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. All trainings and workshops will be held at the POLARIS Laboratories® Indianapolis headquarters and include a complimentary laboratory tour.
2019 Webinar Series
The below schedule reflects our 2019 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, diesel fuel testing, delivering the value through oil analysis, data management, asset reliability and much more
Stopping Water Contamination in its Tracks | Presented by Hy-Pro Filtration
June 11, 2019 | 11 AM ET | No Cost
Water is one of the most common contaminants we see in oil and lubricants. We all know oil and water don’t mix – but did you know water contamination can lead to oxidation, aeration and eventually causing excessive wear on your machine? Join us for this 40-minute webinar and learn ways to effectively control and remove water and maintain a dry system.
Bridging The Gap: Filter Debris Analysis | Presented by POLARIS Laboratories®
June 25, 2019 | 11 AM ET | No Cost
Testing your fluid through standard testing can tell you what’s going on in your equipment and help prevent failure. However, there are limits to what standard testing (elemental analysis through Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) can tell you. Filter Debris Analysis bridges the gap between elemental analysis and Particle Count (PC) / Particle Quantifier (PQ), can determine particle size, type and wear mechanism and allows you to perform root cause analysis. Join us for a 40-minute webinar presented by POLARIS Laboratories filter debris analysis product specialist and learn the benefits of Filter Debris Analysis.
What is Filter Debris Analysis (FDA)?
How is it performed?
What can Filter Debris Analysis identify that standard testing can not?
How to interpret a Filter Debris Analysis sample report
How to implement Filter Debris Analysis into your current program
The Missing Link: Grease Testing & Analysis | Presented by POLARIS Laboratories®
July 30 | 11AM | No Cost
Grease is an expensive, yet necessary lubricant for many types of equipment and its pivotal for proper machinery lubrication and function. But, often times, we see customers testing their oil, diesel and coolant – but grease gets left behind. To allow our customers to get a complete picture of lubrication reliability and monitor all of their components, we’ve added grease testing to our suite of fluid analysis testing and analysis services. Join grease product application specialist, Dave Tingey, as he discusses grease applications, reasons to test your grease and specifics on POLARIS Laboratories® grease testing solution, services, packages and sampling devices.
Why should I be testing my grease?
What properties does the testing identify?
How do I add grease to my current program?
How is the new testing method different (and more advanced) than cone penetration and dropping point?
The Keys to Realizing Your ROI | Presented by XPO Logistics
August 20, 2019 | 11 AM ET | No Cost
Seeing overextended oil drains, an increase in engine failures and a significant increase in maintenance costs, XPO began a fluid analysis program with POLARIS Laboratories in 2017. The company soon saw their ROI steadily increase to reach a 70:1 ROI in the first year. The company not only took action on the fluid analysis results, they used HORIZON management reports to establish trends and were able to avoid costly entire engine replacements. Join the Manager of Fleet Maintenance Training with XPO Logistics as he discusses the steps the company took to realize their ROI and see the savings of fluid analysis.
Other topics include:
Why data interpretation and understanding is important
How to determine the recommendations to take action on
Best practices for training maintenance staff
How to find the root cause of problems
Identifying what is causing wear on your engine
How to realize your ROI with tracking your maintenance actions
The Overlooked Lubricant Specification and Its Cost | Presented by Chevron Lubricants
September 24 | 11 AM | No Cost
What is your dirty oil is costing you today? What damage is being caused by these oils? Often times, new oils are not clean enough. Dirty, contaminated oils lead to system failure and, for you, this means cost. Join Rebecca Zwetzig from Chevron Lubricants as she discusses the importance of lubrication cleanliness, OEM specifications and how to identify these costs in your operation.
Other topics include: – Assessing and identifying particle contamination – Proper storage tank and handling best practices – How to measure cleanliness of in-service oils on driver equipment – Meeting OEM cleanliness specifications – What to look for in oil analysis (particle count and key wear metals)
Combatting Contamination to Extend Your Oil Life | Presented by Lubrication Engineers and POLARIS Laboratories®
October 8 | 11AM | No Cost
What classifies as contamination that can be harmful to your equipment? Where do you even begin with combatting the issue and extending not only our oil’s life – but your equipment’s life, too? Join us and Paul Llewellyn from Lubrication Engineers as he discusses contamination and wear, steps to take to control it, and preventive measures you can take to keep it from happening.
Types of lubrication regimes
How lubricants become contaminated
Different types of contamination and how they occur
Maintenance strategies to combat contamination
How oil analysis can monitor changes, identify contamination and analyze conditions
What corrective (and preventive) measures to take if you experience contamination
Proper lubrication storage, handling and application practices
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.
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.
Equipment List Management
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.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.