Program Reviews

Moving beyond the individual fluid analysis report is an…

Finding Diesel Fuel Contamination Early

Poor fuel quality and contamination can stop engines from…

Testing Your Oil Conditions

Contamination, component wear and fluid degradation make…

Schedule Sample Reports to Optimize Your Program and Save Time

HORIZON® Management Reports can be automatically delivered…

Compliance Yields Results

When equipment replacement costs hit an all-time high, a…

The 4 Biggest Engine Killers

Diesel engines are one of the most expensive pieces of equipment…

What's New: Particle Count

POLARIS Laboratories® has shaken up how we perform particle…

5 Steps for Selecting the Proper Coolant Formulation

There are many different formulations of coolant, most of…

We’re at ConExpo!

What makes ConExpo different than all other trade shows?…

Submit Your Samples Online

You’ve heard about sample submission.  You’ve heard…

Why We Love What We Do

It’s Valentine’s Day and we can’t stop thinking about…

Seven Steps to Managing an Effective Fluid Analysis Program

Managing your fluid analysis program is simple. At least…

The Benefits of Fluid Analysis for OEMs

OEMs often use fluid analysis to enhance their product offerings.…

The Why, When and How of Diesel Fuel Testing

Diesel fuel testing is important for program health. This…

Throwback to 1988

Flashback to 1988 when "Rain Man" first appeared on the silver…

Wall of Saves

One of the big focuses for the employees at POLARIS Laboratories®…

Understanding Maintenance Types

Reactive: Something just broke, we need to fix it. Preventive:…

A New Year, A New Bottle

The New Year is here and we can’t keep a lid on our excitement.…

Happy Holidays from the POLARIS Laboratories® Family

'Tis the season! Now is the time of the year where we gather…

Ordering From the Online Store

Using our online store is the easiest and quickest way to…

Q&A: Technical Business Consultants

Read this Q&A to learn how our technical business consultants,…

What is a Program Champion?

Program champions are the individuals responsible for ensuring…

Employee Perspectives: Giving Thanks

While the holiday often causes us to pause and reflect on…

Interested in Starting Your Fluid Analysis Program?

Change. Some people love it, some people hate it. It doesn’t…

Diesel Fuel Testing: Necessary or Not?

Necessary! Absolutely necessary! Diesel fuel often develops a…

Oil Analysis 4.0: Introducing DataConnect

Introducing Oil Analysis 4.0, a new way to manage your fluid…

Are You Testing for Particle Contamination?

The most common cause of equipment failure is particle…

Shipping Samples: How to Avoid Leaking Bottles

Are you seeing dark spots on your scanned sample paperwork?…

Building a Partnership

At POLARIS Laboratories® our goal is to work with you to build…

Diesel Fuel: Identifying Fuel Filter Plugging

It’s Monday morning, you walk into work and...  1. Your…

It’s Tradeshow Season

Navigating your way through the chaos of tradeshows can…

Preparing for Winter Weather

Did you know your coolant and diesel fuel can both be negatively…

2016 Customer Summit Recap

Thanks to an amazing group of speakers and sponsors, the 2016…

Engine Specific Test Packages: Basic vs. Advanced

When starting your oil analysis program, deciding which test…

How Clean Do Sample Bottles Need to Be?

There are a wide range of opinions regarding how clean an…

HORIZON®: How To Add Equipment

The HORIZON® management tool is an incredible resource for…

Two Weeks Until the 2016 Customer Summit

It’s official! We are just two short weeks away from the…

Realizing Your Return on Investment, One Step at a Time

Whether your goal is to save money on equipment repairs or…

2016 Customer Summit Keynote: Oliver Luck

Have you registered for the POLARIS Laboratories® 2016 Customer…

We’ve Crunched the Oil Analysis Numbers for You

Many companies using oil analysis know how it benefits their…

2016 Customer Summit: Featured Opportunities

We’re not lying when we say the POLARIS Laboratories® Customer…

Summer Troubles: Testing Your Coolant

Do you have problems with your equipment’s coolant? While…

How To: Lubricant Dispensing and Transferring

Learning to properly dispense and transfer your lubricants…

Dos and Don’ts of Sample Submission

In a hurry to receive your sample results? The method you…

Contamination: The troublemaker of oil analysis

Contamination in your fluid can be troublesome. Contaminants…

Register for the Customer Summit Now!

Don’t forget! The POLARIS Laboratories® 2016 Customer Summit…

The HORIZON® Mobile App is Available for Android

Android users, we didn’t forget you! After unveiling the…

Unexpected maintenance slowing you down?

Unexpected maintenance seems to always happen at the worst…

Honoring POLARIS Laboratories® Top Employees

At POLARIS Laboratories® we are lucky to have some of the…

Storing Your Lubricants to Avoid Contamination

Are you seeing unexpected contaminants in your lubricant…

Play Like a Champion Today

Picture this… It’s already September which is accompanied…

Changing Ourselves to Drive Customer Success

POLARIS Laboratories® embraces change because it is the only…

Correcting Glycol Concentration

Proper glycol levels in coolants have become necessary to control…

Monitor Biodiesel “Shelf Life” – Test for Bacteria, Fungi and Mold

The use of biodiesel and biodiesel blends is continuing to…

Overcooling Is as Detrimental as Overheating

It’s common for maintenance personnel watch for conditions…

How Clean Is Your Fuel?

Many people assume they're buying quality fuel that meets the…

Q&A with Keynote Speaker David Cripps

The 2015 POLARIS Laboratories Customer Summit has an amazing…

Test Regularly to Prevent Coolant Mixing

While every coolant formulation starts with either an ethylene…

Take HORIZON Wherever You Go with the Mobile App

I am thrilled to unveil the newest installment of our award-winning…

Online Sample Submission: Change Is Good

Submitting sample information through HORIZON® is quick,…

Condition-Based Maintenance

Preventative maintenance only occurs when a set intervals of…

Advancing Fluid Analysis with Data

Recently, POLARIS Laboratories® changed how we apply flagging…

Testing Confirms When To Extend Recommended Drain Intervals

As engine oil manufacturers continue to develop new products…

The 2015 Customer Summit

Tailor made to address your biggest challenges If you’ve…

What does your coolant color really tell you?

There was a time when we could use the color of the coolant…

New EZ Label is Available

We’ve been listening. “This form is too complicated.” “Do…

Not your run-of-the-mill conference

Customer Summit offers new approach It’s February, and they’ve…

Filter Analysis Tells You Things Your Oil Won't

Filters prevent large particles from damaging component parts,…

Turn Up the Heat on Your Turnaround Time

The speed of business has accelerated in today’s on-demand,…

The Difference One Year Makes

As POLARIS Laboratories® marks the one-year anniversary of…

Know Your Sample in a 360 View

Two weeks ago, I spent a week in San Francisco with nearly…

Setting Limits on Fluid Properties

Earlier this month, I talked about how we set limits for wear…

Oil, Coolant and Fuel Contamination

It doesn't matter if it came from outside the equipment, was…

Setting Wear Metal Flagging Limits

Our customers have a wide range of knowledge about fluid analysis.…

How We Set Flagging Limits

In the Data Analysis department, one of our key responsibilities…

Establishing Goals

Recently I visited a mine that was interested in setting…

Experience Yields Proven Results

Have you ever faced a moment in your fluid analysis program…

Testing Extended Life Coolants

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard coolant marketers,…

Fluid Analysis Is Greener than You Think

We should all be aware of the impact we as humans have on the…

Six Reasons Why Cooling Systems Need More Attention

It’s easy to think that coolant is separate from engines…

Getting What You Need from Diesel Fuel Analysis

Just like oil and coolant analysis, diesel fuel analysis makes…

Take Advantage of the HORIZON Technical Library

Are you having problems finding technical information…

Performing a Program Review

Today I want to get into the nuts and bolts of the review and…

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Fluid Analysis Program

Every day I consult with companies about their fluid analysis…

Building the Road to Fluid Analysis at CONEXPO/CON-AGG

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, the premier construction equipment,…

Weathering the Storm: The parallels of Winter and Fluid Analysis

This weekend I’m headed to Tampa Bay, Florida to join our…

Particle Cleanliness

It’s incredibly important to keep lubrication clean…