International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)

Institut international du froid (IIF)

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1908-10-05 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.


2027-08 | Seoul, Korea Rep – IIR International Congress of Refrigeration
2025-06-15 | College Park, MD USA – IIR Conference on Thermophysical Properties and Transfer Processes of Refrigerants
2025-04 | Prague, Czechia – IIR Conference on Cryogenics
2024-10-23 | Matsue, Japan – International Workshop on Cooling-system for HTS Applications
2024-09 | Bratislava, Slovakia – IIR Conference on Compressors and Refrigerants
2024-08-21 | Baotou, China – IIR Conference on Caloric Cooling and Applications of Caloric Materials
2024-08-11 | College Park, MD USA – IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Naturals Refrigerants

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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 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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