Oil lab


Unplanned repairs, early replacement and costly downtime mean you need timely fluid analysis. That's where we come in. Let our lab be a part of your solution. 

Our fluid analysis products and services can give you answers, when you need them the most. For example, the recommended oil drain intervals for Cat engines are determined through extensive testing in the laboratory and at actual job sites. However, these recommended intervals don't take into account your specific operating conditions or other factors that may require a different oil change interval. Maintaining your engine oil is a very important factor in maximizing the productive life of your machines. It begins when you demand the higher standard of protection available from Cat engine oil and filters and continues as you work with us to optimize the effective life of the oil.

The Cat S•O•S Services program helps you understand the factors affecting your engine oil, so you can better manage the life cycles of your engines and reduce costs. S•O•S Services provide a maintenance management tool that evaluates oil deterioration and detects the early signs of abnormal wear on engine components. S•O•S Services accomplish this through a comprehensive set of tests that are specially designed for evaluating diesel engine oils.

Our fluid analysis lab service includes:

  • Oils
  • Coolants 
  • Diesel Fuels
  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
  • Greases

pdfView Optimizing Oil Change Intervals Brochure (PDF 236KB)

pdfView Reporting Particle Count by ISO Code Guide (PDF 3.15MB)

pdfView Understanding Your Results Guide (PDF 1.30MB)

pdfView How To Take A Good Oil Sample Guide (PDF 215KB)


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