The cellular structures that protect meat and meat fibers during a rapid freeze do not exist for plant-based products. The crystal growth protections afforded to animal proteins are not natively present in plant-based systems.
For the first time, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has published an Activity Report which emphasizes the essential role of refrigeration at the heart of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
All professionals in the field of low-temperature technologies are strongly encouraged to strictly adhere to the internationally established and approved definitions, by the International Institute of Refrigeration and the ASHRAE, of the following words: cooling, refrigeration, chilling, freezing and cold chain.
ASHRAE has published an updated guideline to assist in control of legionellosis associated with building water systems. ASHRAE Guideline 12-2020, Managing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems, provides guidance useful in the implementation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems. The guideline is intended for use by owners of human-occupied buildings and those involved in the design, construction, installation, commissioning, management, operation, maintenance, and service of centralized building water systems and components.
The International Institute of Refrigeration is calling governments to consider refrigeration-related services as essential in the context of the current coronavirus pandemic.
April 15, 2020
The IIR calls on national governments to consider the various services of refrigeration and air conditioning as “essential services” in the context of the spread of COVID-19 in countless countries around the world. Over 15 million people are employed worldwide in the refrigeration sector--including air conditioning--which consumes about 20% of the overall electricity used worldwide.
The Danfoss CO2 Adaptive Liquid Management solution, which fully utilizes all of an evaporator's surface area and improves the energy efficiency of transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems by as much as a 10 percent, received top honors in the 2020 AHR Expo Innovation Awards program.
This study predicts that the refrigerators and freezers segment is estimated to outpace other product types of commercial food refrigeration equipment market by 2027.
September 10, 2019
The global commercial food refrigeration equipment market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of ~6% during the forecast period, according to a report released by Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y.
The foodservice application sector will dominate the market, with shipments forecast to exceed 4.5 million units by 2024.
October 18, 2018
The U.S. commercial refrigeration equipment market, which approached $10 billion in revenue in 2017, is expected to witness growth due to growing foodservice sector, according to a report produced by Global Market Insights, Shelbyville, Del.