S.O.S Fluids Analysis

We see
what operators can't

6 Reasons to Sample

BUTLER S.O.S. SERVICES – MONITOR THE LIFEBLOOD OF YOUR MACHINE

Whether you’re new to sampling or a seasoned pro, a Do It Yourself (DIY) customer or prefer to let Butler handle it all for you — S.O.S Services is here for you. We’re focused on one goal: looking out for the health of your products and the bottom line of your operation, every day. We provide full fluids analysis testing options for oil, coolant, and fuel samples out of our state-of-the-art laboratory in Bismarck, ND.

OIL ANALYSIS – SPOT PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN
When it comes to oil testing, visual inspections are limited to the larger particles. Butler S.O.S tests can spot early signs of damaging wear metals, the condition of your oil, overall particle analysis, and identify contaminants that hurt performance (water, fuel, glycol, dirt, etc). Our technicians perform comprehensive analysis on lubricated systems (engines, transmissions, hydraulics, final drives, differentials, gearboxes, compressors).

COOLANT ANALYSIS – KEEP YOUR MACHINE RUNNING SMOOTHLY
Cooling system testing is often overlooked, but the damage that could occur from overheating won’t be overlooked or forgotten. Coolant testing is an easy check to determine whether your coolant has the right chemical balance for maximum system protection and cooling efficiency. We offer two levels of testing for coolant. The first level checks routine characteristics, whereas the second level check provides more in-depth analysis.

FUEL ANALYSIS – YOU GET OUT WHAT YOU PUT IN
Don’t forget about your diesel fuel. Poor-quality fuel can affect how your equipment performs—including abnormal wear of components, valves, valve guides, piston rings, etc. This has bottom-line impacts on your maintenance and operating costs.

OIL AND COOLANT SAMPLING HAS NEVER BEEN SIMPLER

We’ve simplified our Do-It-Yourself Sample Kits. One kit can now be utilized for either oil or coolant samples. Available for single purchase or by the case. Samples can be dropped off at your Butler store or mailed in.

1 Fluids Analysis Kit* = $17.00
1 Case Fluids Analysis Kits, Pre-Paid Postage (100 kits) = $1,500.00
1 Case Fluids Analysis Kits, No Postage (100 kits) = $1,200.00

*Pre-Paid postage included, if you choose to ship your sample.

 

Learn more about additional fluid sampling options.

LOWER YOUR COSTS WITH BUTLER S.O.S SERVICES
Are you interested in saving hundreds— even thousands—in owning and operating costs by preventing unexpected failures and unplanned downtime? Let Butler S.O.S Services reduce your owning and operating costs by leveraging our Caterpillar-branded proprietary process that turns fluids analysis data into valuable information.

ALL LABS ARE NOT THE SAME
Similar to going to the doctor for a routine checkup, Butler S.O.S Services offers the largest OEM in-house fluid sampling capabilities and uses the latest technology to assess whether your equipment is at risk for potential failure. Butler provides expert advice and performs any actions needed, all while having the backing and support of Caterpillar scientists and engineers.

We’re confident that the Butler S.O.S Services program offers more value than any other program. Let our fluids experts perform the sophisticated analysis so all you have to do is review and follow the recommended actions. By identifying excessive wear or contaminated fluids, Butler S.O.S Services has been revealing “unseen” product issues for five decades, predicting a problem before it occurs and allowing for repair before failure by leveraging scheduled repairs and downtime to fit workload.

Now, that's small!

When you’re testing fluids, you’ve got to see what operators can’t.
Concentration of elements is shown in parts per million (ppm).

For comparison, 1 ppm is like:
one drop of milk into 40 gal. of coffee;
a half teaspoon of milk into a pick-up bed of coffee;
a half gallon of milk in an Olympic-sized pool of coffee

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