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What’s in your coolant system?

coolantbarrel.PNGS·O·S Coolant Analysis is performed by trained Carter technicians who possess cooling system expertise, so you can count on accurate and dependable lab results, interpretations and recommendations.

It pays to monitor your coolant

The S·O·S Coolant Analysis offers a quick, low-cost way to evaluate the effectiveness of your coolant, check for contaminants, and monitor the condition of the cooling system and other major engine systems.

About 50% of all engine downtime can be attributed to cooling system problems. Higher engine operating temperatures, combined with smaller cooling systems, are placing increased demands on your coolant and equipment. Left undetected, corrosion caused by a neglected cooling system can cause costly damage and downtime. S·O·S Coolant Analysis pays for itself by providing improved efficiency, longer component life, fewer repairs and less downtime for your business.

Test Your Coolant’s Performance

With so many different kinds of coolant available, it can be difficult to choose the right one --- and even harder to know if you are getting the performance you’re paying for. Carter helps you get the information you need with two types of coolant analysis.

Level 1: Basic Coolant Maintenance Check 

Recommended every 500 to 1,000 hours. Tests glycol, pH level, conductivity, coolant additive concentrations, boiling point and freeze point.

Level 2: Comprehensive Coolant System Analysis

Recommended every 2,000 hours, or at least once a year. Tests for all items in Level 1, plus identifies metal corrosion, built-up impurities and other organic acids.

 COOLANT TESTS  LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2
 Glycol Level X
 pH X X
 Conductivity  X
 Nitrite Level X
 Odor X
 Appearance 
 Precipitate
 Foam
 Freeze / Boil Point
 Metal Corrosion (wear metals)  
 Total Hardness  
 Glycolate (Glycol breakdown)   X
 Tolytriazole   X
 Organic Acid Levels   X
 Corrosion Inhibitator Levels   X

 

 

 

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