Category Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

The time for mandatory Section 609 recertification is now


The new refrigerant purchasing rules that took effect January 1, 2018 have had service shops, distributors and the MACS office in an uproar. At the MACS office, the faxes, emails, phone calls and mail deliveries never stop. Every technician wants … Continue reading

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Robinair and MACS Worldwide to provide free Section 609 test prep webinar and online test on January 24, 2018


Robinair is partnering with the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide to provide a free Section 609 test prep webinar for training and certification for up to 125 technicians on Wednesday, January 24 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar will … Continue reading

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MACS Worldwide members can train their employees with MACS help


For many years the Society has published a monthly technical newsletter called the MSR (MACS Service Reports). If you’re a MACS member, then you’re probably familiar with receiving the MSR in your mailbox each month or online in your email. … Continue reading

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After January 1, 2018, Section 609 certification is required to purchase refrigerant


Please be aware after January 1, 2018 a Section 609 certification card will be required to purchase R-12, R-134a, or R-1234yf cylinders of 2 pounds or more. Distributors will be required to keep records of certified technicians purchasing refrigerant. Click … Continue reading

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Tata Motors and MAHLE partner together to develop a prototype Secondary Loop Mobile Air Conditioning System on a vehicle


Tata Motors Limited and MAHLE, one of the world’s 20 largest suppliers to the automotive industry, have signed a joint development agreement for designing and developing a Secondary Loop Mobile Air Conditioning System (SL–MAC), under the aegis of United Nations … Continue reading

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Gen 2 Ridgeline cools with R-1234yf


  By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor The 2017 Ridgeline is the second generation of Honda’s midsize pickup truck, redesigned and brought back in June 2016 following a short 2 year production hiatus. Like other manufacturers who are introducing new … Continue reading

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MACS mobile A/C field service study 2016


MACS has tracked the mobile air conditioning field service experience for many years to identify trends that may assist members to align their business with current developments and plan for future changes. The most recent survey conducted by MACS sought … Continue reading

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Countries Agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris


The amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer endorsed in Kigali is the single largest contribution the world has made towards keeping the global temperature rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius, a target agreed at … Continue reading

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New EPA rule restricts the sale of HFC refrigerants


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor On September 26th, US EPA finalized two rules that will reduce the projected growth and emissions of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), a class of chemicals that includes the mobile air conditioning refrigerant R-134a, commonly used in … 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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