Inaugural Award launched at Company’s first annual Customer Summit
INDIANAPOLIS – POLARIS Laboratories® is announcing the finalists and winner of its inaugural Program Champion Award. These companies demonstrate all the elements of a successful oil analysis program, including an internal expert to drive action and achieve goals.
Recognized at the company’s exclusive 2015 Customer Summit in Indianapolis, the companies presented the 2015 Program Champion Awards by POLARIS Laboratories® are:
- Arch Coal, Inc. – Champion
- Lehigh Hanson – Finalist
- Southwestern Energy – Finalist
“When companies commit to an oil analysis program, they are actually committing to saving more of their equipment,” POLARIS Laboratories® Chief Executive Officer Bryan Debshaw said. “But programs can ensure significant savings and increased equipment uptime when they position a program champion. Those champions add value to the overall program by increasing internal visibility, securing top management support and generating results.”
Arch Coal, Inc., the second-largest coal producer in the U.S., was awarded the Program Champion Award for its commitment to proactive maintenance. The company uses oil analysis as their primary predictive maintenance resource in order to plan and schedule maintenance. In addition, the company communicates regularly with POLARIS Laboratories®, takes action on test results and follows up with data analysis.
Lehigh Hanson was named a finalist for leveraging oil analysis throughout their maintenance program. They use test results and recommendations to increase uptime and reduce the severity of problems developing within their equipment. The cement, aggregate and building materials company works with management to set goals and develop an oil analysis program to help accomplish those goals. Lehigh Hanson has consistently saved time and money through the use of oil analysis.
Natural gas and oil producer Southwestern Energy earned their finalist status for their deep understanding of their machinery’s operating condition. Their staff uses predictive maintenance practices to ensure equipment remains operational and continue the company’s industry-leading run time standard. Oil analysis sampling, analysis and recommendations are used to reduce wear before it happens and head off potential equipment failure.