Fluid Analysis Services

Oil Sampling

Oil and hydraulic fluids are essential to the proper operation of heavy farm equipment. More than that, they provide highly useful insights into the health of these assets. Diagnostic tools, such as the Cat® SOSSM (Scheduled Oil Sampling) system, help technicians make informed repair decisions and pinpoint the cause of problems before they lead to unanticipated downtime.

Empire maintains a state-of-the-art fluid analysis lab capable of a wide range of diagnostic tests and troubleshooting. We recommend that all agriculture operations make fluid analysis part of their fleet's regular preventative maintenance program.

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Fluid Analysis Services for Agriculture Equipment

As wearable parts degrade, they release metals and other contaminants into a tractor or combine's oil, coolant and hydraulic fluids. By taking a sample of these fluids and testing for these contaminants, Empire technicians can identify problems that wouldn't be obvious through normal operation or testing. Furthermore, by performing these tests regularly and tracking how levels change over time, our team gains a picture of the overall health of your equipment as it ages.

Depending on the needs of your fleet, Empire will test for a variety of common fluid contaminants, including:

  • More than 20 wear metals and additives
  • Water
  • Glycol/antifreeze
  • Nitrite
  • Bacteria
  • Sediments/particulates
  • Sulfur

We can also test for pH, viscosity, conductivity, degradation and other factors related to general fuel and fluid quality. With a state-of-the-art lab and experienced technicians, we know what to look for and how to put together an appropriate testing routine for your fleet.

Common Fluid Tests

Specific testing services we offer for your fleet include:

  • Oil lab analysis
  • Coolant testing
  • Fuel testing
  • Hydraulic fluid analysis
  • Transmission fluid analysis

Different types of tests look for different factors and provide different insights into equipment health and utilization. For example, oil and coolant testing are generally done as a preventative measure, whereas our technicians may use fuel testing to identify the source of leak or contamination issue.

Trust Empire for All Your Fluid Analysis Needs

Empire offers flexible SOS fluid analysis and proper fluid maintenance for clients throughout Arizona and Southern California. We have a network of convenient drop-off locations across the region, making it easy to complete testing. Our team can show you how to collect and store a viable sample.

We can quickly process any sample and provide reliable reports with a short turnaround time. We store all data electronically for easy online access. As part of our services, we can explain how our team interprets these reports to draw conclusions about the health of your equipment. If you have any questions, one of our knowledgeable service representatives can assist.

Make regular fluid analysis part of your preventative maintenance and enjoy more reliable and efficient equipment performance, less downtime and lower service costs over the life of your key assets. To get started or learn more about how Empire can help, contact us today.

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Empire Agriculture has been part of the southwestern agriculture community since 1950.

As an Arizona-based, family owned company, we have a unique understanding of the critical role that growers play in our communities and economies.  We salute your dedication to our industry, and are committed to providing the machines, technologies and resources you need to succeed in every season.

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