WHAT IS FLUIDS ANALYSIS?
Part of effective machine maintenance is Scheduled Oil Sampling (SOS) and Fluids Analysis — for oil and coolant.
Regular fluids analysis is the analysis of your Cat machine engine’s oil, as well as the fluids from other components, like hydraulics, transmission, final drive and cooling systems. It offers a clear picture of the inner workings of your machinery. Fluids analysis works by taking a sample of oil, coolant, and fuel mixtures that are then tested for any contaminants present, such as metals or other debris. The data is recorded and then used to help discover where minor leaks and wear and tear could be lurking. This can help you repair these areas of your heavy equipment before they become problems down the road.