Tag Archives: Section 609 Certification

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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Retrofitting R-1234yf mobile air conditioning systems is prohibited


By Ward Atkinson and Bill Hill  Note: The information in this article is the current overview as collected by Ward Atkinson and Bill Hill from industry and regulatory sources. It is not intended to provide all possible issues covering any … 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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Chevrolet Malibu keeps you cool with R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor GM was the first manufacturer to sell a vehicle in the United States that uses the new R-1234yf refrigerant when they came out with the Cadillac XTS in 2012 as a 2013 model. Since … Continue reading

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Supercool unveils MACS 2017 official training event T-shirt design


  One of the most coveted give away items every year at MACS annual training event is the official event T-shirt sponsored by Supercool. The Supercool team has sponsored the official T-shirt since 2004 and they put a lot of … Continue reading

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GM’s first Chinese-built crossover at Buick dealers now


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor During a trip earlier this month to Bergey’s Buick GMC in Franconia Township (Souderton), PA, MACS was fortunate enough to be shown their newest Robinair R/R/R machine for use with R-1234yf refrigerant as well … Continue reading

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Hose is one of your most important components


September/October 2016 ACTION Magazine The September/October 2016 issue of award-winning MACS ACTION Magazine is now ready for viewing! Everything you always wanted to know about mobile A/C hose applications but had no idea who to ask! Jam packed with must … 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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HFO-1234yf : Specific safety procedures


  Many technicians have questions regarding the new refrigerant HFO-1234yf. The best way to answer your questions is to take the Section 609 certification test using the new program updated in January 2015. It contains the newest information on handling … Continue reading

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