Category Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

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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US EPA, US DOT, California’s Air Resources Board Issue Draft Technical Assessment Report of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Cars and Light Trucks


 The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) today took the first step in the mid-term evaluation of the National Program for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards … Continue reading

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Where have all the “leakers” gone?


By Ward Atkinson, MACS Technical Advisor It has been said that back in the days of R-12, A/C system engineers sometimes used “Band Aid” fixes to address A/C system issues. Speaking as one of those early engineers, there is some … Continue reading

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Future gas workshops scheduled in Australasia


Australasia leading the world with future: gas seminars to help businesses prepare Cars entering Australasian market with new R-1234yf air conditioning refrigerant Workshops need to be ready with gas, equipment and training Industry-led future: gas seminar roadshow designed to broaden … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz to equip first vehicle models with CO2 A/C systems


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor In order to comply with the legal provisions going into effect in 2017, Mercedes-Benz will equip its vehicles with air conditioning systems that meet all the relevant performance and safety requirements. The Stuttgart-based automobile … Continue reading

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What’s ahead for technology for 2016?


The 2016 MACS Training Event and Trade Show is coming soon and as always there will be great training to keep you up to date with the one thing we can always count on in the automotive service industry: changing … Continue reading

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