Thematic Files

Thematic files
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Thematic files


The thematic files sum up the main information about the different fields of refrigeration. The IIR Fridoc database includes 12 domains, which are numbered from 0100 to 1200. The following files have also been classified according to theme. Prepared by either the IIR or its partners, these files provide either detailed information (trends, data and figures), or abstracts (summaries on specific themes).
Lastly, a certain number of files - in particular, the most recently published ones - are accessible to IIR members only.


In-depth files


0100 - Cryology and gas processing



0300 - Refrigerants and secondary refrigerants







  • Thermophysical properties of refrigerants:


  Description Order the brochure
R22 Click Here Click Here
R134a Click Here Click Here
R404A Click Here Click Here
R407C Click Here Click Here
R410A Click Here Click Here
R507A Click Here Click Here
R717 (Ammonia) Click Here Click Here
R290 (Propane) Click Here Click Here
R600a (Isobutane) Click Here Click Here


0400 - Refrigerating equipment





0500 - Cryobiology and cryomedicine, freeze-drying



0600 - Application of refrigeration to perishable products








0700 - Refrigerated storage



0800 - Refrigerated transport




1000 - Air conditioning



1200 - General information on refrigeration, energy and environment








Exclusive files (for Members only)


  • Indoor Environmental Quality by Prof. Olli Seppänen


  • Refrigeration Drives Sustainable Development : english version / spanish version


  • An Introduction to Cryogenics by P. Lebrun


  • Natural selection - The struggle for a survival in the competitive world of refrigeration equipment by F. Pearson


  • IIR Report "Refrigeration-sector Achievements and Challenges"


  • Energy guidelines for Refrigeration Systems in Cold Stores and Freezers


  • Recommendations of the IIR on the Quick-Frozen-Food Cold Chain: Quick-Freezer Design and Construction, Cold Stores, Transport, Retail




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