Monthly Archives: August 2016

Registration is now open for MACS 2017 Training Event and Trade Show


 Registration is now open for the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide 2017 Training Event and Trade Show to take place February 15-18 at the Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA. The 2017 MACS Training Event theme is Mobile A/C: Global Service … Continue reading

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MACS member Honeywell wins “Heroes of Chemistry” award for R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor On Sunday, August 21st, 2016, MACS member Honeywell received the 2016 “Heroes of Chemistry” award from ACS, the American Chemical Society, during a black tie dinner ceremony at the 252nd ACS National Meeting at … Continue reading

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What does desiccant look like after 16 years?


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor We’ve all heard this word before, probably for the first time during one of our HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) classes when we were aspiring young technicians still in high school, college or … Continue reading

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A/C Groan


You may think that a bit of noise with the air conditioning turned on is not the highest priority item for a motorist. After all, if the car is running and the A/C is cooling, what’s the big deal? Well, … Continue reading

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USITC Antidumping Investigation: Round 2


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor On March 3rd, 2016 the US Department of Commerce and US International Trade Commission (USITC) were petitioned by the American HFC Coalition to initiate an antidumping duty investigation on R-134a imports from China. Later … Continue reading

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Ford dealers selling their first MPVs with R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor We learned about Ford’s plans to begin building the 2017 Escape with R-1234yf refrigerant during a meeting with their regional parts and service manager at the Philadelphia Auto Show back in January, and we … Continue reading

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A/C performance issue


The part exists, sort of. The 2001 Dodge Caravan minivan with Automatic Temperature Control had poor rear A/C cooling performance and the technician decides (correctly) the issue is with the rear expansion valve. But it’s not like one with which … Continue reading

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OSHA offers an APP to keep you safe in the heat!


OSHA Heat Safety APP The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their work site, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple “click,” you can get reminders about … Continue reading

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MACS ACTION Magazine honored with four IAMC awards


    MACS ACTION™ magazine has been honored with four medals for editorial excellence by the International Automotive Media Competition. The IAMC program recognizes and encourages excellence in all forms of automotive media from works published, aired, or broadcast in 2015. … Continue reading

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A fleet for field work: servicing specialty equipment


By Stephen Petit, Siefkes/Petit Communications In heavy-duty A/C work, the service vehicle is essentially a shop on wheels — it’s vital for reaching equipment that operates virtually around the clock or can never see the highway. NVB Equipment in Fresno, … Continue reading

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