About - Who we are
The IRC is a collaborative effort between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and industry. Together we share a common goal of improving 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.
Our primary product is knowledge. We create knowledge through research and technical assistance, and we transfer knowledge to the industry through our training and technology transfer activities.
These services provide substantial benefits to our members and to the entire refrigeration industry. The knowledge that we create and distribute helps to improve the capabilities of individuals at all levels. Increased knowledge can help improve safety, reduce operating costs, increase productivity, and make your organization more competitive.
The IRC is wholy funded by external funds.