Training

2021 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.

Check back frequently for newly scheduled webinars and click below to stay up to date on our 2021 webinar series!

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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.

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO OIL VISCOSITY, TESTING + ANALYSIS

Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET | Free

Join Julio Acosta, Technical Business Consultant with POLARIS Laboratories®, and dive deeper into what oil analysis is and how it can be integrated into your preventive maintenance program. Learn the basics of a quality oil analysis program, the importance of testing your oil’s viscosity and how testing can improve your maintenance practices.

Presented by:

Julio Acosta
Technical Business Consultant
POLARIS Laboratories®

HOW TO IDENTIFY AND MITIGATE VARNISH IN YOUR SYSTEM

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 5 a.m. ET | Free

Varnish build up in your system can cause serious, catastrophic damage to your system leaving you with unplanned downtime, maintenance problems and even failure. It adheres to equipment like turbines, compressors, hydraulics, large circulation and lube systems causing filter plugging and micro-dieseling and eventually, serious damage.

Join a panel of industrial lubricant and fluid analysis experts to learn how varnish can enter your system, the detrimental damage it can cause and how to identify and eliminate it with fluid analysis.

Presented by:
Akash Anand, Product Manager – Industrial Lubricants, Chevron Lubricants

Paul Sly, Global OEM Industrial Sector Specialist, Chevron Lubricants

Elaine Hepley, Data Analysis Manager, POLARIS Laboratories®

THE PATHWAY TO RELIABLE GREASE COMPONENTS

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET | Free

If you’re struggling to optimize your machines’ grease use, reliability or intervals and looking for a cost-effective solution that allows you to monitor the condition of your grease – our grease reliability testing solution is for you.

Join grease product application specialist, Dave Tingey, as he discusses grease-lubricated applications, reasons to test your grease, specifics on POLARIS Laboratories® new and advanced grease testing solution, services, packages and sampling devices.

Presented by:

Dave Tingey
Product Application Specialist
POLARIS Laboratories®

CATCHING CONTAMINATION WITH FLUID ANALYSIS

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET | Free

The health and life of components is reduced when contaminants circulate through their systems. Water, solid particles, varnish and even air can lead to a decrease in drain intervals and an increase in foaming, oxidation, sludge and varnish formation—potentially causing serious damage and catastrophic failure.

Join POLARIS Laboratories’ contamination experts, Henry Neicamp, Technical Business Consultant and Elaine Hepley, Data Analysis Manager and learn about the different types of contamination, how it occurs, detecting it through fluid analysis and how to prevent it from happening.

Presented by:

Elaine Hepley, Data Analysis Manager, POLARIS Laboratories®

Henry Neicamp, Technical Business Consultant, POLARIS Laboratories®

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.

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.

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.

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.

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