Training

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.

1-Day Lubrication Best Practices Workshop presented by Des-Case

March 14, 2019 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Indianapolis, IN | No Cost

POLARIS Laboratories® has partnered with Des-Case  as a host location for a one-day lubrication workshop. Learn what preferred lubrication practices look like and gain the tools and education to get you there.

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3-Day Machinery Lubrication Training presented by Des-Case

April 9-11, 2019 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Indianapolis, IN | No Cost

POLARIS Laboratories® has partnered with Des-Case  as a host location for a three-day machinery lubrication training. More details and registration link coming soon.

1-Day Machinery Lubrication Training presented by Des-Case

June 11, 2019 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Indianapolis, IN | No Cost

POLARIS Laboratories® has partnered with Des-Case as a host location for a one-day lubrication workshop. Learn what preferred lubrication practices look like and gain the tools and education to get you there. Registration will open soon – please check back in March.

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.

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

Click here to download a PDF of the 2019 schedule.

The Need for Clean Diesel: What’s Your Engine Worth? | Presented by Donaldson Company, Inc

February 26, 2019 | 11 AM ET | No Cost

Today’s diesel engines are designed with efficiency and low emissions in mind. High pressures to meet these objectives drive the need for fuel cleanliness levels – meaning the need for a two step filtration system has never been more important. Attend this 40-minute webinar and learn why it’s important to have clean fuel in your HPCR engine, how to extend the life of your diesel engine and eliminate fuel-related downtime.

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The Power of Particle Count | Presented by POLARIS Laboratories®

March 12, 2019 | 11 AM ET | No Cost
If you’ve ever wondered what particle count is and what it’s used for, you’re not alone. While a common test, not all maintenance professionals are aware of how the test works or how it helps them improve their reliability. Join us for this 40-minute webinar presented by POLARIS Laboratories® director of technical services, David Swanson, as he discusses particle count, how the test works and the benefits it can provide to your reliability program.

How to Save Costly Equipment: Value of Oil Analysis | Presented by Komatsu Mining Corp. Group

March 26, 2019 | 11 AM ET | No Cost

Join reliability experts from Komatsu Mining as they discuss the value of oil sampling vs. the cost of expensive mining equipment, including long walls and ranging arms – that can cost up to 120 million dollars. Learn how oil analysis has helped the company improve their costly machines’ reliability and what it takes to implement a program from a technical, personnel, customer and data perspective.

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How to Connect Your Data with Reliability | Presented by POLARIS Laboratories®

April 30,2019 | 11 AM | No Cost

Your fluid analysis data is one of the foundations of your asset reliability and maintenance program. But, are you managing it effectively?

-Are you using multiple systems to store your data creating inefficiencies?
-Are you struggling to to prove your program’s value to your leadership?
If you answered yes to these questions, you need to attend this webinar. Join POLARIS Laboratories’ application development manager as he discusses a unique, customizable integration solution for your program.

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Road Map to Oil Analysis & IIoT | Presented by Allied Reliability

April 16, 2019 | 11 AM ET | No Cost
Monitoring your machine’s condition is what keeps your operation running smoothly and prevents failure. The future of oil analysis and condition monitoring is moving toward the industrial internet of things (IIoT). Inline sensors, data integration, machine learning, artificial intelligence … where do you even begin? Join us for this 40-minute webinar and learn how to integrate your data and how IIoT, coupled with machine learning, can provide deep insight into not only current machine condition – but, future machine condition, too.

Under the Microscope: Diagnosing Equipment Problems l Presented by Parman Energy

May 14, 2019 | 11 AM ET | No Cost
Do you know what’s happening in your equipment and what’s causing wear? Analytical ferrography and micropatch laboratory testing allows you to dive deeper into the particles, contamination and evidence of wear and to diagnose problems before they can lead to catastrophic failure. Join us for a 40-minute webinar and learn how analytical ferrography, micropatch and filter debris analysis testing can be a powerful tool to determine what’s causing wear, tear and eventually failure.

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.

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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.

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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.