Cfc-12 (R-12) Refrigerant Recovery Equipment for Mobile Automotive Air-Conditioning Systems
- Ground Vehicle Standard
The purpose of this SAE Recommended Practice is to provide equipment specifications for CFC-12 (R-12) recovery for return to a refrigerant reclamation facility that will process it to the appropriate ARI standard (Air Conditioning and Refrigerant Institute) or allow for recycling of the recovered refrigerant in equipment that is certified to meet the requirements of SAE J1991. Under the existing rule, the U.S. EPA requires refrigerant removed from a mobile air-conditioning (A/C) system using recovery equipment certified to meet SAE J2209 can only be recycled using equipment meeting SAE J1991 that is owned by the same company or individual.
It is not acceptable that the refrigerant removed from a mobile A/C system, with this equipment, be directly returned to a mobile A/c system.
This information applies to equipment used to service automobiles, light trucks, and other vehicles with similar CFC-12 (R-12) systems.
Data Sets - Support Documents
The SAE Interior Climate Control Standards Committee consists of a Steering Committee plus the following sub-committees: Fluids, MAC Supplier, Service, and Vehicle OEM. The SAE Interior Climate Control Standards Committee has published more than 50 documents and has an HS-2900 handbook. These documents include standards on safety, refrigerants, components, testing, service procedures, service equipment, and training. Many of these standards are cited in EPA regulations. SAE ICCC membership includes engineers from every global automaker, system and component supplier, and service equipment manufacturer many of which are considered to be experts in Automotive Climate Systems.