Employee Perspectives: Giving Thanks


While the holiday often causes us to pause and reflect on all we should be thankful for, I must say everyday I walk out of the doors of POLARIS Laboratories® with a feeling of gratitude.

I’m grateful for our amazing customers who’ve challenged me to innovate new concepts. I’m grateful for a company who encourages me to grow both professionally and personally. I’m grateful to have a place for turning my ideas into reality. I’m grateful for a job where I always find myself learning.

Most importantly, I’m grateful that five days a week I get to spend my time working with the people that make POLARIS. We challenge each other by asking, “What can we do better?” We laugh with each other, ensuring that we never take anything too seriously. We encourage each other through long weeks and tight deadlines. And we offer each other support on those dreadful days when the coffee machine breaks down.

My heart is filled with gratitude to be a part of this amazing team – these crazy people are the best!


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Building a Championship Organization

At the root of every successful fluid analysis program is a program champion committed to success. From creating a project plan to assembling a sampling team, there are a number of actions maintenance professionals can take to maximize the value sampling provides.

A global leader in providing temperature control, temporary power generation and compressed air systems already had a robust maintenance program, but they decided to explore fluid analysis as a way to reduce downtime and costs.

With the leadership of their program champion, they developed into a reliability program saving between $750,000 to $2 million each year using fluid analysis. By documenting their process and program success, the team proved their value to their leadership team ten times over.

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Measuring Success


The success of a fluid analysis program is usually measured by the amount of money or number of assets saved. However, program success can also be measured through an organization’s compliance.

A global lubricant manufacturer partnered with POLARIS Laboratories® to provide oil analysis to their customers with the goal of ensuring product quality. Determined to prove their commitment to their customer’s success, the manufacturer hired business consultants to help showcase the value of their product and extend drain intervals using oil analysis. Providing this free service helped the company build long-term relationships with their customers based on mutual trust.

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Interested in Starting Your Fluid Analysis Program?


Change. Some people love it, some people hate it. It doesn’t matter what type of person you are, making the switch to a POLARIS Laboratories® fluid analysis program is an easy change to make.

We’ve set up our onboarding process so you can easily transfer your existing program from another laboratory or even start a brand new program.

Making the switch is easy.

Phase 1:

  • Check to make sure the test package(s) you order will give you enough information to accomplish your goals. Make sure the tests are appropriate for all of your equipment and fluid types.
  • Sign and return the proposal as soon as possible.
  • Designate one or more staff members to oversee your fluid analysis program and mentor staff during the startup.

Phase 2:

  • Submit invoicing addresses, shipping addresses, account information, packaging requirements and contact information.
  • Fill out a spreadsheet with component information for each piece of equipment. Historical sampling data can be transferred to our system so established trending isn’t lost.

Phase 3:

  • Identify and train staff on accurate sampling methods. Educate team members on the use of your fluid analysis program, HORIZON®, HORIZON Mobile and sample submission.
  • Order the sample jars, labels, mailing containers, tubing, pumps and valves needed to help you take samples. Activate our automatic resupply feature to never run out of consumable materials.
  • Establish a regular timeline to submit samples of a component and coordinate it with your PM intervals.

That’s it! Once you’ve completed these step, you’re officially a POLARIS Laboratories® partner. If you’re ready to make the switch, feel free to contact us today.

We’ll help you put this plan into action!


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Diesel Fuel Testing: Necessary or Not?


Necessary! Absolutely necessary! Diesel fuel often develops a number of common conditions. Don’t be fooled. These issues can have a serious impact on your engine’s health, causing significant damage and sometimes even engine failure.

To learn about the common symptoms of poor diesel fuel, check out the solutions sheets below. They can tell you everything from what type of issues to look for to what kind of testing package you can use to prevent future damage.

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We’ve also put together a resource you can use to determine if diesel fuel testing will provide value for your program. You can access it here. If you have any questions about the resource or diesel fuel testing, please feel free to contact us today.

We’re prepared to help you out!


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Oil Analysis 4.0: Introducing DataConnect


Introducing Oil Analysis 4.0, a new way to manage your fluid analysis! This new feature, developed by our IT and development team, automatically retrieves your latest HORIZON® data for integration, making it easier for you to analyze the health of your equipment. We call it DataConnect. 

The benefits of moving all of your information to one system are clear. Not only will it give you a better view of your maintenance program but it’ll also grant you greater flexibility so you can react quickly to your fluid analysis results. By maximizing your program’s efficiency, you’ll also be able to:

  • Better reach your business objectives
  • Increase your return on investment
  • Prove the value of your program to your leadership team

Using DataConnect, all of the information you need will be in one place. No more flipping from one program to the other. No more trying to connect the dots. Whether you need to analyze the status of your sample or view the testing data, you can do so in your own program. 

If you’re interested in using this service:

  1. Discuss with your IT team about how to take advantage of DataConnect with your existing systems.
  2. Submit your request for DataConnect by emailing custserv@eoilreports.com. Please include your IT contact so we can provide them with the details.
  3. Our IT department will then provide information about connecting your system to DataConnect.

Our IT and development team is constantly working to improve your user experience by adding innovative new functionality to HORIZON. If you have any questions about how Oil Analysis 4.0 impacts your business, please feel free to contact us at custserv@eoilreports.com.


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