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JRC Meetings Begin


by Jacques Gordon Earlier this month we published a timeline that charts the ongoing controversy over automotive A/C refrigerant entitled “Refrigerant Regulations, D-Day plus One Year” (http://tinyurl.com/m6gvwk5). The next item in that timeline has just begun. The controversy is the … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Refrigerant


There never has been and never will be just one In the mid 1750s, Ben Franklin experimented with using vacuum to evaporate liquid ether, and he recorded a significant temperature drop in the remaining liquid.  About 100 years later, Australian … Continue reading

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The Beat Goes On


German government apparently backs Daimler in dispute over refrigerant by Jacques Gordon August 20, 2013 – British on-line magazine just-auto.com has reported that the German government is supporting Daimler in its decision to continue using R-134a despite European Commission regulations … Continue reading

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EU Nations Allowed to Refuse Mercedes Registrations


Reported by Refrigerant and Air Conditioning Magazine in the UK. 18 July 2013 | By Andrew Gaved A meeting of the EU commissioners with 28 member states yesterday appeared to clear the way for other countries to follow France in … Continue reading

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Mobile Air Conditioning, Economics and Government Power


Current events show how they’re all related by Jacques Gordon Until last September, it appeared as though the automotive industry had decided upon its next universal air conditioning refrigerant. Cars from several manufacturers were already rolling off production lines in … Continue reading

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Honeywell Reaffirms Safety of New Low-GWP Automotive Refrigerant


    MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) issued the following statement following recent media reports that falsely claim the new low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant HFO-1234yf is less safe than the commonly used, high … Continue reading

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New Safety Analysis of R-1234yf


SAE International CRP1234-4 Analysis of R-1234yf Nears Completion WARRENDALE, Pa., April 23, 2013 – The SAE International Cooperative Research Project (CRP1234-4) team, formed last year to perform an updated engineering safety analysis of R-1234yf refrigerant, met during the SAE World … Continue reading

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European Commission poised to hold Daimler to account for defiant HFO 1234yf stance


  20 March 2013 | By Andrew Gaved RAC RAC has graciously allowed MACS Worldwide to post their news article about the ongoing refrigerant discussions in the EU. Visit the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Magazine at http://www.racplus.com EC position described as … Continue reading

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NASA Drones to Probe Ozone Loss


Reprinted with permission from  Our Amazing Planet Water may play a critical role in controlling the ozone gas high up in Earth’s atmosphere that can act as a greenhouse gas or protect living things on the surface below from the … Continue reading

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1234yf, Read the label, heed the label!


By Paul DeGuiseppi, MACS Manager of Service Training Here’s a photo of one of the first R-1234yf labels you’ll see on the street. This one’s stuck on a 2013 Cadillac XTS4, the first GM car to use the new refrigerant. … Continue reading

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