How is NAB Battery Acid Cleaner and Neutralizer used? Simply apply our ready-to-use battery acid cleaner and neutralizer to affected areas and watch it change in color from red to yellow to indicate that the battery acid has been neutralized. After you see the color change, wipe down or rinse off with water. Allow the battery to completely dry before using it.
What is the history behind NAB Battery Acid Cleaner and Neutralizer? North American Bioindustries recognized a need in the marketplace for an environmentally safe battery acid cleaner. We felt if our chemists could design a liquid product that would prolong the life of costly industrial batteries by maintaining clean battery surfaces and neutralizing all in one step, it would be a perfect solution — which is exactly what we did. As soon as our product is applied it starts removing dirt, oil and corrosion from terminals, connectors and trays. Our battery acid cleaner and neutralizer is completely safe and will not harm the environment. It is also safe for the maintenance technician working with it.
Color Change Indication
Why is the color change important when using a battery cleaner and neutralizer? NAB’s proprietary battery solution is primarily a liquid acid neutralizer along with a surfactant package and color indicator, which neutralizes acid on contact. If there is acid present, it is indicated by a color change from red to yellow. Where in the past it was unclear with other products what was neutralized and if the task was indeed completed, our color indicator makes the user aware of exactly when the acid has been neutralized. This step prevents any excessive or unneeded cleaning. Once the acid is neutralized, the solution is then transformed to salt water; and combined with the surfactant, NAB Battery Acid Cleaner and Neutralizer leaves the battery clean and free of process soils all in one step! After a thorough wash down with water, it can safely be disposed.
Protecting Your Investment
How can buying NAB Battery Acid Cleaner and Neutralizer actually save you money? Traditional industrial batteries can cost anywhere from $3,000-$6,000. Isn’t that kind of investment worth protecting with regular maintenance? Batteries that are cleaned only once or twice a year typically have half the life span than that of a regularly well-maintained battery. Imagine how much of a shorter life span you would get from batteries that are never cleaned? Begin a regular preventive maintenance program with our battery cleaner and neutralizer and start to add up the savings for your facility!
Why It Is A Smart Idea to Use NAB Battery Acid Cleaner and Neutralizer:
Using “makeshift” products for your neutralizing needs is not advised.
A common misconception is that enough water will neutralize battery acid. It will not. In order for neutralization to occur, an acid and a base must react together. Cleaning only with water will never produce a clean battery.
One of the most common “makeshift” products is baking soda. But neutralizing acid on batteries with baking soda will form a conductive paste that won’t rinse free. After repetitive use, the paste can harden between the cells of the battery. Once dry, the hardened paste is another “alternate mode” for electric current to create a short, shock, fire or explosion.
Some of the other cleaners and neutralizers on the market contain caustic soda. When caustic soda is applied to battery acid, an exothermic reaction “spit” will occur.
The physical properties that perform the cleaning function in many of the other neutralizing cleaners on the market consist of glycol ethers, alcohol or petroleum-based products. Products with these cleaning agents often warp and crack the battery casing. Alcohol and petroleum based products can be flammable and potentially increase worker exposure issues.
It is always smart to use our environmentally friendly, NAB Battery Acid Cleaner and Neutralizer for your routine battery maintenance program. Your operational and plant floor safety is important. NAB products help provide a safe and secure working area that helps keep production on schedule and employees productive.
Where to Use NAB Battery Acid Cleaner and Neutralizer:
- Municipal and School Bus Fleets
- Car Rental Fleets
- Golf Carts
- Personnel Carriers
- Military Vehicles
- Boats, Ships and Marinas
- Vehicle Service and Repair
- Wheelchairs and Service Carts
- Backup Power Sources
- Renewable Energy Sources
- Fire and Rescue Vehicles
- Recreational Vehicles
Click Here to View or Download the “NAB 1-2-3 Step Approach to Neutralize and Clean Batteries” Information Sheet
— STEP 1: Battery Acid Cleaning and Neutralizing.
Battery and Battery Acid Maintenance Program
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