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Fundamentals of mechanical integrity for ammonia refrigeration systems

This virtual course is presented by the Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC) and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR). It will take place daily between 6 and 10 June 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST. Participants will have the opportunity to learn vital new practices through live instruction from industry experts in the comfort of their own office via interactive virtual learning.Read More »Fundamentals of mechanical integrity for ammonia refrigeration systems


Call for IIAR Energy Efficiency Committee participation

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IIAR is conducting a re-start of the IIAR Energy Sustainability Committee since its initial in-person meeting in Orlando was cancelled in 2020. Some progress has been made virtually in the past two years, however, we have a new chair person with some ideas to add to the work already done. IIAR wishes to confirm and reconfirm interest of individuals who had signed up two years ago in becoming corresponding members of this committee.Read More »Call for IIAR Energy Efficiency Committee participation

Deciduous fruit is a labour-intensive industry. Image credit: Erzsébet Apostol | Pixabay

RSA stonefruit ‘is transforming lives’

The South African stonefruit industry has launched a series of transformational projects aimed at improving the lives of workers. With South African fruit being a labour-intensive sector, people form the backbone of the industry and are regarded by the country’s producers as their biggest asset. Deciduous fruit growers’ body Hortgro said it viewed agricultural workers as ‘orchardists’ who carry out a range of technical work from picking and pruning to monitoring crop quality.Read More »RSA stonefruit ‘is transforming lives’

A showroom will be establishing in a part of the supermarket building, where all installations are visible to visitors and customers. Image credit: Danfoss

Danfoss builds ‘supermarket of the future’ at Danish headquarters

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Engineering firm Danfoss recently hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of one of the world’s most energy-efficient supermarkets. The state-of-the-art supermarket is situated right next to their headquarters in Nordborg, Denmark, and will lead the way for supermarket chains around the world to develop climate-friendly and sustainable stores with technologies that already exist today.Read More »Danfoss builds ‘supermarket of the future’ at Danish headquarters

Flood incidents have become some of the most common effects of global warming while some regions have reported water levels reaching 500-year highs. Image credit: Dean Moriarty | Pixabay

Climate change will transform how we live

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Given future prospects, tech and policy experts, however, see reason for optimism. It’s easy to feel pessimistic when scientists around the world are warning that climate change has advanced so far that it’s now inevitable that societies will either transform themselves or be transformed. But as two of the authors of a recent international climate report, they see reason for optimism. The latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change discuss changes ahead, but they also describe how existing solutions can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help people adjust to impacts of climate change that can’t be avoided.Read More »Climate change will transform how we live