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PRECAUTIONS

General Refrigerant Precaution

WARNING:

  • Do not release refrigerant into the air. Use approved recovery/recycling equipment to capture the refrigerant every time an air conditioning system is discharged.
  • Always wear eye and hand protection (goggles and gloves) when working with any refrigerant or air conditioning system.
  • Do not store or heat refrigerant containers above 52C (125F) .
  • Do not heat a refrigerant container with an open flame; if container warming is required, place the bottom of the container in a warm pail of water.
  • Do not intentionally drop, puncture, or incinerate refrigerant containers.
  • Keep refrigerant away from open flames: poisonous gas will be produced if refrigerant burns.
  • Refrigerant will displace oxygen, therefore be certain to work in well ventilated areas to prevent suffocation.
  • Do not pressure test or leak test HFC-134a (R-134a) service equipment and/or vehicle air conditioning systems with compressed air during repair. Some mixtures of air and HFC-134a (R-134a) have been shown to be combustible at elevated pressures. These mixtures, if ignited, may cause injury or property damage. Additional health and safety information may be obtained from refrigerant manufacturers.