Caterpillar Introduces Cat® Connect at the 14th China International Petroleum and Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition (CIPPE) in Beijing, China.

Beijing, ChinaCaterpillar Oil & Gas is pleased to announce Cat® Connect is now available for worldwide Cat oil & gas power solutions. Cat Connect is the industry’s broadest suite of integrated equipment and asset management service and solution offerings, leveraging various technologies to meet customer needs. Caterpillar will be rolling out the varied offerings in the Cat Connect portfolio on a regional basis throughout 2014. Included within Cat Connect is ProductLink™, a telematics solution enabling customers, dealers and enterprise users to remotely determine the location, operation and health of connected Cat products.  Cat Connect is now offered as a standard factory component for larger engines in the well servicing, gas compression, drilling and production applications worldwide. Customers are invited to visit the Caterpillar booth in Hall W1, Booth W1503 from March 19th to 21st at the CIPPE show in Beijing, China, to learn more about Cat® Connect offerings and technology-specific availability for the Asia Pacific region.

“Cat Connect represents a flagship collaboration through connectivity to customers and equipment to drive solutions,” Ralph Warner, Caterpillar Oil & Gas product support development manager noted. “Getting our customers’ assets connected is a crucial first step in developing the building block technologies for the next generation of products and services from Caterpillar Oil & Gas.”

Cat Connect includes solutions that help improve customers’ equipment management and productivity as well as the safety and sustainability of their overall operations. In addition to Product Link, Cat Connect utilizes a variety of technologies to connect to customer equipment. By combining these technologies with its deep domain expertise, Cat Connect includes Condition Monitoring services to provide Asset Managers with insight to emerging issues with both equipment operation and health. With this insight, Asset Managers can subsequently make informed decisions on how best to utilize available resources to proactively address operational and maintenance issues at the lowest cost and highest productivity.

Overall productivity of operations is improved through utilizing accurate and timely information to boost production with real time alerts and remote troubleshooting. Additionally, customers can use the utilization data to improve asset efficiency and enhance project performance.

Key safety benefits that can be realized through the implementation of Cat Connect are the ability to precisely track equipment locations and avoidance zones. In addition to safety, the overall sustainability of operations can specifically be upgraded by utilizing Cat Connect to make intelligent, efficient fuel solutions including Dynamic Gas Blending (DGB) substitution percentages and subsequently reduce emissions. As a result of the emissions monitoring benefit of the solution, costs are also reduced through more accurate and judicious regulatory reporting.

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About Caterpillar Oil & Gas

Caterpillar Oil & Gas, with headquarters in Houston, Texas, United States, groups all the sales and service activities for Cat oil and gas power solutions within Caterpillar Inc. Since the 1930s, Caterpillar has manufactured engines for the oilfield and today provides premier power solutions with outputs from 31 to 16,000 kW.  The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in the drilling, production, well service and gas compression segments. More information is available at: www.catoilandgasinfo.com/cippe.

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For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2013 sales and revenues of $55.656 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.

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