Remove Acid Buildup from Air Conditioners
Acid scavenging solutions can help remove acid buildup in air conditioners. The presence of acids in AC/R systems is a common cause of refrigerant leaks and burnout compressors. Acid Tests and Acid-Neutralizers are system additives that can help eliminate acidic refrigeration and stop breakdowns.
What Creates Acidic Refrigeration?
In HVAC systems, acidic refrigeration is caused by three main things: age (ordinary wear and tear), a lack of maintenance, or improper system repair. These irregularities allow moisture, excessive heat, or other impurities into the system. Which in turn creates a chemical reaction that forms acid buildup. These chemical reactions create small holes in AC/R components, providing an entrance for more contaminants in the compressor. Moreover, if this is not addressed right away this cycle eventually leads to compressor burnout.
How to Remove Acid-Buildup in AC&R Systems
The first step in treating acidic refrigerant is testing to confirm its presence. Good practice includes evaluating acid levels regular service visits. The goal is to prevent any underlying issues like corrosion from creating holes in the coils or other inefficiencies that lead to breakdowns. An Acid Test Kit or visual cues are helpful to determine the presence of acid buildup.
Using an Acid-Scavenging Solution
Spectroline’s Acid-Buster™ is a ready-to-use acid scavenging solution for air conditioning and refrigeration units. Unlike other common chemical neutralizer products Acid-Buster™ chemically bonds with the acid in a system and keeps it in suspension until the acid can be absorbed by the filter dryer. Acid-Buster™ is highly concentrated, fast-acting, compatible with all oils and refrigerants and can be easily injected directly into any unit. This efficient “scavenging” effect does not leave behind harmful residue such as corrosive salts or moisture. Therefore making it safe for HVAC system components.
Typically, standard maintenance procedures for acid buildup require performing frequent oil changes to dilute acids or require flushing the entire system to remove acids. Using Acid-Buster™ eliminates these expensive and time-consuming repairs for better prevention against burnouts.
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