Acid-Away POE

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Acid-Away® POE provides a unique approach to help prevent compressor burnouts by effectively removing the acid buildup that occurs in Polyol Ester refrigeration oils used in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. It is a safe and easy to use treatment for both hermetic and semi-hermetic compressors of virtually any size that operates with Polyol Ester lubricants. Acid-Away® POE quickly circulates throughout the system and completely eliminates acid from air conditioning and refrigeration systems without harmful effects, usually in just one treatment. Tested in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standards 86-1983 and 97-1989, and various ASTM standards.

Features/Benefits:Rectorseal Acid Away

  • Eliminates the need for flushing systems with solvents to remove residual acids.
  • Saves time and money by preventing costly call backs due to subsequent compressor failures caused by acid.
  • Helps prevent operating system burnout if used during routine maintenance to eliminate any acid build up detected.
  • Safe and easy to use.
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,503,757.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ACID-AWAY for POE? It is a unique chemical treatment for air conditioning and refrigeration systems that have undergone a retro t or experienced a burnout and any working systems that are showing a buildup in acid content.

How Does ACID-AWAY for POE Work? It chemically neutralizes acids that are always left in an air conditioning or refrigeration system after a burnout occurs. Once neutralized, this acid can no longer continue its corrosive attack and cause another burnout.

How Is ACID-AWAY for POE Packaged? It comes in convenient 4 fluid ounce doses sealed in metal canisters to protect against moisture contamination. Each canister is placed in its own box along with an instruction sheet.

How Is ACID-AWAY for POE Introduced Into a System?  ACID-AWAY for POE is a liquid that is very easy to use. It can be hand pumped into the system’s liquid (high pressure) line along with refrigeration oil for fastest acid neutralization. It can also be poured into the compressor’s crankcase prior to system charging and start-up.

Can Too Much ACID-AWAY for POE be Added to the System? In terms of affecting the compressor or other system internal parts, NO. Tests have shown that over 40 times the required amount of ACID-AWAY for POE does not harm system components. Excess amounts simply stay in the system and continue to neutralize more acid as it forms, until all treatment is eventually exhausted. However, caution should be taken to ensure total recommended oil volume is not exceeded by more than the customary 10%.

Is ACID-AWAY for POE Compatible With All Refrigerants and Refrigeration Oils? No. If new synthetic (POE) lubricants are being used, then ACID-AWAY for POE (gold) should be used. If mineral or alkyl-benzene type refrigeration oils are used, ACID-AWAY (silver) is needed.

What Testing was Performed on ACID-AWAY for POE? ACID-AWAY for POE has been extensively  field tested, rigorously tested in RectorSeal’s laboratory and tested by a industry-recognized independent testing agency. Testing was performed for a variety of material compatibility and lubricity conditions. The results prove that it is completely miscible and is compatible with materials used in manufacturing compressors and equipment. In addition, a third-party compressor industry leader inspected two compressors that had been operating for over an extended period after being treated with ACID-AWAY for POE. In both cases, it was determined that acid levels were still at 0.00, the POE-oil was clear, and the compressors showed no signs of problems, either mechanical or electrical.

Does ACID-AWAY for POE Meet Recognized Industry Standards? Yes. It shows excellent performance results and meets or exceeds industry standards.

Will ACID-AWAY for POE Have Any Detrimental Effects on the Compressor, Driers, Valves, Capillary Tubes or Other Internal System Parts? No. Extensive field and laboratory testing clearly indicates that it will not harm air conditioning or refrigeration systems in any way.

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