ACRIB The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board

IOR is a founder member of this umbrella group that brings together trade associations and institutions to share information and respond to key issues facing the sector.   Our current representatives at ACRIB Board meetings are Mike Creamer FInstR.


IIR The International Institute of Refrigeration

IOR is the UK representative of this inter-governmental institute which exists to promote the advancement of research in refrigeration applications globally. IOR sends representatives to IIR commissions and regularly organises UK workshops and international conferences, helping to raise the standing of UK refrigeration expertise.   The UK delegate to the IIR is Judith Evans FInstR, chair of the IOR International Refrigeration Committee.



Appointments are made to various British Standards Institution committees and working groups to provide expertise on topics such as refrigeration safety, refrigerant classification, environmental standards, component efficiency standards, electrical product standards.  The IOR Technical Committee is responsible for making nominations to BSI committees.



The UK represented at the ASHRAE associate alliance by the IOR.  We co-operate with ASHRAE on information sharing, technical matters and events. The IOR is a member of the ASHRAE Associate Alliance represented by the IOR Chief Executive and President.


Institute of Refrigeration Ireland 

The IOR and IRI have a long standing partnership on technical publication sharing. 



The IOR and CIBSE have a co-operative arrangement for licencing of IOR members for the Engineering Council at Chartered, Incorporated and Engineering Technician level. We also work together on events and publication development. 


Engineering Council

The IOR is recognised as a professional affiliate engineering professional body by the Engineering Council, who regulate the engineering industry in the UK and provide registration of individual engineers at Chartered, Incorporated and Engineering Technician level. The IOR has a joint registration agreement with CIBSE for its eligible members.


Womens' Engineering Society

IOR supports the valuable work of this organisation that promotes careers for women, with an IOR Women in RACHP group that organise regular events. See our events listing for details and join the group on linked-in. Open to men and women.


World Refrigeration Day

This global initiative celebrates the contribution of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump technologies and careers.  With national and local events, social media campaigns, conferences, dinners and open days.  Join in on 23rd June each year - the anniversary of the birth of Lord Kelvin.


International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration

This international body seeks to promote safe efficient use of ammonia and other low GWP natural refrigeration solutions. They offer a range of training and technical services and co-operate with the IOR on sharing information and resources.