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Recovery/recycling equipment certification

Did you know…to comply with Section 609 of the Clean Air Act, recovery/recycling equipment must be certified to SAE specifications?
Recovery/recycling machines used for mobile A/C System service must bear a label showing that they meet the requirements of the appropriate SAE Standard.
Recovery/recycling equipment used for commercial refrigeration, and not certified to SAE standards, does not meet the federal compliance requirements and cannot be used for mobile A/C recovery or recycling. To prevent refrigerant contamination, recovery/recycling equipment must only be used with one designated refrigerant.

Certified by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
to meet SAE J2788 superceding J2210

 Equipment manufactured after Jan. 1, 2008 will have a label similar to the above, noting that the equipment meets SAE standard J2788, superseding J2210.
When having your mobile A/C system professionally serviced, insist on proper repair procedures and quality replacement parts. Insist on recovery and recycling so that refrigerant can be reused and not released into the atmosphere.
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