Training

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.

5 OIL SAMPLING TIPS YOU WISH YOU KNEW BEFORE | Presented by Hy-Pro Filtration

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.

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8 WAYS TO BUILD AN EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE TEAM | Presented by Transervice

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.

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO OIL CONTAMINATION | Presented by Chevron

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.

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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.

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DATA INTERPRETATION & WHY IT MATTERS | Presented by Hydrotex

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.

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THE KEY TO SUCCESS: IOT & RELIABILITY | Presented by ReliabilityWeb.com

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

In today’s world, technology connects everyone together, and your reliability and maintenance is no different. In this 40-minute presentation, join Maura Abad, Global Relationship Leader with ReliablityWeb.com and Director of Women in Reliability and Asset Management (WIRAM), as she discusses how utilizing IoT tools can help you connect aspects of your reliability program.

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THE UNTOLD SECRET TO EXTENDING YOUR DIESEL ENGINE’S LIFE | Presented by Des-Case

July 17, 2018 | 11 AM ET | 40 min | No Cost

Learn how a company doubled their engine rebuild interval through aggressive control of contaminants, saving more than $1 million a year on maintenance costs. Join Mark Barnes, Vice President of Reliability Services with Des-Case Corporation, for this 40-minute presentation and learn ways to extend your diesel engine, how to properly evaluate engine health and more.

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BRIDGING THE GAP: FILTER DEBRIS ANALYSIS | Presented by POLARIS Laboratories®

August 21, 2018 | 11 AM ET | 60 min | No Cost

Filter Debris Analysis bridges gap between standard testing and can determine particle size, type and wear mechanism and allows you to perform root cause analysis. Attend this 60-minute panelist-style webinar presented by POLARIS Laboratories® and learn the benefits of Filter Debris Analysis, what it can identify that standard testing cannot and how to add Filter Debris Analysis to your current program.

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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.

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 training@polarislabs.com.

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.

PROVE IT

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 marketing@polarislabs.com for more information.