Honeywell announces new R-1234yf training series for mobile A/C technician


Honeywell has debuted a technician online training program called, “R-1234yf training: understanding the next generation mobile A/C refrigerant,” a training program series for automotive professionals focused on the safe handling and proper servicing of R-1234yf refrigerant. The program is available at

The training program consists of three 10-minute videos. It will cover system servicing of

R-1234yf, as well as service equipment requirements, ensuring that automotive technicians have a working knowledge of how to service vehicles that use R-1234yf, which replaces R-134a. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the program. The videos in the series are based on the SAE International standard J2845 “R-1234yf technician training for service and containment of refrigerants used in mobile A/C systems.”


The auto industry is transitioning from R-134a to next-generation, environmentally preferable alternatives such as Honeywell’s R-1234yf refrigerant, known commercially as Solstice® yf. More than 15 million cars are on the road today using Solstice yf and, by the end of 2017, the number of cars in service globally using R-1234yf will reach more than 40 million.


Honeywell estimates that nearly 50 percent of the Model Year 2017 cars sold in the U.S. market will have R-1234yf A/C systems installed in the factory. In addition, European carmakers have also selected R-1234yf as their next-generation A/C refrigerant of choice.


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