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QwikShot® Acid Flush™ was developed to solve the problem of treating acid without leaving disruptive residues. Neutralization acid treatment must leave a residue of some kind and residues can cause problems. Instead of neutralizing, QwikShot® Acid Flush™ quickly flushes any harmful acids into the filter-drier of an operating system.
QwikShot® Acid Flush™ (QT2500) is the industry's only refrigeration system acid treatment that doesn't leave residue. Unlike acid neutralizers that leave a salt based residue from a chemical reaction, QwikShot® chemically attaches to acid and/or moisture molecules and flushes them to the filter drier.
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For use in A/C and Refrigeration systems that operate with any refrigerant (CFC, HCFC, or HFC) and any oil (mineral, AB, PAG, or POE).
Step 1 - Check the Refrigerant for Acid.
If the compressor has not burned out, use a Mainstream QwikCheck® (p/n QT2000) to determine if the refrigerant is acidic.
If the refrigerant tests highly acidic (indicator turns red) or there was a compressor burn-out change the refrigerant and the oil.
If the refrigerant tests mildly acidic (indicator turns slightly orange/pink) you need not change the refrigerant or the oil, but you must use the QwikShot® and always change the filter/driers.
If the Refrigerant does not test acidic, then QwikShot® is not needed but can be used as a preventative measure.
Step 2 - Determine the Size of the Filter/Drier in the System
Determine the recommended filter/drier for the system. If the manufacturer does not make any specific recommendations, high-acid liquid and suction filter/driers compatible with the refrigerant being used are recommended. Activated Alumina or molecular sieve filter driers can be used.
Determine either the combined "Water Capacity" (in drops of water) of the filter/dryers being installed, the total desiccant volume of the filter/driers being installed (this is typically the first two digits on the filter number, for example a Sporlan C-032 has 3 cubic inches of desiccant, a Sporlan C-164 has 16 cubic inches of desiccant, or a Valcon TCH-082 has 8 cubic inches of desiccant), or the tonnage of the system the filter/dryer is installed in.
Step 3 - Determine the Amount of QwikShot® to use.
Use the QwikShot® Dosage Chart to determine the amount of QwikShot® Acid Flush™ to use. Always shake before using and use the entire bottle.
Step 4 - Add the QwikShot® Acid Flush™
to the Compressor Oil
If the compressor burned-out, then change the compressor. If the compressor is operational, but the refrigerant tested highly acidic in Step 1, change the compressor oil and refrigerant - See Step 1. Install the recommended filter/driers.
Add the QwikShot® Acid Flush™ to the compressor oil. The QwikShot® Acid Flush™ is to be added to the compressor oil directly.
Follow standard industry practices for evacuation and charging of the system.
Step 5 - After at least 8 hours of operation
change the Filter/Dryers
After at least 8 hours of operation, but typically not more than 7 days of operation, it is recommended that the filter/driers be changed again. This will assure maximum benefit from the QwikShot® Acid Flush™.