This Standard describes methods to understand the risks associated with vehicle mobile air conditioning [MAC] systems in all aspects of a vehicle’s lifecycle including design, production, assembly, operation and end of life. Information for input to the risk assessment is provided in the Appendices of this document. This information should not be considered to be complete, but only a reference of some of the data needed for a complete analysis of the risk associated with the use of refrigerants in MAC systems.
Update of the Standard to include references to United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) acceptable use conditions. This Standard was originally developed to facilitate and standardize the safe introduction and proper handling of new refrigerants.