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

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.

Reports come with an abundance of useful information about the test results from your sample – but, how do you take that information and establish solid, actionable maintenance work orders for repairs or replacements? How do you go beyond the sample report and begin taking action on the results? What is the process for our certified team of data analysts to review the laboratory’s test results and provide comments, recommendations and feedback and what does each of those mean to you, the customer?

Join Brandon VanHorn, Data Analyst III with POLARIS Laboratories®, as he discusses best practices interpreting sample data, comments, severities, comments and recommendations – so you can get the most out of your report.

Topics include:

– What information is included on a report

– How to understand sample report comments

– Process for establishing action items from data and comments

– Examples of interpreting sample reports


Have you lost an engine and wish you could have caught the problem before the point of no return? What if you could determine the root cause all together and stop future failures? Adding coolant testing to your existing oil analysis program can do exactly that. 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®️ coolant product application specialist, Emily Featherston, and learn five reasons why you need to be testing your coolant, how often you should be testing, how to incorporate coolant testing into your program and more.

Topics include:

– Benefits of adding coolant testing to your program

– Importance of pH levels and specifications

– Corrosion protection inhibitors

– Identifying contamination in your cooling system

– Ways to improve your program’s ROI


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

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.