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The Institute of Refrigeration membership

ACHPI - The Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Installers

Service Engineers' Section and Technicians

Welcome to the Institute of Refrigeration Website

Refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps play a vital part in the lives of everyone in the modern world.  The Institute of Refrigeration is an independent registered charity run for the public benefit with a membership of nearly 2000 individuals whose work depends on refrigeration.  The Institute provides a central resource for people from all over the world to improve the application of refrigeration and allied fields for the general good of society.  Join the Institute of Refrigeration:

  • Become part of community of people promoting the advancement of the science and practice of technologies.
  • Gain access to independent guidance on the application of refrigeration  
  • Increase and update your knowledge through Professional Development events, learning and publications
  • Read our updates on standards, legislation, safety and innovation
  • Meet others operating in this and associated fields through networking events
  • Recognition of your standing with the designation of TMInstR (Technician), MInstR (Member), AMInstR (Associate) or FInstR (Fellow). 
  • A route to Registration with the Engineering Council at CEng, IEng and EngTech levels