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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.

Recent News

2019 Online Operator Training Web Sign Up Now Available

Introduction to Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Feb 8-15 2019 8-10am CST

Intermediate Ammonia Refrigeration Systems June 3-14 2019 8-10am CST

Introduction to Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Oct 18-25 2019 3-5pm CST

Advanced Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Nov 8-15 2019 8-10am CST

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

For registration questions please contact Nick Kraemer at UW Extension

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