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:
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:
Who we support:
We support a diverse population of customers and applications in California, Oregon and Washington.
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
Maintenance typically required every 8,000 hours
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.
* When properly sized, clean, operating about 300°C and using ultra low sulfur diesel fuel.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
Efficient parts ordering:
toolbox.petersoncat.com is a portal customers can use for all our online platforms.
Our parts distribution network is second to none. We deliver more parts to more areas faster than anyone else!
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.
Maintenance programs, repair after failure, parts, technical information
The PLANit™ Customer Support Agreement (CSA):
Peterson Power Systems is proud to provide the PLANit customer support agreement (CSA). PLANit 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 PLANit™ CSA minimizes risk.
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.
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.
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.
Don't get stuck in dry dock! Peterson offers marine diesel engine and genset service on the water.
Peterson Marine offers:
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.