ARMY TM 10-1670-294-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-33-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-34
2-14. Acidity Test.
This task covers:
Packing Paddle, Item 26, Appendix B
Layout on packing table or other suitable area.
Medicine Dropper, Item 9, Appendix D
Three-Color pH Paper, Item 10, Appendix D
Spool with Color Chart, Item 15, Appendix D
Fabric and Webbing Acidity Test. Components and parts that are constructed from fabric or webbing
will be administered an acidity test whenever the material is discolored, stained, or the presence of acid is
suspected. The acidity test will be accomplished using approved colorimetric pH paper, strip type, with the
color comparison chart on the side of each manufacturer's dispenser, to determine the acidity level in steps of 1
pH on fabric or webbing item.
Test Procedure. Perform test as follows:
Using a medicine dropper or equivalent type applicator, place one to two drops of water on the
Item In the intended test area If water drops do not penetrate the material, gently rub the
moistened area with a flat side of a clean metal packing paddle.
Tear a suitable length of colorimetric pH paper from dispenser, place the piece of pH paper on
the wetted area and press the full surface of the paper against the material with a flat side of
the packing paddle used In step (1) above. Insure the pH paper becomes thoroughly wet.
Using the color comparison chart enclosed in the dispenser, compare the color of the
moistened pH paper strip with the pH 1-3 color scale. If the color of the pH paper matches the
numerical pH 1-3, the acidity present In the material exceeds the acceptable level and the Item
Is to be condemned and processed for disposition in accordance with paragraph 2-13e.
After a packing paddle has been used as outlined In steps (1) and (2), above, thoroughly rinse
and dry the paddle before using the paddle for any other functions.