Air Compressor

Large pool of OEM trained technicians, dozens of field service trucks, extensive parts inventory

Peterson Power Systems is your source for product support for your compressed air system. Contact a service scheduler or parts counter to keep your compressors running. We provide:

  • Field service (emergency and scheduled)
  • Mobile maintenance through Customer Support Agreements (CSAs)
  • Shop service at Peterson facilities
  • OEM parts delivered through our dropbox network
  • Online parts ordering

A professional partner you can trust:

Peterson has made the investments necessary to provide the best maintenance and repair services for air compressors. We bring the right assets to the table:

  • OEM training from Atlas Copco, Caterpillar, and Sullair
  • A technician mastery path from shop, to mobile maintenance, to field service
  • Dozens of fully equipped modern field service trucks
  • A 24/7 on-call answering service with emergency dispatch
  • Continually updated records of the air compressors in our territory
  • An extensive parts inventory matched to the most common models
  • Caterpillar’s nationwide parts distribution network
  • Rental inventory from 185 CFM to 1600 CFM
  • Dispatch locations throughout our territory, including Napa Valley
  • In-house engineering and fabrication capabilities

Who we support:

We support a diverse population of customers and applications in California, Oregon and Washington.

  • Refineries and processing plants
  • Biotech
  • Construction
  • Wineries

Urgent response for emergencies:

During the recent Bay Bridge construction, one contractor was using compressed air to drive pylons. The compressor went down, threatening to delay the entire project. We were on site and repaired the unit the same day, keeping the project on schedule.

Napa Valley wineries cannot afford downtime when crushing grapes. Any delay can risk large losses of product. We have field technicians in Santa Rosa and back them with a rental inventory of 100% oil-free air compressors.

Refineries are very sensitive to efficiency and environmental compliance. From supplying dense air injection or powering the whole process, compressed air is vital to operations. Our response is geared specifically for minimizing downtime.

Maintenance typically required every 2,000 hours

  • Replace oil filter
  • Replace air filter
  • Top-off oil
  • Record volts and amps
  • Record temperatures
  • Inspect and clean controls
  • Verify and adjust controls
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Inspect starter contacts
  • Inspect safety valves
  • Inspect moisture separator
  • Inspect main drive coupling
  • Inspect all safety guards
  • Test run compressor
  • Check for excessive vibration/noise
  • Fuel inspection of inline filters/drains
  • Clean compressor

Maintenance typically required every 8,000 hours

  • Replace oil filter
  • Replace air filter
  • Replace oil
  • Replace air/oil separator
  • Record volts and amps
  • Record temperatures
  • Inspect and clean controls
  • Verify and adjust controls
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Inspect starter contacts
  • Inspect safety valves
  • Inspect moisture separator
  • Inspect main drive coupling
  • Inspect all safety guards
  • Clean scavenge lines/orifices
  • Test run compressor
  • Inspection of inline filters/drains
  • Clean compressor

Emissions

Technology to Stay in Compliance

Diesel Particulate Filters
A Diesel Particulate Filter is a filtration system designed to reduce particulate, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions. This solution can bring existing CAT 3400, 3500 and 3600 Series diesel engines into regulatory compliance.

A series of alternately blocked channels forces the exhaust gas to flow through the channel walls, where the particulates are physically captured and chemical reactions take place. Carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons are converted into carbon dioxide and water. Backpressure is reduced through a process called passive regeneration that automatically removes excess particulate matter.

  • Particulate reduction greater than 85%*
  • Carbon monoxide reduction greater than 90%*
  • Hydrocarbon reduction greater than 90%*
  • Diagnostic module for backpressure and exhaust temperature
  • Backpressure less than 18 of water (critical grade silencer)
  • Alarm notification for high pressure levels

* When properly sized, clean, operating about 300°C and using ultra low sulfur diesel fuel.

Oxidation Catalysts
Oxidation Catalysts help lower engine emissions through chemical reactions that convert carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and aldehydes into carbon dioxide and water.

A Catalytic assembly-available to suit many machine applications – is installed in place of the standard muffler. Exhaust flows through a steel housing with a specially formulated catalyst. Here, chemical reactions work to minimize machine emissions.

  • Carbon monoxide reduction up to 85 percent in engines up to 750 horsepower
  • Hydrocarbon reduction up to 60 percent
  • Particulate matter reduction up to 20 percent

Selective Catalytic Reduction
Selective Catalytic Reduction effectively removes most nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx) from engines. For CAT 3400, 3500 and 3600 Series stationary gas and diesel engines, Selective Catalytic Reduction is the most durable and reliable process to reduce NOx. This is the only aftertreatment effective for reducing NOx.

The process eliminates more than 90% of NOx emissions by injecting urea, a non-hazardous solution, into the exhaust system. At temperatures above 300°C, urea decomposes to form nitrogen and water, eliminating most exhaust emissions in the process.

  • NOx reduction greater than 90% in open loop system
  • NOx reduction greater than 95% in closed loop system
  • Continuous monitoring of atmospheric conditions and engine parameters
  • Caterpillar Warranty of one year or 8,000 hours of operation from time of sale
  • Optimum product support and system integration provided by your CAT dealer
  • Stainless steel construction for longer life
  • Limited maintenance coincides with regular engine maintenance

On-Highway Service

More Hours on the Road – Less Hours in the Shop

Finding a truck shop that’s close:

Peterson understands that truck shop locations and accessibility are vital. If you are a local carrier or vocational hauler, a shop near your yard is ideal. If you are a long-haul or transport trucker, a location along your route may be best. Peterson offers convenient locations along Highway 101 and I-5, so you can schedule service when they will be in the area.

Selecting a truck shop you can trust:

Reputation is the best form of advertising, and for good reason. People do business with partners they can trust, and trust is built over time. Reputation matters.

At Peterson, we’ve built a reputation for getting the job done right and on time. Year after year, we keep our customers on the road. We’ve built strong relationships with customers in the following industries:

  • Logging
  • Construction
  • Ready-mix delivery
  • Refrigerated loads
  • Equipment transport

Our relationships with OEMs only continue to strengthen. We’ve represented the Caterpillar brand for over 80 years. Our sister company, Peterson Trucks Inc., is an award-winning International dealer serving Northern California. The work performed by our PAR-certified technicians and the quality of our genuine Cat parts, carries a nationwide Caterpillar warranty.

We provide the services you need

Safety, reliability, legal compliance – you demand a lot from your truck. Make sure you partner with a service provider that meet you complete needs. Our full range of offerings includes the following... and more:

  • General engine service
  • General mechanical repair
  • A full range of replacement filters
  • Air conditioning service and repair
  • Dynamometer analysis and diagnostic checks
  • A full range of in-house fluids analysis
  • Fully synthetic Cat diesel oil
  • Extended-life coolant
  • Radiator repair
  • Welding and metal fabricating
  • Complete steam cleaning
  • Custom hydraulic service and repair
  • Hydraulic hose assemblies
  • Custom engineering for specialized needs
  • Smoke opacity test
  • B.I.T. inspections - tractor & trailer
  • Bumper to bumper chassis repairs
  • Full drive train repairs
  • Full in-frame and out-of-frame engine overhauls
  • Overhead adjustments (3116 mechanical, 3126/C7)
  • Overhead adjustments (3176/C10/C12/C15/3406E)
  • Overhead adjustments (C11/C13/C15/C16, 3406 B/C)

Actually getting your truck in (and back out):

The best truck shop in the world isn’t any good if you can’t get in. We’ve added a second shift in Portland to address our increasing popularity. Including Peterson Trucks, we can service your truck at thirteen locations in Oregon and California:

When can you handle it yourself?

Many of our customers can handle some maintenance and repair themselves. Quickly and accurately making this determination can pay huge dividends in reduced cost and increased uptime.

Our knowledgeable staff is happy to assist with:

  • OEM maintenance schedules for nearly all makes and models
  • Parts look-up and availability
  • Questions about warranty and product improvement letters

Efficient parts ordering:

toolbox.petersoncat.com is a portal customers can use for all our online platforms.

  • Online parts ordering
  • Service Information Services (SIS web)
  • Online document review
  • Online fluid sample reports
  • How-to videos

Our parts distribution network is second to none. We deliver more parts to more areas faster than anyone else!

  • Staffed parts counters
  • Staffed will-call counters
  • Dropbox network
  • Caterpillar regional parts distribution centers

Selecting a partner who will go the extra mile:

Large contracts, planned expansion, and unforeseen business opportunities can all push your company to the limits. Working with a scalable partner that takes the time to understand your needs can set you up for success. Here’s an example:

We serve a global leader in the aggregate and building materials industry whose local operations were growing. Together we decided that the best way to support their operations was by supplying a full time technician and parts drop box at their facility. Because of the expertise of our technician and the support provided by our business units, we perform approximately 75% of their maintenance and repairs. This frees them to focus on serving their customers.

Generator Service

Maintenance and Customer Support Agreements

Maintenance programs, repair after failure, parts, technical information

Peterson Power Systems provides quality generator service and maintenance support for your power equipment. Our team will guarantee full local product support, repair and maintenance for every component of your equipment. Our highly qualified technicians can resolve your problem in the field or at your location.

The Customer Support Agreement (CSA):

Peterson Power Systems is proud to provide the customer support agreement (CSA). CSA helps you plan for your company’s future while being kind to the environment. Continuous maintenance of your company's generator is vital in order to ensure that your standby power equipment is always working when you need it. Simply put, the CSA minimizes risk.

  • Annual Services
  • Quarterly Inspections
  • Meggar Testing
  • Load Bank Testing
  • Extended Service Coverage for up to 5 years
  • Rental Coverage Option
  • Priority Service
  • Level Payments (Monthly, Quarterly, Annually)
  • No Upfront Costs
  • No Price Increases for up to five years
  • Free Annual Customer Training
  • Scheduled Oil Sampling
  • 10% discount on additional repairs and services
  • Contingency Planning Guide and Paper
  • Green Service

We have the experience:

Our technicians service more than 2,500 contracted units a year. Our history and dedication to customer service has taught us the special considerations needed for the most common applications.

  • Standby power must be 100% reliable. Poor battery maintenance and inspection practices cause most backup power failures.
  • Cogeneration/Combined Heat and Power (CHP) packages have very high initial cost. These units require maximum uptime to achieve positive financial return and environmental benefits.
  • Industrial packages are typically found in chippers, grinders and shredders. Timing engine maintenance with hydraulic and/or mechanical maintenance can yield significant savings. Equipment failure can cause a critical loss of revenue or missing a deadline.
  • Fire pumps protect human life and safety. Failure can quickly turn to tragedy in this highly regulated application. Exact maintenance records must be kept for compliance.
  • Landfill gas power generation requires careful documentation and continual valve adjustments. This application typically has contractual production requirements to power utilities, so service timelines are very tight.

We have earned the trust:

Peterson product support representatives are experienced and provide thorough coverage to our customers. The Peterson way of doing business leads to high levels of employee and customer retention. Our staff have experience throughout California, Oregon and Washington.

Many of our customers came to us because of dissatisfaction with the service they received elsewhere. We keep our word and do not hold back from giving honest evaluations of equipment condition. Few organizations can respond with our speed or quality.

John Muir Health made a substantial investment in the form of Cat cogeneration/CHP units from us. These were installed at a hospital and serviced by supplier with very aggressive rates. Unfortunately their CHP units began to break down due to improper service after only two years. The JMH staff reached out to Peterson; we were able to repair all their units, and then we installed remote monitoring to reduce future downtime.

SOS Fluid Analysis

Protect Your Investment

Imagine if there was a way to monitor the internal health of your heavy equipment without tearing the machine down to its basic components? There is, and it’s called SOS Fluid Analysis!

Peterson’s Fluid Analysis Lab in Eugene, Oregon specializes in analyzing fluids from your equipment fleet and examining those fluids for common signs of component failure. For example, the occurrence of fine metal particles in hydraulic oil often indicates the breakdown of a hydraulic pump or another major component. If these particles are detected early enough, service technicians can replace the pump and oil and prevent further damage to the entire hydraulic system.

Fluid Analysis does far more than discover component failures, though. It’s also the best way to gauge when to replace the fluids in your machine. Broken down oil, or oil containing contaminants such as water, could lead to overheating and excessive wear of important machine components, damage that can be prevented by keeping tabs on the condition of your fluids through our analysis.

Peterson is committed to your machine’s long-term reliability, and fluid analysis is just one of the ways our highly trained staff uses technology to deliver you a quality service experience.

To learn more about our fluid analysis services, contact our team.

Marine

Marine Service On the Water

Don't get stuck in dry dock! Peterson offers marine diesel engine and genset service on the water.

Peterson Marine offers:

  • Complete marine engine service and repair, from oil changes to overhauls
  • Marine genset service
  • Marine transmission service and repair
  • Fuel polishing
  • Parts order and pickup
  • Common spare parts on hand (hoses, belts, zincs, etc.)
  • Load testing

As the certified Caterpillar dealer in the San Francisco Bay Area, Peterson offers the latest in Cat diagnostics tooling and factory-trained technicians. We can also help you qualify for Cat-sponsored financing on your service work.

Peterson Power is a green company and has won awards for pollution prevention and contamination control. You can be certain that your marine service work will be completed efficiently and cleanly.

TIER 2 Emissions Package

If you operate your vessel in California-regulated Waters, you must be in compliance with the California Harbor Craft Rule Tier 2 regulations. Compliance is not an option; it’s a requirement.

Peterson reduces your cost of meeting this requirement by offering an upgrade kit for your Cat 3500 marine engine. Cat has created kits that allow you to avoid performing a repower so your vessel can get back to work.

Extended Service Coverage for Engine Overhauls

Keep your vessel on the water longer—repair or overhaul it with Cat® Marine Bundled Repair Solutions. We have made it easy to order and easy to select. From Foundational to Optimal levels, our Bundled Repair Solutions offer flexible options for engine maintenance, or top end or major overhauls.

  • Bundled pricing to fit your budget
  • Engineered for reliable, high-quality overhauls
  • Customizable repair levels for easy ordering
  • Fast delivery
  • Parts packaged for an efficient overhaul process
  • Incorporates all the latest engineering changes
  • One-year parts warranty