22 May 2008

THE IIR, YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW MEETING FUTURE CHALLENGES


The second half of 19th century showed both a sharp increase in the demand for
cold storage, refrigerated transport, needs of various factories and in the development of
successful refrigerating machines. 1908 was the year of the creation of the International
Institute of Refrigeration. The IIR had then to adapt to new challenges such as the protection
of the environment, to new uses of refrigeration and scientific progress.