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).
Important, when you receive your S.O.S. test results, it is clear, concise and easy to understand. It calls for specific, immediate action and/or makes carefully outlined recommendations – recommendations that add efficiency and productivity.
At all times, your CAT Dealer is available to answer questions or to discuss report specifics in detail, or, when necessary, to all factory technical consultants to help you understand the situation clearly.
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