International Dictionary of Refrigeration

International Dictionary of Refrigeration
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International Dictionary of Refrigeration

The International Dictionary of Refrigeration is the result of the work of nearly 200 experts, all members of the IIR network from approximately 30 countries on all the continents.

The Dictionary includes:


  •     more than 4,300 terms in English and in French, including 800 synonyms;
  •     about 3,500 definitions in English and in French;
  •     translations in 9 other languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian and Spanish;
  •     a total of approximately 43,800 terms and their synonyms.

These terms and definitions are relevant to all domains in the refrigeration field:


  •     Fundamentals (thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer...)
  •     Refrigeration production (refrigeration systems, refrigerants...)
  •     Refrigerating equipment
  •     Cooling, chilling and freezing methods
  •     Storage, transport and distribution
  •     Refrigeration of perishables products and food industry
  •     Air Conditioning
  •     Heat pumps
  •     Cryogenics
  •     Environment
  •     etc.

The International Dictionary of Refrigeration has already been published in paper version, but only in a few languages.

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