ACtion Magazine - April 2016 - (Page 8)
t's that time of year again at MACS when we're off and
running, putting together the final touches on another
full slate of mobile A/C training classes, and we're
branching out again this year with a few regional events
in partnership with MACS members across the US and
Canada. Presentations include our award winning Mobile
A/C Update clinic, Heavy Duty Vehicle A/C seminar and
Section 609 Certification classes. You can find the full
schedule on the MACS Wordpress BLOG at https://macsworldwide.wordpress.com and on our www.macsw.org
website by clicking on the Training tab.
The 2016 Mobile A/C Update brings you up to speed
on what's been going on in our industry, new rules and
regulations that have been finalized by the EPA (including
a few proposals we expect to see), along with A/C specific
technical information. We've also made sure to include
coverage of MACS 2016 into our live classes, including a
recap of the State of the Industry, highlights of this year's
OEM panel discussion (with representation by GM, Ford,
FCA, JLR and EPA) as well as Lunch with Al McAvoy,
a special look at FCA's experience with their fleet of R1234yf vehicles. We hope you'll get a chance to take part
in one of these clinics.
On May 4th I'll be co-hosting our second YouTube
Live Event with Tim Wagaman, senior product manager
for air conditioning & fluid products at Robinair (Bosch
Automotive Service Solutions). Together we'll present a
web version of the MACS Section 609 Certification class
followed up by a Q&A discussion. We'll talk about the
environmental effects of refrigerant being vented to the
atmosphere, learn why venting refrigerant is prohibited,
discuss the federal rules and regulations that apply to mobile A/C system service, and how to properly recover refrigerant. We'll also review tools and equipment, various
refrigerants, and recommended best practices.
Robinair is sponsoring the event, which means they're
paying for the first 175 technicians who want to become
certified during the live webinar. Sign up is available on
www.macsw.org or by calling (215) 631-7020. You'll receive a study guide and test along with a link to the webinar, which will be presented live on https://www.youtube.
com/user/MACSWorldwide (our YouTube channel) at 4:00
PM EDT on May 4, 2016. If you miss the free test you can
still take part, but you'll have to pay the normal $20 fee.
If you're already certified (or have recently re-certified to
the new "yf" version of the test), you don't need to register or pay; the webinar is free and open to the public, and
we encourage all mobile A/C technicians to participate.
There's a lot to learn about 609 and mobile A/C, even if
you're already an expert!
Note: Are you interested in partnering with MACS to
provide the best in Mobile A/C training? Would you like to
become a MACS training proctor? Visit our website www.
macsw.org for more information, or call us at (215) 6317020.
Manager of Service Training
You can reach Steve at
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