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THE October MACS Service Report, provided as a VASA member benefit, contains a full run-down of the new SAE J3030 standard for recovery/recycle/recharge machines that can work with both R134a and R1234yf refrigerants, or initially built to work with R134a convertible to exclusively R1234yf usage.

Using an R134a machine built to SAE J2788 standards for servicing vehicles with R1234yf is illegal due to the lack of safety features such as internal ventilation and non-arcing components necessary for handling mildly flammable refrigerants.

Equipment built to the new standard includes all the safety considerations plus measures to limit the chance of refrigerant cross-contamination. For example a machine able to use both R134a and R1234yf must limit cross-contamination to 0.5 per cent between gases.

Download MACS reports from the VASA website members-only section

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