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.

2018 Webinar Series

The below schedule reflects Q1 and Q2 webinars for 2018. Each webinar will be approximately 40 minutes and is free of cost. Join us and industry experts to learn best practices for maintenance, reliability, oil analysis, data management and more! Download the full schedule.


January 23, 2018 | 11 AM ET | 40 min | No Cost

Learn the best practices for accurately taking an oil sample in order to receive accurate testing results and recommendations. Scott Howard, Manager, National Accounts & Training with Hy-Pro Filtration, will discuss the ins and outs of pulling an oil sample, controlling contamination and proper etiquette for storing your sample.



February 21, 2018 | 11 AM ET | 40 min | No Cost

Learn how to build an effective and efficient maintenance team and take your team to the next level. Join Taki Darakos, Vice President of Maintenance with Transervice as he discusses the importance of oil analysis, the difference it can make for your maintenance team and best practices to maximize the benefits of your program.



March 6, 2018 | 11 AM ET | 40 min | No Cost

Learn how oil contamination can affect your maintenance, reliability and profitability. Jason Gerig, Business Development Manager with Chevron ISOCLEAN® will discuss the best practices for measuring particle contaminants, maximizing your component life and efforts you can take to reduce contamination.


HORIZON® 101: 7 SIMPLE WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR DATA | Presented by Brewer-Hendley Oil Co.

April 18, 2018 | 11 AM ET | 40 min | No Cost

Learn the ins and outs of our sample data management system, HORIZON. Join Ray Kurpis, Key Accounts Manager with Brewer-Hendley Oil Co. as he discusses HORIZON including the user dashboard interface, samples, equipment lists and reports and how these features can help you maximize your program and get the most out of your data.



May 15, 2018 | 11 AM ET | 40 min | No Cost

Learn best practices for interpreting oil analysis report data and what features of a sample result report mean what. John Cummins, Vice President of Product Technology with Hydrotex will discuss what you need to know in order to interpret reports correctly to ensure you are taking the correct actions on your equipment.


TBD | Presented by

June 19, 2018 | 11 AM ET | 40 min | No Cost

We are still working out a few details on our June webinar. Check back to for discussion topic and information.

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.

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Equipment List Management

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

Program Review

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

Program Assessment

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

Program Management

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.

Team Training

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

Advanced Data Interpretation

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.

Technical Business Consultants

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Henry brings more than 30 years of experience in sales and fluid analysis, lubricants and field services. For several years, Henry managed our field services program, which has generated proven results while helping companies like yours increase equipment uptime and reduce maintenance costs. Henry is an active member of STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers). He graduated from University of Illinois where he majored in General Engineering/Mining Engineering. He is a Certified Lubrication Specialist and a certified Oil Monitoring Analyst Level 1 through the STLE. Henry is based in O’Fallon, Illinois.

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Randy has more than 30 years of experience in heavy equipment maintenance and maintenance management, which includes extensive work in mining, heavy haul, construction and over-the-road fleets. He was a mine maintenance and quality control supervisor and a global business improvement team leader at AngloGold Ashanti Corporation, and he was a maintenance manager at ASAP Companies. Randy became involved in fluid analysis in 1983. He holds certifications as a Machine Lubricant Analyst Level 2 through the International Council for Machinery Lubrication and as a certified Oil Monitoring Analyst, Level 1 through the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. Randy is based in Denver, Colorado.

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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.