CAT® S•O•S LABORATORY


Sampling oil, coolant and fuel delivers valuable insights about machine health, allowing you to prevent unexpected downtime and failures.

MAINTAIN MACHINE HEALTH WITH THE ULTIMATE FLUID ANALYSIS


The S•O•S programme is designed to detect potential problems early and improve the health of your equipment by undertaking wear analysis and interpreting oil samples from machines. Oil sampling at scheduled intervals validates your maintenance procedures, tracks the internal status of the equipment, and forecasts wear-related problems.

Each S•O•S Services test reveals specific information about the condition of every Cat® earthmoving product.

BENEFITS OF USING S.O.S LABORATORY


TRUSTED RESULTS


The S•O•S Services process is built by Caterpillar scientists and backed by expert product engineers. We follow worldwide testing standards throughout our process to ensure consistent quality and accurate, detailed results and insights during each analysis.

WE’RE BUILT FOR EVERY TYPE OF FLUID & APPLICatION


We handle oil, coolant, and diesel fuel sampling for a wide range of equipment - from power generation and engines, mining to marine engines, and more.

TREND ANALYSIS


We evaluate your sample based upon complete product knowledge, fluid properties, and analysis of millions of data points—with more than 7 million samples tested each year.

WE CARE ABOUT YOUR BOTTOM LINE


Your Barloworld Equipment dealer is equipped to set a sampling schedule tailored to your needs and integrate it into a robust equipment management program. This ensures you can fix issues before equipment failure and optimize operations to control costs.

ACCESS TO GLOBAL S.O.S NETWORK


The S•O•S laboratory gives Barloworld Equipment customers access to the Global Caterpillar S•O•S network, including critical equipment management information such as wear tables indicating maximum allowable metal wear limits in the various Cat® components. Your fluid data is integrated with other vital condition monitoring information, giving you insights into health, performance, location, and more.

A TOTAL SOLUTION FOR MIXED FLEETS


We’re your total solution for mixed fleets. Our team knows engines and components better than anyone, whether made by us or another manufacturer and is equipped to perform tests on samples from other equipment brands.