WARRENDALE, Pa. SAE International is working with an international group of automobile manufacturers to investigate the formation of a new cooperative research program (CRP) regarding 1234yf refrigerant.
The formation of the group is in response to a Daimler AG press release from Sept. 25, which questioned the safety of the refrigerant. The CRP will technically evaluate the findings referred to in the release.
SAE International has hosted an organizational meeting to discuss a preliminary scope of research and is actively soliciting OEMs to formally join the new CRP. Once plans for the scope of research have been agreed upon and finalized, SAE International and the CRP will begin their research.