Tag Archives: refrigerant

Join us at AC/cess 2018


If you need more reasons to escape from winter’s grasp and head for sunny Florida next February, I’ve got a bunch for you. MACS Worldwide will return to the Caribe Royale in Orlando Feb. 14 through 17, 2018. The event’s … 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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Can you afford the fines for not complying with Section 609 certification?


The MACS office has received some questions recently on fines for violation of Section 608 and 609 noncompliance. Here are some answers: EPA assesses penalties for violations on a case-by-case basis, based on many factors outlined in EPA’s penalty calculation … Continue reading

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Velocity Channel’s John Gardner to deliver MACS 2018 Keynote Address


John Gardner, host of Tech Garage and Motorhead Garage on Velocity Channel, MAVTV and Chipola College automotive technology instructor will deliver the Keynote address at MACS 2018 Training Event on Thursday, February 15, 2017 at the Caribe Royale Hotel and … Continue reading

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EPA’s HFC Regulation Thrown Out by US Court


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor On August 8, 2017, a US District Court of Appeals reversed a 2015 EPA rule which removed R-134a from their SNAP list of acceptable substitute refrigerants for newly manufactured passenger cars and light trucks … Continue reading

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MACS training with CSF in Rancho Cucamonga, CA September 15


MACS member, CSF of Rancho Cucamonga, CA have graciously opened their beautiful, new warehouse facility for a MACS Mobile A/C Best Practices clinic on Friday, September 15 from 9am-3pm. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide trainer Gary Villa will … 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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HD and OTR vehicle service: Keep it clean


July/August 2017 MACS ACTION Magazine It’s been said that cleanliness is next to godliness. This can also be considered gospel when servicing heavy duty (HD) and over-the-road (OTR) refrigeration. These systems operate in far more severe conditions compared to those … Continue reading

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Going electric


By Steve Schaeber, MACS manager of service training One of my favorite childhood toys was an electric race track set, but more fun than playing with it was taking apart the little cars to see what made them work. There … Continue reading

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R-1234yf at the 2017 PHL Auto Show


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor MACS has been keeping up with the roll-out of R-1234yf refrigerant for several years now, and as expected the 2017 model year has extended HFO’s reach into several more models and with more manufacturers … Continue reading

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