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. 


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.   



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. 


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.


Institute of Refrigeration  
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Carshalton Surrey SM5 2JR 
United Kingdom 

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