7 Reasons to Choose Empire SOS Services

7 Reasons to Choose Empire SOS Services

Fluids Lab Pouring FluidsIf you don’t currently sample with Empire Fluids Lab, here are seven compelling reasons why you should start today. 


1. Get results you can trust

The SOS Services process was built by Caterpillar scientists and is backed by product engineers. Our testing standards ensure consistent quality so you receive accurate, detailed results every time. 

2. See sophisticated trend analysis

We evaluate your sample based upon complete product knowledge, fluid properties and analysis of millions of data points – with 130,000 plus samples tested each year.

3. Our experts care about your bottom line

Empire Fluids Lab can set a sampling schedule tailored to your needs, and integrate it into a robust equipment management program. Not only will you save by fixing issues before failure, you can optimize operations to control costs.

4. Enjoy complete condition knowledge

Your fluid data is integrated with other vital condition monitoring information – giving you insights into health, performance, location and more.

5. Mixed fleet? We have you covered

Today’s heavy-duty engines produce a lot of power from a small package, and cooling systems have to do more with less. Also, clients may be extending drain intervals or recycling to reduce disposal costs.

6. Testing for every type of fluid and application

Empire Fluids Lab handles oil, coolant and diesel fuel sampling for all kinds of equipment including construction, mining, aviation, municipalities, personal/individual vehicles, marine, and more.

7. Assessment of over 30 characteristics from a fluid sample

Fluids Lab Testing   Characteristics include: 

  • 20 plus wear metals and additives
  • Presence of water
  • Viscosity at 100c
  • Particle count
  • Fluid degradation
  • Fluid contamination
  • Fuel dilution
  • Presence of glycol/antifreeze
  • Total base number (TBN) and total acid number (TAN)
  • Glycol concentration
  • pH
  • Conductivity
  • Nitrite
  • Odor
  • Color and appearance
  • Oil or fuel contamination
  • Foam
  • Bacteria
  • Sediment
  • Sulfur
  • And other fuel quality and contaminants testing

Connect with the Experts

Request a sample kit or discover how Empire Fluids Lab can handle equipment management for you.

Call us at 480-633-4835.


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This article is one of a six part educational series that will give you the knowledge to protect your machinery investment with fluids analysis.

Next up:

The Case for Coolant



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