Training Mobile Air Conditioning Training (MAC)
 

The Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) sector comprises around 6000 enterprises, of which approximately every third enterprise is in the unorganised sector. Since 2003, most new units have been fitted with HFC-134a compressors. But a large population of vehicles, approximately 2 million, continues to depend on CFC-12. If no retrofit option is available, this sector will still require a significant amount of CFC-12 for servicing beyond 2010.

The technical options to address CFC phase-out in this sector are:

  • Use of good servicing practices, including recovery and reuse of reclaimed refrigerant during maintenance of MAC units.
  • Retrofitting of CFC-12-based systems to either HFC-134a or Hydrocarbon blend HC-290/HC-600a.

NCCoPP addresses the issue by providing training programmes for MAC technicians. The first Training Cell to conduct MAC training programs was established in Bangalore and pilot training programmes were conducted in 2005. Thereafter more training cells were established and training programs conducted with support of trained trainers. For the training, a Manual for Good Servicing Practices and Retrofitting of Mobile Air-conditioning System using HFC and HC Refrigerants has been developed by IIT Delhi with the support of other NCCoPP consultants.Research at IIT Delhi and supplementary trials under NCCoPP have demonstrated that retrofit with hydrocarbon blend refrigerants offers a low cost solution, which compares in performance to the original CFC-based system. On a global scale, especially in countries like Australia, USA and Canada, more than 2 million cars operate safely with AC units retrofitted with hydrocarbon refrigerants. Retrofit with HFC 134a results in higher retrofit costs, depending on the approach chosen and may lead to reduced performance of the MAC unit. More details on retrofit can be seen from the presentation by Prof. R.S. Agarwal

Mini MAC Training of Trainers program

Training of Trainers (TOT) programme for Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) was conducted at Chennai under NCCoPP project from 10th to 12th December 2005 and a second programme was conducted at New Delhi from 17th to 18th March 2006.The key objective of the programme was to prepare trainers to organize and facilitate MAC training programmes on a regular basis:

Report-Mini MAC ToT Conducted at Chennai

MAC Training programme for year 2007-2008

MAC Training Programme (2007–08) [One day Program]
Region
State
City
Date
Training Partner
North Madhya Pradesh Indore 27-Jan-07 Divyansh Services
East West Bengal Kolkata 23-Sep-07
Don Bosco Technical School
East Orissa Bhubaneshwar 27-Sep-07 L.N.Dash
West
Gujrat
Baroda
21-Oct-07
Kirti Freeze
North
Haryana
Hissar
05-Nov-07
Ananth Enterprises
North
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
17-Nov-07
Bohra Services
South
Karnataka
Belgaum

19-Nov-07
Dewpoint Appliances (p) Ltd.
North
Punjab
Amritsar 23-Dec-07
Ananth Enterprises
South

TamilNadu

Coimbatore

14-Dec-07

Shakti Refrigeration & Aircon Enterprises
South Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada 18-Nov-07 Maega Services
North Uttar Pardesh Kanpur Jan'08 Isha Enterprises
South TamilNadu Chennai Jan'08 Shakti Refrigeration & Aircon Enterprises

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