The ACID BALL is a water-soluble ball that is a combination of acid, surfactant, dispersing agent and
iron sequester that remove carbonate scale and rust deposits in oilfield tanks.
The ACID BALL is dropped through the hatch of the tank. The specific gravity of the ACID BALL will
allow it to fall through the oil in the tank to the bottom to dissolve in the water, dispersing to treat the
water with acid and additives contained within the ball. The ACID BALL has also been used in
pipelines containing fluid and debris. These can be used as a soluble pipeline pig in pipelines where
water is present to allow them to dissolve releasing the acid contained in the ball.
The number of ACID Balls required is based on the severity of the problem being encountered and the volume of water to be treated. In oil tanks, only the bottom (area below the load line) needs to be calculated to determine the number of ACID BALLS. As a rule of thumb, we recommend the following treatment on oil tank bottom:
210 BBL- 1 ACID BALL
300 BBL- 2 ACID BALLS
500 BBL- 4 ACID BALLS
For other size vessels, amounts can be adjusted to treat the water portion of the fluid at approximately 200-400 PPM.
|Color||Brown||Solubility in Water||100%|
|pH||2-3||Solubility in Brine||100%|
|Specific Gravity||1.15||Solubility in Crude||Insoluble|
Safety and Handling
Please refer to SDS prior to using this product. As with all industrial chemicals, contact with eyes or skin should be avoided. If contact with skin is made wash thoroughly with water. Pellets should be stored in a cool dry place. Always remove pellets from the container with the provided scoop while wearing rubber gloves to avoid skin contact. Goggles are advised.