Refrigerant & Oil Treatment
QwikShot® Refrigerant and Oil Treatment 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® Refrigerant and Oil Treatment quickly flushes any harmful acids into the filter-drier of an operating system.
QwikShot® Refrigerant and Oil Treatment (QT2501) 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.
QwikShot® Instructions for Use
For use with all refrigerants and oils used in air conditioning, heat pump, and refrigeration systems.
Step 1 - Check the System and the Refrigerant for Acid
If the compressor has burned out, change the compressor, refrigerant and oil. While the system is disassembled, flush acid from any components, (except the expansion device, filter-driers and compressor) with Qwik System Flush®. When reassembling the system, change the filter-driers (adding a suction-line filter is recommended to protect the new compressor).
If the compressor has not burned out, and the system is operational, verify the system is properly charged and operating properly, verify superheat or subcooling as applicable, then use QwikCheck® to determine if the refrigerant is acidic
- If the refrigerant tests highly acidic (QwikCheck® indicator turns all red), change the refrigerant and oil. Also, change the filter-driers since a high acid level indicates the current filter-driers are no longer functioning.
- If the refrigerant tests mildly acidic (some red on the QwikCheck®), then measure the temperature across the liquid-line filter-drier (with the system on) to determine if a new drier is required. A temperature difference of more than 2°F indicates the filter-drier should be replaced. If there is no filter-drier in the system, you must add a filter-drier
- If the refrigerant does not test acidic (QwikCheck® indicator stays yellow), go to step 2.
Step 2 - Determine the Amount of QwikShot® to use
Use a half-ounce bottle of QwikShot® to treat up to a 6 ton system. QwikShot® will remove moisture and acid while also reducing sludge formation and wear caused by oil degradation.
Step 3 - Add QwikShot® using a QwikInjector®
Add QwikShot® into a charged and operating system by connecting the QwikInjector® (QT2510) between the high and low-side service ports, connecting to the low side port first. Follow the QwikInjector® instructions. Do not add QwikShot® to a system before the system is evacuated (since the evacuation process will remove all the QwikShot®).
Step 4 - After at Least 16 Hours of Operation, Check the System
For highly acidic systems, after at least 16 hours of operation, you can recheck the system with a QwikCheck®. If any sign of acid remains, repeat Steps 1-3.