MVAC (). MVAC-like ( or ). Non-MVAC (). * If R Section of the Clean Air Act (CAA) directs EPA to establish requirements to prevent the. Motor vehicle air conditioning (MVAC) systems provide passenger comfort Servicing of these systems is regulated under section of the. Specific MVAC regulatory authority is given by Section of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA). Section is included in Chapter of this manual, and .

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Service Practices Leak Testing, Recovery, Charging procedures Proper use and handling of refrigerant Various service procedures and techniques specific to MVAC systems Technician training and certification Approved equipment Safe disposal requirements Once a technician passes the exam administered by an EPA certified tester, section of the Clean Air Act allows the technician to service and repair motor vehicle air conditioning systems anywhere in the United States for life.

Many of the fpa and codes can be very similar. Poor records with most lacking required information: To qualify for this extension a shop must certify to EPA by January 1, that it is a small entity.

Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning (MVAC) System Servicing

Are technician certification programs intended to test MVAC technician “problem diagnosis and repair” skills? Contact Us to ask a question, provide feedback, or report a problem. Equipment owner certifications are not transferable. If so, the inspector should document the reasons clearly.

Section 609 Technician Training and Certification Programs

Note if photocopies were made; The inspector must print their name, the date of the inspection, time of the inspection, and sign the completed checklist at the conclusion of the inspection. It is important to note that due to revisions of the final rule many areas of recordkeeping have been eliminated. This level 2 checklist asks questions about some of the records that businesses are no longer required to maintain. This is usually because of the specific refrigerant used in these systems.

What is the simplest definition of how a technician “properly uses” approved equipment? After November 15, who can purchase containers of refrigerant weighing less than twenty pounds? Is equipment owner certification paperwork in order? More Info Get Certified Online Free Training Software View Manual Mainstream’s PM Tech Certification covers all aspects of acid and moisture detection, acid removal, water removal, compressor maintenance, coil maintenance, proper refrigeration charging techniques, advanced diagnosis, and leak testing procedures.


Did the customer invoice record: Mainstream’s PM Tech Certification covers all aspects of acid and moisture detection, acid removal, water removal, compressor maintenance, coil maintenance, proper refrigeration charging techniques, advanced diagnosis, and leak testing procedures.

EPA Certification – Manual

Being prepared will save time and money by avoiding re-testing and help you get your resume out there as soon as possible. MVAC recovery and recycling equipment and service technician training programs are available to assist the industry in complying with Section Certification programs are only required to teach technicians how to recover and recycle refrigerant, why refrigerant recovery and recycling must be done to protect the stratospheric ozone, and what the regulatory requirements are.

Total of 18 certified technicians. Records documenting where the refrigerant is sent off-site for reclamation or recycling must be kept by the service facility, so that they can prove that they have not released or reused the substance without purification.

Are the customer invoices: As with any exam, preparation is key to success. Due to a lapse in appropriations, EPA websites will not be regularly updated. Section Certification allows the purchase of any refrigerant in any size container from an auto supply house for use in cooling the passenger compartment of vehicles including the “one pound” cans.

Class I substances include chlorofluorocarbons CFCshalons, carbon tetrachloride, and methyl chloroform. They sectoin how the threat can be minimized. A standard form for this purpose, is included in Chapter 6. A list of UL-approved equipment is also provided for cross referencing during inspections Tables 1, 2, and 3. Effective five years after the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments ofthe term ‘refrigerant’ shall also include any substitute substance.

The equipment should have a label affixed to it with UL’s “design certified to meet SAE standards” label see Chapter 6.

Reclamation is necessary to maintain the purity of the refrigerant and prevent motor vehicle air conditioners from being damaged by contaminated refrigerant. Are there any other ways to recycle off-site? Name of Person in Charge 5. On-site recycling involves equipment specifically designed and approved for cleaning the refrigerant from a motor vehicle air conditioner. However, as of November 15, any refrigerant used in a motor vehicle air conditioner, or any substitute refrigerant for CFC, must be recycled.


Army Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance School. Proper use of equipment simply means following SAE standard J, which each properly trained technician should be understand. An inspector may also compare the equipment manufacturer, make and model with the Table listing UL certified equipment provided in Chapter 4. Yes No If not, please explain: This option is not available to chains or franchises, shops with the same name and different owners.

A Section does not allow you to purchase refrigerants used in stationary systems but certification under Section does allow you to purchase refrigerant used in MVACs in small amounts.

These guidelines are in place to identify which refrigerants are harmful to our atmosphere. Some of the topics and information covered on the exam include:. Inspector Training Self-Examination Please answer the following questions.

Compliance with Section of the CAAA is needed to help protect the ozone, and thus our quality of life. However, Section certification only permits the purchase of specified refrigerants used for MVACs. All facilities must submit the equipment owner’s certification by January 1, Yes No Other locations. Vehicles that are not included as motor vehicles covered under Section include trains, airplanes, marine vessels or motor boats, farm equipment, construction equipment, and buses that use a HCFC system.

Well kept records with all invormation available? If equipment is recover only, the inspector should ask what they do with the recovered refrigerant. Note that Section prohibits venting of refrigerant after July 1, This option allows refrigerant to be recovered at each shop and recycled at one location.

Refrigerant A is a near azeotropic refrigerant, meaning that while it is a non-azeotrope refrigerant it exhibits a very low temperature glide during evaporation or condensation, making it behave very nearly like an azeotropic refrigerant.