Developed by Caterpillar for all reciprocating engines, transmissions, final drives and hydraulic systems. S.O.S. is preventive maintenance at its finest. It was developed by people who know engines better than anyone, and who have a vested interest in better performance, longer life and increased customer satisfaction.No other oil analysis program is as thorough or as reliable at predicting potential trouble early.;
Each S.O.S. test provides three specific types of diagnostic tests. :
- Wear analysis - monitors machine wear by detecting, identifying and assessing the amount and type of metal wear elements found in used oil.
- Chemical and physical tests - detects the physical presence of unwanted fluids (water, fuel, antifreeze)in the oil.
- Oil condition analysis - identifies loss of lubricating properties by quantifying combustion byproducts (soot, sulphur, oxidation and nitration products).
S.O.S. testing is simple and quick. Everything you need is included in a handy, complete kit. Sample testing is done in the Caterpillar dealer's laboratory by trained technicians utilizing the most modern equipment. These experts know what's happening inside the equipment.They draw on a large historical database for your equipment to make comparisons and establish meaningful trends. They know speed is crucial, delays can be costly.
If a critical situation is identified, you are immediately notified by telephone. Otherwise, evaluations and recommendations are supplied in an easy-to-understand report. This comprehensive report calls for specific action and / or makes carefully outlined recommendations which, when used, can result in greater efficiency and productivity.