If you’re looking for a high-quality and informative training class, we can help. Our Technical Business Consultants are dynamic speakers with over 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.


Take advantage of our free 2017 webinars, presented by our Technical Business Consultants. You can explore the upcoming topics and register for our webinars below. A detailed calendar of all webinars is also available.

HORIZON® Management Reports that Matter

This 40 minute presentation will help you take your program beyond the individual report and help you realize the maximum benefit of your fluid analysis program through HORIZON®. We’ll help you address a number of common questions, including:

  • Are you sampling all the equipment you intended to sample and doing so at the correct interval?
  • How is your oil holding up?
  • Can you extend your drain interval or have you already overextended?
  • What is root cause failure analysis?

The next webinar is on October 6 at 11 a.m. ET and is free of charge.

Driving Compliance in an Oil Analysis Program

While many maintenance professionals understand the value of a quality oil analysis program, the negative impact of poor sample compliance is often overlooked. In this 40 minute webinar we will take a close look at the impact, focusing on how poor compliance can significantly decrease the return on investment of your program.

The next webinar is on October 20 at 11 a.m. ET and is free of charge.

The Impact of a Program Champion

In this 40 minute presentation, learn how having a Program Champion can put your maintenance program on track. Primary topics include:

  • Reducing equipment downtime
  • Reducing cost
  • Maximizing the value of your fluid analysis program

The next webinar is on November 17 at 11 a.m. ET and is free of charge.

Marketer/Distributor Best Practices for Promoting the Value of Fluid Analysis

This 40 minute presentation is designed specifically for the lubricant distributor/marketer. Learn how offering fluid analysis to your customers will:

  • Strengthen the service bond
  • Prove your product
  • Provide ‘value added and share of wallet’ benefits

The next webinar is on August 18 at 11 a.m. ET and is free of charge.

Diesel Fuel Analysis 101

From filter plugging issues to injector and pump failures, this 40 minute webinar will teach you how a proper fuel analysis program can prevent the next engine failure from occurring.

The next webinar is on September 1 at 11 a.m. ET and is free of charge.

Filter Debris Analysis

A quality filter debris analysis can help you identify the root cause of impending failures in your equipment. This 40 minute webinar is sure to be of great benefit to maintenance managers, engineers and those involved in root cause analysis.

The next webinar is on September 15 at 11 a.m. ET and is free of charge.

Coolant Analysis 101

In this 40 minute presentation, you will learn about many of the misconceptions about coolant. Questions we’ll address include:

  • Can you mix coolant types?
  • Can coolant analysis help in the root cause analysis of engine failures?
  • Why are you consistently battling coolant leaks?

The next webinar is on September 29 at 11 a.m. ET and is free of charge.

Practical Oil Analysis 101

In this 40 minute presentation, learn the basic benefits of a quality fluid analysis program. Topics include:

  • How to select the test packages to meet the goals of your program
  • How to properly pull an oil sample
  • How to read a report
  • How to take follow-up action

The next webinar is on December 8 at 11 a.m. ET and is free of charge.

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.

STLE Certification

POLARIS Laboratories® in conjunction with STLE will offer OMA I and CLS examinations at the Omni Severin Hotel following the Customer Summit. The exams will take place November 3, 2017 in the same rooms as the Customer Summit, but the test is open to the public. You will need to register and pay for the test through STLE website Registration form can be downloaded.

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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