Entries by POLARIS Laboratories

Oil Analysis + Asset Reliability

Equipment Reliability A well-applied, managed fluid analysis program becomes a major tool in maintaining your equipment in tip-top condition. While it is an additional cost, fluid analysis can pay dividends in keeping the equipment running longer, minimizing repairs and decreasing downtime. Lubricating oil is the most common of the fluids analyzed (click here to see […]

Wind Systems Magazine: How POLARIS Laboratories® helps extends the life of turbines

Lubricants are important in many industries where friction ranges from being inconvenient to financially disastrous. Making sure parts run smoothly is paramount when it comes to the smooth operation of a wind farm, and POLARIS Laboratories®, with locations around the globe, works to ensure friction and its related forces don’t impede the production of energy. […]

6 Steps to Effective Program Management

Today’s oil analysis capabilities offer a great deal more than just monitoring component health. With today’s technology, along with performing the proper tests, we can monitor the condition of the oil, see if it is suitable for continued use, reduce the amount of used oil disposal, adjust maintenance intervals and strategies, adjust component replacement schedules, […]

Why Too Much Coolant Corrosion Inhibitor Can Be Harmful

What are coolant corrosion inhibitors? Coolant corrosion inhibitors help decrease the corrosion rate of metals within your equipment and help maintain other coolant properties. The coolant manufacturers will determine the type of coolant corrosion inhibitors utilized in their product. The main types of inhibitors are: Inorganic based (IAT) Organic based (OAT) Azoles What coolant should […]

Case Study: Filter Debris Analysis

Identifying the Root Cause of Problems with Filter Debris Analysis Routine fluid analysis can help to monitor equipment conditions and extend component life. But, by going the extra step and performing Filter Debris Analysis, and other tests to analyze particles found within the filter, you can identify harmful debris, identify the root cause of the […]

Keeping Your Generators Compliant with NFPA 110

NFPA 110 The NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) Standard 110 is the standard for testing emergency and stand-by generators. This standard outlines ways to prevent the disruption of critical loads in case of emergency. The standard also lists the tests necessary to fall within compliance with the authorities who have jurisdiction (AHJ) for code enforcement. […]

Learn Why Reliability Matters

W Edwards Deming once said, “Learning is not compulsory; it’s voluntary. Improvement is not compulsory; it’s voluntary. But to survive, we must learn.” And, POLARIS Laboratories® is ready to help you learn…about the future. We partner with program champions from companies all around the globe and, together, we have helped them save more of their […]

VIDEO: How to Take a Grease Sample

Grease analysis allows you to tap into new information about your equipment health and reliability. Taking action from the recommendations on your grease analysis sample report means you can: Monitor consistency Identify contamination, oxidation and wear concentration Optimize your drain intervals Each grease analysis sample kit includes the materials you need to take a grease […]

POLARIS Laboratories® Expands Testing Capabilities

It’s here: Grease Analysis! We’ve officially expanded our suite of fluid testing and analysis capabilities to include grease – and you can start testing today. Grease analysis with POLARIS Laboratories® means: Cost-effective condition monitoring Eliminate unplanned, costly downtime Optimize your grease intervals Easy-to-use sampling devices – which need less than two grams of grease Complete […]