Tag Archives: Section 609 Certification

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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Blower motors are essential to proper HVAC performance


The blower motor can make or break HVAC performance. Solid blower motor troubleshooting, along with an attention to detail, will help ensure that your customer’s HVAC system performs properly, the way the carmaker originally intended. When diagnosing HVAC issues, keep … Continue reading

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Why you need to be Section 609 certified


Some new regulations concerning the requirement of technicians to be Section 609 certified will be put into place on January 1, 2018. They are: The final rule published November 2016 extends Section 608 requirements to HFCs. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, … 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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Robinair and MACS Worldwide to provide free Section 609 test prep webinar and online test on May 9


  Robinair and MACS Worldwide to provide free Section 609 test prep webinar and online test on May 9 Robinair is partnering with the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide to provide a free Section 609 test prep webinar for … 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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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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