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23rd Annual IRC Research and Technology Forum presentations now available

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2024 IRC Research and Technology Forum! Presentations from this year`s event are now available on the website.

July 2024 Online Operator-Web Sign Up Now Available

Online Operator - Introduction to Ammonia Refrigeration Systems July 19 - 26 2024 8-10am CDT

For course questions please contact Marc Claas at the IRC info line.


The Industrial Refrigeration Consortium is a collaborative effort between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and corporations. Our goal is to improve the safety, efficiency, and productivity of industrial refrigeration systems and technologies. We realize this goal by conducting applied research, delivering knowledge transfer, and providing technical assistance. Although our efforts are focused on industrial refrigeration systems that utilize anhydrous ammonia, we also work with systems that use other refrigerants.

The IRC offers a unique combination of complementary resources that include academic qualifications, technical expertise, and practical experience. We provide objective information that is not biased by an affiliation with any particular organization.

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