Entries by POLARIS Laboratories

Ensure Uptime During Times of Emergency

With the recent demand and reliance on back-up power generators as a result of 1) the global pandemic and 2) inclement weather forcing us to work from home more, this puts stress on the power grid as well as the internet connectivity now more than ever. Ensuring your back-up power generators are reliable and up […]

Pathway to Reliable Greased Components

Receive More In-Depth Info + Achieve Reliability in Your Grease All grease samples received after March 1, 2021 will receive one of our Grease Reliability Test Packages. If you have not already received the new testing under our Grease Reliability Testing Program, your next grease sample will reflect a change in testing performed. We are […]

Determining Degradation in Your Fuel

Fuel prices have been at an all-time low, the global pandemic had slowed down the economy, winter’s grip is lessening, you have weathered 2020 … has your fuel? Fuel can degrade in storage while waiting for use and environmental conditions, water and bio duel blends can accelerate that degradation in your fuels. What Is Diesel […]

Monitor Biodiesel Content with FAME Testing

If you’re in the fuel industry, or store diesel to refuel your vehicles/machinery on site, then it’s likely you’ve heard about the increasing level of biodiesel and Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) content. What problems can it cause and how do we overcome them? Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) One of the reasons for Fatty […]

3 Simple Steps to Avoid Holiday Shipping Delays

Sample. Ship. Results. Action! The holidays are approaching faster than ever and we’ve recently heard from shipping carriers that it’s going to be a very busy holiday shipping season. Carriers all over the globe are seeing a surge in the number packages shipped daily. We know how vital your sample results are when faced with […]

New Year: New Goals | 5 Tips to Regain Your Program

The new decade started with 2020 being a year we will not soon or easily forget. Many things were thrown out of sequence and activities were either cancelled or deferred. If maintenance was one of those activities affected, the following may help in regaining control. Take an inventory of your equipment and condition Identify or […]

Elemental Analysis Testing: Add it to Your Engine Coolant Report

Is Elemental Analysis Testing Included in Your Engine Coolant Report? Do you get a physical every year? How about a routine blood test? Elemental Analysis is similar to having your blood drawn for a yearly physical. Just as the bloodwork will provide more details to your physician on how your body is functioning, the elemental […]

POLARIS Laboratories® Expands into South America Market

POLARIS Laboratories® is excited to announce our seventh laboratory location is officially open for testing. As POLARIS Laboratories® continues to grow in the global marketplace, we will now serve South America customers through our newest laboratory facility in Bogota, Colombia. Through this new laboratory, we are able to provide fluid analysis services to the same […]

Program Enrichment Review: It’s Not Just Data, It’s What You Do With It

Today’s fluid 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 […]

How to Stay Afloat: Tips to Increase the Value of Your Fluid Analysis Program

A properly executed oil analysis program delivers operational cost savings while increasing component life and reducing time between scheduled and unscheduled equipment overhauls. An oil analysis program can also address safety concerns and minimize risk to personnel and assets. The goal of an oil analysis program is to become more proactive, less reactionary and to […]