SOS Fluid Analysis

Keep your equipment operating at peak performance

Patten Cat SOS Services provide information to help you make maintenance decisions, reduce owning and operating costs, and maximize component life. SOS services can help you:

  • Protect the value of your machine: Cat® equipment is built to deliver the highest possible performance throughout its production life. SOS Services can help you maintain performance through your equipments' life cycle.
  • Get results fast: SOS Services allow you to test all oils and have results and recommendation available within 24 hours of receipt. Coolant results and recommendations are available within 72 hours of receipt.
  • Put results into action: SOS Services results are presented in a clear, concise, easy-to-understand report. Trained personnel provide recommendations or specific, immediate actions on each report. If a critical situation is identified, you will be notified immediately.

SOS Services provide valuable resources to care for your equipment

Two types of fluid analysis services To Choose From:

  • Oil Analysis: The SOS oil analysis tests have been developed by Caterpillar engineers and chemists. Tests such as Elemental Analysis, Oil Cleanliness Analysis, and Oil Condition Analysis are examples of the standard tests offered in the SOS program.

  • Coolant Analysis: Inadequate cooling system maintenance can eventually lead to system problems or even engine failure. SOS Services offer a two-level coolant program to determine if your coolant has the right chemical balance for maximum system protection and cooling efficiency.

An investment in lower costs

SOS Services is one of the most useful and important maintenance support programs available. Here's why:

  • Avoid: SOS Services keeps minor repairs from becoming major ones, and helps you avoid complete failures.

  • Track: Through SOS Services you are equipped with a tool that tracks the wear of components and parts, tracks oil performance, and tracks oil condition.

  • Maintain: SOS Services shortens repair time. Using the SOS Services Report as a guide, troubleshooting time is often reduced, enabling a service technician to go directly to the core of the problem.

  • Optimize: SOS Services enables you to optimize oil change intervals.

  • Manage: SOS Services manages component life and equipment availability, thus reducing owning and operating costs. Downtime is decreased and productivity and profitability are increased.

To learn more, download the PDFs or watch the video below:

How to take a good oil sample:

SOS Fluid Analysis Staff

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    Mike Sapien

    SOS Analyst
    Tractor Product Support
    630-279-4400 Ext. 1256
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