2020 Webinar Series

The below schedule reflects our 2020 Webinar Series. Each webinar will be approximately 40 minutes, includes 15-20 minutes for Q & A and is free of cost. Join us and industry experts to learn best practices program improvement, oil analysis, industry-specific topics, delivering the value through oil analysis, data management, asset reliability and much more.

Dangers of Dirty Diesel Fuel

July 14 | 11 a.m. ET

Join POLARIS Laboratories®️ product application specialist, Dave Tingey, as he discusses diesel fuel testing, sampling, cleanliness specifications and fuel quality concerns.

Topics include:

  • Diesel fuel testing
  • Best practices for taking a fuel sample
  • How to ship fuel samples for testing
  • Fuel cleanliness specifications
  • Identifying contamination concerns
  • Quality issues fuel testing can identify

How to Detect Varnish Through Oil Analysis

July 21 | 11 a.m. ET

Varnish can adhere to equipment like turbines, compressors, hydraulics, large circulation and lube systems. It can cause serious, catastrophic damage to your system leaving you with unplanned downtime, maintenance problems and even failure.

Join Elaine Hepley, Data Analysis Supervisor with POLARIS Laboratories®, and Dan Holdmeyer, Industrial Sector Manager with Chevron, and learn how varnish can enter your system, the detrimental damage it can cause and how to remediate and remove it.

Topics include:

  • What is varnish
  • How it can enter the system
  • Examples of damage it can cause
  • Utilizing oil analysis to identify it
  • Test methods used to detect it
  • Ways to remove it and save your system

Coolant Testing: 5 Reasons to Start Now

July 28 | 11 a.m. ET


Coolant Testing: 5 Reasons to Start Now by Emily Featherston

Testing your system’s coolant, along with the lubricant, provides the complete picture of what’s going on and can identify potential catastrophic engine failures. Attend this webinar, presented by POLARIS Laboratories’ Product Application Specialist, Emily Featherston, and learn five reasons why you need to test your coolant, how often you should be testing, how to incorporate coolant testing into your maintenance program and more.

Learning Takeaways

  • What benefits coolant testing can have on your maintenance
  • Importance of knowing your fluids acceptable pH level and specifications
  • How corrosion protection inhibitors can affect your cooling system
  • How to effectively identify contamination in your system

Tips for Removing Varnish from Your System

August 5 | 11 a.m. ET

If you have detected varnish within your system, it’s important to remediate and remove it as soon as possible, before it causes more damage to your system. This webinar will go into detail about what to do after you’ve discovered varnish, ways to remove it and will explore case studies during and after varnish removal.

Join Paul Sly, Technical Advisor with Chevron, and Elaine Hepley, Data Analysis Supervisor with POLARIS Laboratories® and learn ways to remove varnish, stabilize your system and prevent varnish from happening again.

Topics include:

  • Detecting varnish in industrial systems
  • Identifying varnish through oil test results
  • Varnish removal and remediation solutions
  • Stages of cleaning varnish
  • Addressing issues like water separability, oxidation stability and seal compatibility
  • Evaluating varnish removal case studies

Take Your Sampling from Zero to Hero

August 12 | 11 a.m. ET

Join POLARIS Laboratories’ reliability partner, Checkfluid, and learn more about sample valves, benefits, the cost savings they can provide your maintenance program and details on how different sample device options can help improve your sampling.

Topics include:

  • What are sample valves?
  • What are some benefits of installing them on my equipment?
  • What is involved in installing them?
  • How do sample valves work with my existing sampling supplies?
  • How reliable are sample valves?
  • What valves are best for different kinds of equipment?

Deep Dive: Understanding Coolant Formulations in Today’s Market

September 16 | 11 a.m. ET

Join POLARIS Laboratories®️ Product Application Specialist, Emily Featherston, and learn why there are different coolant formulations and the recommended testing for each formulation.

Topics include:

  • What you need to know about each main coolant formulation
  • What is nitrite-free coolant technology
  • Possible concerns with mixing different coolant chemistries
  • Test kit recommendations for each formulation

Yielding Results + Driving Program Compliance

October 28 | 11 a.m. ET

Join POLARIS Laboratories®️ Technical Business Consultant, Henry Neicamp to learn about how we gather data like compliance of your components and frequency, sample severities, shipping time and your program goals to provide you with comparative results so you can take action.

Topics include:

  • Sampling interval compliancy
  • Seeing an ROI through sample compliance
  • How to identify if your program is stacking up
  • What does a successful oil analysis program look like?
  • The importance of establishing a program champion

Looking for Past Webinars?

We encourage you to register attend our webinars live, so you can be engaged and interactive during the webinar, and get the most out of your training. But, we understand you have a lot on your plate. If you are not able to attend our live training webinars, we ensure all webinars are accessible here on our website so you can watch at any time, on-demand. Click here to access on-demand webinars.

Training Opportunities hosted by POLARIS Laboratories®®

POLARIS Laboratories®® partners with industry-leading companies to host training and workshops to provide opportunities for industry professionals to learn best practices for lubrication and maintenance.

Training and workshop events held at POLARIS Laboratories Indianapolis headquarters include a complimentary laboratory tour.

Attend this year’s maintenance conference and gain the keys to leveraging today’s technology and integration capabilities into your fluid analysis program.

Octoebr 12-14, 2020
Indianapolis, IN

Private Training and Consulting

Our classes are anything but cookie cutter. Working directly with you, our experts tailor our training to fit your team’s needs. Whether you’re new to the business or are only looking for information on coolant, our team can customize a curriculum to meet your needs.

Together, we can dramatically impact your equipment uptime. To see a full list of our services, download our Technical Business Consultant Brochure.

To learn more, contact us at

If you’re looking for a high-quality and informative training class, we can help. Our Technical Business Consultants are dynamic speakers with more than 50 years of combined experience in the field. Their wide range of expertise allows them to offer a diverse course list. With their assistance, you can determine the best way to improve your uptime and increase reliability.

We can help you organize and document an accurate and complete list of the equipment.

Our consultants will review your fluid analysis program (quarterly or monthly) and help you identify trends in program information.

We will assess your current program and provide practical recommendations for improvement.

We will provide an on-site program manager to monitor every aspect of your fluid analysis program to minimize maintenance costs and maximize asset reliability.

We can customize a curriculum specific to the needs of your application’s maintenance goals.

Field Services will help you develop a deeper understanding of reports and learn to read numerical test results. This course will cover: Required Information; Test Relationships; Trends & Triggers; Metallurgy; Setting Alarm Limits; Wear Debris Analysis; and Key Performance Indicators.

NOTE: It is recommended that attendees have prior oil analysis training or at least one year of experience working with oil analysis data.


Is your fluid analysis program effective?
Are you focusing on the right factors of your program?
What external factors should you be prepared for?

After playing the latest interactive, high-energy training opportunity for maintenance and reliability professionals, your maintenance team will be able to answer these questions.

POLARIS Laboratories® has developed a fun and team-building exercise designed for maintenance and asset management professionals called PROVE IT.

An effective fluid analysis program can help maintenance teams avoid unexpected downtime, reduce unnecessary maintenance costs and improve the overall health of its most critical assets. This interactive, team-building exercise guides maintenance professionals through the complex decision-making process involved with preventive maintenance. PROVE IT is a fast-paced game appropriate for a wide range of audiences and can be customized to fit specific situations and companies.

PROVE IT will help your team by:

  • Educating on fluid analysis
  • Providing interactive learning opportunities
  • Creating teachable moments
  • Encouraging strategic thinking
  • Promoting behavioral change
  • Helping develop program champions

In the exercise, each player represents their own company and their cards represent a fluid analysis program at one of the company’s many locations.

Focusing on five categories – fluid, technology, people, process and management – players make decisions on how to improve their overall program health and return on investment for the year.

During the course of the game, players experience how their decisions impact the bottom line of their company and are given the chance to realize how their decisions affect their program success.

Ready to play?

Our certified technical business consultants can provide your team with this training exercise. Contact for more information.