MACS 2020 HD & Off-Road Equipment Digest


April 2020

The MACS HD Truck/Off-Road Technical Session began with an informative presentation by John Wagner of Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). He announced that the 125-year-old AEM includes all major HD HVAC systems off-road manufacturers and 1000-plus members representing more than 200 product lines.
AEM and its members are working with the U.S. EPA for approval to use low GWP refrigerants in five different categories of off-road vehicles. To date, the use of R-1234yf and R-152a are not approved by EPA SNAP (Significant New Alternatives Program) in any off-road vehicles. This is a significant concern for off-road equipment manufacturers who sell their equipment in Europe where regulations require the use of low GWP refrigerants.

View the April 2020 MACS ACTION Digital Magazine

About macsworldwide

Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues.
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