Shop Talk: Fluid Analysis Services

Posted by Wyoming Machinery Company Marketing on Jun 19, 2017 11:49:41 AM

Unexpected Downtime Can Set You Back Days...An Oil Sample Only Takes Minutes.

Developed by Caterpillar, Scheduled Oil Sampling (SOS) Services helps you detect problems before they lead to costly repairs and downtime. 

SOS Services is a maintenance tool designed to reduce your down time and operating costs. Wyoming Machinery Company's Fluid Analysis Team identifies abnormal wear through SOS Services by determining the amount of various wear elements found in the oil of a particular compartment.


  • Wear Metal Analysis - For small particle copper, iron, chromium, lead, tin, aluminum, molybdenum, silicon, and sodium.
  • Physical Tests - Fuel Dilution Detection, Water Detection, Glycol Detection.
  • Oil Condition - Infrared analysis: Soot, Sulfur Compounds, Oxidation, and Nitration.
  • ISO Particle Count - Large particle wear analysis.
  • Viscosity Analysis
  • Filter Patch Analysis


  • Accurate Analysis - using tests designed by Caterpillar.
  • Knowledgeable Interpretation - by our Cat trained experts.
  • Recommendations - You receive the facts and recommendations in simple, easy-to-understand communications.
  • Quick Turnaround - Most SOS test results are available within 24 hours (or less) after receipt of the sample.
  • Customer Portal - SOS Services Web is a built-in communication system that keeps a record of Oil Lab messages. Access SOS Services Web from any device to print reports, graph results, and sample request labels. Also, view oil, coolant and fuel results; attached pictures and files; detailed actions taken; and maintenance performed on your machine instantly.
  • View Trends - Using your machine's serial number, search and print a report anytime, or export the data to easily track costs and maintenance history on each machine or for your entire fleet.



Keeping your equipment operating at maximum efficiency with the lowest operating cost is our goal. By enrolling in the SOS Program and working with Wyoming Machinery Company's trained analysts, you’ll take advantage of accurate fluid analysis backed up by the expertise of Caterpillar design specifications and engineers—and a reputation of excellence.

Schedule your next SOS Service today!

Topics: Shop Talk

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

Wyoming Machinery Company