The purpose of the campaign, which is endorsed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), is to address the fact that each year thousands of vehicle owners and operators in California elect to recharge their vehicle’s air conditioner themselves. Small containers of r134a refrigerant are purchased from auto parts stores and other retail businesses.
Robinair Unveils New Refrigerant Analyzers For Vehicles Equipped With R-134a Or R-1234yf A/C Systems
The analyzers also are capable of testing R-12 refrigerant with optional hose.
Chemours developed Opteon to help its customers meet increasing market demands for high-performance, more environmentally sustainable refrigerants and blends, fueled by increasingly stringent global-warming regulations around the world, as well as changing consumer preferences.
Specifically, the proposed rule suggests reversing a 2016 rule that instituted air conditioning appliance maintenance and leak repair requirements to non-ozone depleting substances.
The EPA SNAP program was developed in the 1990s to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the chemicals that deplete it.