R-152a Recovery/Recycling/Recharging Equipment for Flammable Refrigerants for Mobile Air-Conditioning Systems
This SAE Standard applies to equipment to be used with R-152a refrigerant only. It establishes requirements for equipment used to recharge R-152a to an industry accepted accuracy level and purity levels defined in SAE J2099. Refrigerant service equipment is required to ensure adequate refrigerant recovery to reduce emissions and provide for accurate recharging of mobile air conditioning systems. Equipment shall be certified to meet all performance requirements outlined in this document and international/regional construction and safety requirements as outlined in this document.
Rationale: Industry continues to strive for more environmentally friendly and cost effective air conditioning systems. R-152a is a cost effective refrigerant that is currently under development for secondary loop AC systems and appropriate service equipment is required.