The Acid Test
For Detecting the Presence and Formation of Acid in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems
FOR ALL REFRIGERATION OILS
4 COMPLETE TESTS IN EACH KIT
Simple to Understand Color Change
Easy to use
Results in seconds
No complicated charts
Eliminates guess work
TESTING FOR ACID IS AN IMPORTANT PART
OF REGULAR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE.
The Acid Test makes testing for acid in air conditioning and refrigeration systems easier,
safer and less expensive than ever, while requiring only a small oil sample
for accurate results in seconds. The Acid Test provides an accurate and
quick way to test for acid in all refrigeration oils.
The Acid Test is like having your own portable acid testing laboratory
for eliminating the expense and inconvenient delays for laboratory analysis.
SIMPLE DIRECTIONS FOR USING
Material in vials should be blue or violet when opened.
- Remove top from plastic canister and peel away protective foam seal.
- Remove the twist off cap from one vial.
- Partially fill vial with an equal amount of test oil to a level 8mm or 1/4 inch below neck of vial.
- Replace cap and tighten securely.
- Vigorously shake vial for 2 to 5 seconds.
- Visually check the color of the resulting material in vial.
Blue or Violet -No Acid Present
(Indicates a nominal Ph equivalent of 6.8 or above)
Blue or violet indicates that there is no acid present. No further steps are necessary
to neutralize or remove acid in the system.
Green -Moderately Acidic
(Indicates a nominal Ph equivalent of 6.8 to 5.2)
Green indicates there is a moderate level of acid in the system. It is likely that acid formation will continue unless the acid is neutralized or the oil is changed.
Action to neutralize or remove the acid is recommended.
(Indicates a nominal Ph equivalent of to 5.2 or below)
Yellow indicates the presence of acid levels that are potentially dangerous and may
cause damage to system components. Immediate action may be necessary to neutralize or remove the acid in the system.
The Acid Test is for use in all refrigeration oil, including mineral oil,
alkylbenzene, polyol ester, polyalkylene glycol and polyalphaolefin.
NOTICE: The Acid Test is designed to indicate the nominal Ph ranges present in refrigeration lubricants. Any action or inaction as a result of this test is at the sole discretion of the user. Blue or violet color indicates a nominal Ph of 6.8 or higher, green color indicates a nominal Ph of 6.8 to 5.2, yellow color indicates a nominal Ph of 5.2 or below. Some Polyolester lubricants are slightly acidic and may test as acidic due to various additives or manufacturing processes. Contact the lubricant manufacturer for acceptable and expected acid levels. Refrigeration oils containing high levels of acid are dangerous and can burn skin and damage equipment. handle with extreme care. Disposal should be in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.