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Preparing Your Program for 2019

How do you not only discover, but maximize the services and…

HORIZON Mobile Update Release

What’s New After seeing a high demand of customer requests…

Fluid Analysis: Cost vs. Price

Customers and potential customers often ask "what is the cost…

VIDEO: How to Bridge the Gap with Filter Debris Analysis

Oil filters are designed to remove contaminants and particles…

The Future of Your Reliability

We live in a connected world Do you find that your critical…

Take Action & See the Savings

Have You Taken Action? One of the most under-used and yet,…

How Gasoline Engine Technology Affects Fuel Dilution

Do you have a newer vehicle? Are your reports showing high…

Seamless Data Management Made Easy

Data from your fluid analysis program is one of the cornerstones…

How to Get Your Sample Results Faster

Are you wanting to receive your sample results and maintenance…

HORIZON® Management Reports 101

Looking for ways to evaluate, manage and get the most out of…

4 Tips to Help You Become a Sampling Pro

Since we introduced our new 3 oz. sample jar that is better equipped…

Achieving Operational Efficiency Through Program Improvement

Achieving maintenance operational efficiency requires focus,…

A Look Back: Oil Analysis Then and Now

As I look back, it is hard to believe I have now been involved…

Contamination Control After a Flood

It’s been approximately one year since Hurricane Harvey hit…

Extended Life Coolant: Why You Should Monitor Your Corrosion Inhibitors

Extended Life Coolant formulations contain organic acid inhibitors…

Are You Using the Right Test Package?

POLARIS Laboratories® offers a wide range of fluid analysis…

Summer Heat Got You Down?

Cooling systems are already burdened with high operating temperatures,…

ISO/IEC 17025: What Does it Mean to You?

In this day and age there are many internationally recognized…

Creating Customer Value with Lean

As a leading fluid analysis laboratory - we strive to meet our…

3 Ways to Achieve Program Success

Oil analysis will not and should not replace good, everyday maintenance…

Is Your Program Losing Momentum?

Maintaining a successful program comes with challenges Maintenance…

From the Expert: Effects of Varnish

Varnish is a gel-like substance that adheres to metal surfaces…

8 Tips for Setting Flagging Limits

Our customers often ask us to display the condemning limits for…

POLARIS Laboratories® + Reliable Plant 2018

POLARIS Laboratories® experienced succesful networking and visibility…

Data Extraction Made Easy

"It's not just fluid analysis, it's what you do with it" is something…

Fluid Analysis 101: 5 Tips to Collect the Best Sample

Obtaining a truly representative fluid sample from your equipment…

Elevate Your Fluid Analysis Program and Save More Equipment

Four years ago, several of my colleagues presented a proposal…

Take Five and Submit Your Sample

In the maintenance field, timing is everything. Often times,…

One Lab, Multiple Locations

POLARIS Laboratories® constantly strives to meet our customers…

What You Need to Know about ASTM D975

What diesel fuel testing do you really need? What is ASTM…

A Closer Look at ISO Codes

As industry maintenance practices continue to evolve and maintenance…

Learn How to Start Tracking Your Maintenance

So you’ve gotten your sample program set up just the way…

Fluid Analysis: A Safe Bet

Unexpected Equipment Repairs Equipment failing unexpectedly…

4 Tips for Shipping Success

Whether you're submitting oil, coolant or diesel fuel samples…

Can Your Equipment "Weather" the Cold Temperatures?

Dropping Temperatures Equals a Drop in Health Our winters…

Kick Off the New Year With A Review of Your Program

As we move into 2018, could you answer these questions? What…

It's All In The Equipment List

Did you know that reviewing and updating your overall equipment…

Out With The Old and In With Advanced Coolant Testing

"Out with the old and in with the new." To help start 2018 new…

Spend Minutes Today: Save Hours Tomorrow

In today’s world, everyone wants to get more done in less time,…

The "Aha!" Moment: How to Track Your ROI

It's safe to say it's every company's goal, no matter what…

Tips For Getting Your Sample Results Timely

We know how important it is to get your sample results back…

4 Reasons to Start the New Year Right

2018 is just around the corner, start off on the right foot and…

Compliance is Key

Being compliant is not only important to properly manage…

Battle of Base Number Testing: D2896 vs. D4739

We have two ASTM Base Number analysis testing methods: D2896…

Improve Turbine Reliability

For turbines, unexpected downtime is not an option. The importance…

Need a little more uptime in your life?

Having a strong reactive maintenance program is great if…

Ensure Your Compressors are Operational

While compressors may not be the most costly piece of equipment,…

5 Reasons for Changing Diesel Fuel Distillation

POLARIS Laboratories® is changing the way we test the distillation…

Is Your Diesel Fuel Clean?

Using clean diesel fuel is more important today than ever.…

POLARIS LABORATORIES® expands North American sales team

Michael Wells will serve as national account manager handling…

The Underwater Test: Why You Should Test Your Equipment After a Flood

Sometimes it’s hard to plan for destructive natural disasters…

Join POLARIS Laboratories® for an Interactive Training Event

Preparations for the 2017 Customer Summit are in full swing!…

Technical Business Consultant Services

With the right people, processes and technology, your company…

Customer Story: Making an Impact

Scott Arrington has been a long-time customer of POLARIS Laboratories®.…

Protect Your Gear Systems

There’s no avoiding dirt and water contamination in your…

Program Reviews

Moving beyond the individual fluid analysis report is an…

20 Minutes With... Robin McNabb

Our data analysis manager, Robin McNabb, was recently interviewed…

Finding Diesel Fuel Contamination Early

Poor fuel quality and contamination can stop engines from…

Maintenance and Reliability Program Success Is in Your Reach

Three days of networking, interactive demos, new ideas, case…

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…

Identify Issues Early

It is important to identify maintenance issues early. Mammoet,…

Compliance Yields Results

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

Why Go Advanced?

With all the choices in oil analysis today, there can be…

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…

Extend Drains with Management Reports

Management reports matter. A POLARIS Laboratories® Technical…

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…

Building a Championship Organization

At the root of every successful fluid analysis program is a…

Measuring Success

The success of a fluid analysis program is usually measured…

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…

New Equipment Needs Oil Analysis Protection

An industrial building service company makes sure to regularly…

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…

Responding to Severity Reports

No equipment is safe from the wear and tear that comes from…

Tracking Sources of Contamination

It’s no secret contamination has a negative impact on machinery.…

Optimizing Program Management

The backbone of every oil analysis program is the efficiency…

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…

Extending Component and Equipment Life

In the same way early detection is used in human health to…

The HORIZON® Mobile App is Available for Android

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

POLARIS Laboratories® Remembers Its Co-Founder, Chairman

Don Woods was a technology pioneer and leader in the oil…

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…

New European Collection & Shipping Points

National Collection Points now available in UK, Belgium &…

New HORIZON® App Feature Eliminates Paperwork

Sample submission makes sampling quicker, easier, more accurate INDIANAPOLIS…

POLARIS Laboratories® Adopts New Test Methodology

Initial pH test (ASTM D7946) available now  INDIANAPOLIS…

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…

Three POLARIS Laboratories® Customers Recognized for Generating Proven Results

Inaugural Award launched at Company’s first annual Customer…

Overcooling Is as Detrimental as Overheating

It’s common for maintenance personnel watch for conditions…

Do you value your equipment?

For Dennis Mungle, it's all about the customer. As a manager…

Is your maintenance program increasing equipment uptime?

Rendela Wenzel has been a customer of POLARIS Laboratories for…

How can championing compliance drive action?

Scott Arrington has been a long-time customer of POLARIS Laboratories.…

What drives POLARIS Laboratories each and every day?

Everything we do at POLARIS Laboratories is rooted in helping…

POLARIS Laboratories® Launches New Oil Analysis Mobile App

Take the award-winning management reporting software on the…

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…

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…

POLARIS Laboratories® CTO Mark Minges Retires

INDIANAPOLIS – POLARIS Laboratories’ Co-Founder, Partner…

Setting Limits on Fluid Properties

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

Monitoring Oil to Extend Drains

The livelihood of truck owner-operators hinges on the dependability…

Oil, Coolant and Fuel Contamination

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

Compliance Yields Results

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

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…

IBJ lists POLARIS Laboratories® as a Healthy Employer

The company was a finalist for the second straight year INDIANAPOLIS…

POLARIS Laboratories® Earns a Place on Inc. 5000 List

The fluid analysis company’s continued growth is recognized…

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…

Taking Action On Maintenance Problems Pays

Fluid analysis program reviews can identify root causes of…

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Fluid Analysis Program

Every day I consult with companies about their fluid analysis…

Avoid Catastrophic Failures

Pulling a boat out of the water for repairs is an expensive…

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…

Registration Open for Oil and Coolant Training

Fluid analysis classes take maintenance and reliability programs…