Coolant Testing Resources

Summer Heat Got You Down?

Cooling systems are already burdened with high operating temperatures,…

Can Your Equipment "Weather" the Cold Temperatures?

Dropping Temperatures Equals a Drop in Health Our winters…

Out With The Old and In With Advanced Coolant Testing

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

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

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

5 Steps for Selecting the Proper Coolant Formulation

There are many different formulations of coolant, most of…

Seven Steps to Managing an Effective Fluid Analysis Program

Managing your fluid analysis program is simple. At least…

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…

Preparing for Winter Weather

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

Realizing Your Return on Investment, One Step at a Time

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

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…

Dos and Don’ts of Sample Submission

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

Extending Component and Equipment Life

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

Unexpected maintenance slowing you down?

Unexpected maintenance seems to always happen at the worst…

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…

Overcooling Is as Detrimental as Overheating

It’s common for maintenance personnel watch for conditions…

What drives POLARIS Laboratories each and every day?

Everything we do at POLARIS Laboratories is rooted in helping…

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…

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…

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…

How We Set Flagging Limits

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

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…

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…