Entries by POLARIS Laboratories

It’s More Than Fluid Analysis

You’ve made the decision to use POLARIS Laboratories® as your trusted fluid analysis provider, a great start to a successful fluid analysis program. Now are using all the features available? POLARIS Laboratories® provides more than fluid analysis. Learn about how our convenient mobile app can help you manage your program in real time. Real-Time Alerts […]

Keep Calm and Sample On

As governments try to slow the spread of COVID-19, businesses face new challenges involving logistics, shipping, border closures and quarantines. However, people are still counting on businesses like yours to continue transporting, producing, powering, mining and operating like normal. So, where does that leave you? Keep sampling, that’s what! If you are able, we encourage […]

COVID-19 Readiness at POLARIS Laboratories®

At this time, we are operating laboratories as usual and will communicate if there are any changes or if we temporarily close any laboratories. Like you, we have spent the last several weeks learning about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and how it is impacting our world. We’ve prioritized ensuring the health and well-being of our employees […]

Appearance May Not Tell the Whole Story

  Appearances can be deceiving! During every PM you need to be monitoring your cooling system. Your coolant should be clear of precipitate and have the appearance of new fluid when first put into the system. However, only monitoring the appearance may not tell the whole story of the health of the cooling system. Appearance can […]

Managing Your Fleet in Real-Time

Maintenance managers in the construction industry have more information available at their fingertips regarding the health and risk of their equipment than ever before. Real time information regarding equipment location, operating conditions, component temperatures, fault codes and a host of other telematics and on-board sensors data. This information is not just raw data, but is […]

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 […]