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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 20:40

CAPA Announces New Certification Standard for AC Condensers

The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) has announced the release of its most recent standard: the CAPA 602 Standard for the Certification of Aftermarket Air Conditioning Condensers.

The standard includes performance testing requirements for leak resistance, burst resistance and heat exchange as well as fit.

“Manufacturers who choose to certify their parts to CAPA’s Standards have a way to clearly demonstrate the quality of their products to the repair industry,” stated Deborah Klouser, CAPA director of operations. “The CAPA 602 AC Condenser Standard joins the CAPA 601 Radiator Standard as part of CAPA’s Cooling Parts Standards, which will also include a standard for cooling fans.”

In addition to AC condensers and radiators, CAPA also certifies part types including fenders, hoods, grilles, bumper covers, headlamps, taillamps, fog lamps, front and rear bumpers, reinforcement bars and energy absorbers. Parts that meet CAPA certification requirements are authorized to display the CAPA Quality Seal and are identified on CAPA’s Certified Parts Listing at www.capacertified.org.