859 - International Association of Refrigeration, set up in 1908, Paris. Convention modified 31 May 1937, then replaced by an International Agreement, 1 Dec 1954, which was subsequently modified on 2 Sep 1967 and 28 Aug 1971. Statutes registered in 'LNTS 207' and 'LNTS 4394'.


Promote knowledge of refrigeration and associated technologies and applications on a global scale that improve quality of life in a cost effective and environmentally sustainable manner.


2023-08-21 | Paris, France – IIR International Congress of Refrigeration
2022-04-04 | St Petersburg, Russia – LNG : Triennial International Conference on Liquefied Natural Gas
2022-04 | Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain
2021-10-04 | Dresden, Germany – IIR Conference on Cryogenics
2021-09-01 | Vicenza, Italy – IIR Conference on Thermophysical Properties and Transfer Processes of Refrigerants
2021-09-01 | Vicenza, Italy – IIR Conference on Phase-Change Materials and Slurries for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
2021-06-16 | Osaka, Japan – IIR Conference on HFO Refrigerants and low GWP blends
2021-06-06 | College Park, MD USA – IIR Conference on Caloric Cooling and Applications of Caloric Materials
2021-05-13 | Ohrid, North Macedonia – IIR Conference on Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies

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General Conference (every 4 years); Executive Committee; Management Committee; Science and Technology Council; Commissions (10); Sections (5).


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GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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