Live from MACS (Mobile Air Climate Systems Association) 2024 Training Event & Trade Show, Michael Ingvardsen discusses the evolution of thermal heat management, the importance of training, and the challenges of new refrigerants. Michael emphasizes the need for compatibility between components and refrigerants, and the role of distributors in ensuring product reliability. The episode highlights the complexity of modern air conditioning systems and the value of specialized knowledge in the field.
Michael Ingvardsen, Global Technical Training Manager, Nissens Automotive
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- Importance of training and industry legacy (00:02:05) Michael discusses the significance of training, family legacy in the industry, and the need to understand the past for the future.
- Changes in automotive air conditioning (00:06:08) Michael explains how air conditioning technology has changed, emphasizing the impact on vehicle components and functionality.
- Heat pumps in electric and hybrid vehicles (00:10:15) Michael explains the role of heat pumps in electric and hybrid vehicles.
- Refrigerant and technology standards (00:13:34) Discussion on the impact of refrigerant standards, environmental considerations, and the need for understanding chemical and refrigerant properties.
- Future refrigerant technology (00:17:33) Insights into future refrigerant technology, including the challenges and considerations for electric vehicles and heat pump systems.
- The challenge of introducing new refrigerants (00:18:29) Discussion on the challenges of introducing replacement refrigerants.
- Importance of air conditioning training (00:22:51) Emphasis on the value of staying updated with air conditioning training and the upcoming training classes on heat pumps.
- Challenges in implementing new practices (00:32:47) Discussion on the challenges in getting technicians to adopt new practices and the need for proper training and information dissemination.
- The impact of improper maintenance on warranties (00:30:58) The implications of improper maintenance on heat pump systems and the financial consequences for shops.
- The need for compliance and best practices (00:34:36) Emphasis on the importance of following proper procedures and best practices in air conditioning maintenance to avoid potential breakdowns and higher costs.
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