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by Jim Resutek, MACS Trainer ver a decade ago, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society expanded its organization and enhanced its name to include “Worldwide” (now MACSW). It was apparent that the mobile A/C industry was becoming global in its design and service requirements and the organization understood that mobile A/C was not limited to just North America but is international in scope. In the 1990s, MACS began working with the United Nations to assist other less-industrialized countries begin the transition from R-12 to R-134a and incorporate environmental service practices. This cooperation between MACS and the UN has steadily progressed 26 ACTION • September/October 2011 O through the years, and MACS has provided training in South America, Europe, Asia and recently in the Middle East. Several months ago, the UN’s training arm UNIDO asked MACS to develop a retrofit and Best Practices training manual to employ in several of its countries. MACS President Elvis Hoffpauir, put together an extensively-researched manual incorporating environmental refrigerant concerns, retrofit technology and the latest HVAC best service practices. This manual was first used earlier this year in the latest round of UN training. Recently MACS was again asked to provide assistance to UNIDO and to facilitate its Middle East training schedule. The tentative schedule for early 2011 included Egypt, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia and would

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACtion Magazine - September/October 2011

ACtion Magazine - September/October 2011
Table of Contents
Outlook
Expansion Valve
Techncally RELAY-ted
Under The Southern Cross
Leonard’s Law
News & Updates
Virtual View
Cooling Corner
Performance Always Needs More Cooling
ACDelco’s Guidelines for Replacing Engine Coolant
Worldwide Training
New Member Profile: Alex Original, Ltd
Association News
Obituary
Quick Check
New Products & Services
Last Watch

ACtion Magazine - September/October 2011

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