Sub-Commissions & Working Parties

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Sub-Commissions & Working Groups

IIR members can view contact details of presidents of Working Groups and Sub-Commissions.




Presidents of commissions may establish temporary sub-commissions in order to study certain aspects within the domain of the commission.


Currently operating sub-commissions are:


  • Sub-Commission D1 on Refrigerated Display Cabinets

President: Sietze van der Sluis, the Netherlands
Commission: D1


  • Sub-Commission D2 CERTE on Test Stations (Refrigerated Transport)

President: Thomas Suquet

Secretary: Tobias Mynott

Commission: D2


CERTE, systematically organizes a yearly technical meeting in order to harmonize practices of official ATP test stations in charge of ATP laboratories, recognized by the UNECE and the Working Party (WP11) in charge of the "Agreement on the international carriage of perishable foodstuffs and on the special equipment to be used for such carriage" (ATP).



Working Groups


About IIR Working Groups


IIR Working Groups (WG) operate on a temporary basis to bring together specialists to work on projects arising from current refrigeration issues. Their aim is to promote development, provide knowledge and give recommendations in these spheres. In order to achieve these objectives, they hold conferences and workshops, write publications and provide recommendations.


Members of Working Groups are experts, professionals, engineers and/or technicians from industry, university, and research-centre settings in the field of refrigeration.


Currently operating IIR working groups are:


Demand-oriented non-uniform indoor environment New

Chairperson Xianting Li
Commision: E1
Terms of Reference


Dehumidification in air conditioning New

Chairperson: Baolong Wang and Xu Zhang

Commission: E1 with B1, B2, E2

Terms of Reference

Visit the Web page New


Refrigeration Safety

Chairperson:  Alexander Cohr Pachai
Commissions: B2 with B1, E1, E2
Terms of Reference 

Visit the Web page New


Whole-body cryotherapy or cryostimulation

Chairperson: Benoit Dugué

Commissions: C1, with A1 and B2

Terms of Reference


Careers in Refrigeration "CaRe"

Chairperson: Catarina Marques
Commissions: All Commissions

Terms of Reference

Sub-Working Group : Women in Refrigeration


Data and Modelling Tools for Food Refrigeration and the Cold Chain – FRISBEE International

Chairperson: Graciela Alvarez
Commissions: C2 with D1 and D2
Terms of Reference New

Cold Chain in Hot Countries 

Chairperson: Halima B. H. Thraya
Commissions: C2, D1, D2 
Terms of Reference

Visit the Web page


Cold Chain for Pharmaceutical Products 

Chairperson: Gérald Cavalier 
Commissions: D2 with D1, C2 
Terms of Reference 


Phase-Change Materials and Slurries for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Chairperson: Laurence Fournaison
Commissions: B2, D1

PCM song


Magnetic Cooling 

Commissions: A1, B2

  • Sub-Working Group: Industry Sub-Working Group on Magnetic Refrigeration

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Former IIR Working Groups and their achievements


Preservation of Genetic Resources

Chairperson: Florent Engelmann
Commission: C1


Energy Labelling in the Cold Chain

Chairperson: Giovanni Cortella 
Commissions: D1, D2 
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Life Cycle Climate Performance Evaluation

Chairperson: Yunho Hwang 
Commissions: B1, with B2, E1 and E2

Terms of Reference

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Important files:




Refrigerant Charge Reduction in Refrigerating Systems

Chairperson: José Miguel Corberán

Commissions: B1, B2, D1, D2, E1, E2 
Terms of Reference 


Mitigation of Direct Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in Refrigeration

Chairperson: Per G. Lundquist
Commissions: B1, B2, D1, D2, E1, E2
Terms of Reference


Data and Models for Refrigeration and Freezing Foods

Chairperson: Bart Nicolaï
Commissions: C2 with D1, D2
Terms of Reference


WG on Cold Chain Optimization

Chairperson: David Tanner

Achievement: preparation of the 1st IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain held in Cambridge, UK, in 2010


WG handling the Updating of the Dictionary of Refrigeration

Achievement: a new edition of the International Dictionary of Refrigeration was published in 2007


WG handling the Revision of the Red Book on Frozen Foods

Chairperson: Leif Bøgh Sørensen

Achievement: an updated version of the Red Book on Frozen Food was published in 2006


WG on Mobile Air Conditioning

Chairperson: Gabriel Haller




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