Refrigeration & Engineering

DSC_0075Refrigeration is arguably one of the most critical issues in the refrigerated warehousing and logistics industry. Temperature-controlled facilities are cooled by advanced refrigeration systems that use refrigerants such as Ammonia, Freon, or Carbon Dioxide. The combined cost for plant utilities, plant maintenance, and the engine room is the second highest cost for a temperature-controlled facility, second only to labor costs. The member-only resources below are designed to help members understand and maximize their refrigeration system.


Industrial Refrigeration Best Practices Guide

IARW and Cascade Energy, Inc. collaborated to publish this special edition of Cascade Energy’s popular Industrial Refrigeration Best Practices Guide. The guide provides an overview of refrigeration best practices, refrigeration system basics, and strategies to decrease your energy usage. Available only in hard copy. Warehouse members are entitled to one complimentary copy. Copies may be purchased from the online store.

Low Ammonia Charge Refrigeration Systems for Cold Storage White Paper

Learn about viable alternatives to the high ammonia charge pumped recirculated liquid system typical found in most temperature-controlled facilities. Nonmembers may purchase copies in the online store.


IARW-IACSC Refrigeration and Energy Committee

The Refrigeration and Energy Committee provides guidance to maximize efficient, effective, reliable, safe and economical refrigeration. View the membership roster.


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