PARIS — The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) announced the first edition of the IIR guide “CO2 as a Refrigerant,” written by Dr. A.B. Pearson, an expert in the field of CO2 application. The organization said the guide highlights the use of CO2 in various sectors such as supermarkets, industrial freezers, refrigerated transport, and cold stores, as well as ice rinks, chillers, air conditioning systems, and data centers.

Designed not only for engineers seeking a new perspective in the field but also for non-technical experts, IIR said this guide provides comprehensive background information on CO2-related topics.

Pearson said, “I am grateful to the many colleagues and friends in the industry who have provided the knowledge contained in the guide and to the staff and volunteer contributors of the International Institute of Refrigeration who have pulled it together.”

Topics covered in the guide include:

• Thermophysical properties of CO2

• Exposure to CO2, safety precautions

• CO2 plant design

• CO2 applications

• Future prospects

• Standards and regulations

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Publication date: 2/2/2015

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