ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
2-14. Acidity Test.
This task covers: Acidity test
Packing Paddle, Item 9, Appendix B
Layout on packing table or other suitable area
Medicine Dropper, Item 18, Appendix D
Three-Color pH Paper, Item 19, Appendix D
Spool with Color Chart, Item 26, Appendix D
a. 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
b Test Procedure. Perform test as follows:
(1) 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.
(2) Tear a suitable length of colorimetric pH paper from dispenser, place the piece of pH paper on the welled
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.
(3) 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.
(4) 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.