- Buyer's Guide
Oil Purification Systems (OPS), developer and manufacturer of the OPS-1 on-board fluid cleaning system, announced on March 10 a partnership with POLARIS Laboratories to perform oil testing and analysis as part of the OPS Tru-Test Fluid Analysis program. Fluid analysis provides a snapshot of what is happening inside equipment installed with an OPS system, and allows companies to safely extend oil drain intervals, extend equipment life and minimize downtime by identifying minor problems before they become major failures.
“POLARIS Laboratories is pleased to now include Oil Purification Systems in our broad family of customers whose operational objectives focus on the maintenance and repair of heavy-duty equipment,” said Brett Minges, vice president of sales for POLARIS. “OPS provides us with the opportunity to access the class 8 truck and heavy-duty equipment segments of the transportation and construction industries, while POLARIS brings to OPS a unique blend of technician strength and market presence for OPS customers interested in maximizing existing oil drain levels.”
The OPS Tru-Test program uses fluid analysis to identify dirt, wear particles and other contaminants that can cause failure or prematurely shorten equipment life. Fluid analysis with POLARIS provides a solutions-based approach to maintenance backed by ISO 17025 A2LA accreditation – the highest level of quality attainable by a testing laboratory. This ensures that fluid analysis results are accurate, repeatable and traceable to a standard, and that all maintenance recommendations are useful and actionable. The Tru-Test program also allows OPS customers to access testing analysis and results quickly using POLARIS’ HORIZON™ software. This online reporting site provides customers with data analysis reports almost immediately after the lab processes a sample and interprets the results.
“OPS prides itself on providing best-in-class customer service, and fluid analysis is one additional way that we can go above and beyond just providing quality products,” said Greg Slawson, chief operating officer for OPS. “Fluid testing and analysis is an extremely important factor for customers using the OPS-1 system. Partnering with POLARIS means that we can be confident our customers are testing with a state-of-the-art laboratory, and has the highest possible level of accreditation.”
About POLARIS Laboratories
POLARIS Laboratories LLC provides complete testing and analysis for oils, fuels, coolants and water-based fluids. Its customer base is diverse with a heavy emphasis on the transportation, industrial, oil and gas, off-highway and power generation industries. Headquartered in Indianapolis since 1999, POLARIS has grown from a staff of five, to over 120 employees with laboratories also located in Houston; Salt Lake City; and Edmonton, Alberta. State-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, highly skilled laboratory technicians and data analysis and an international team of technical sales and service professionals have positioned POLARIS at the forefront of the oil analysis industry.
About Oil Purification Systems
Oil Purification Systems Inc. manufactures a family of fluid cleaning products, including the OPS-1 on board fluid cleaning system, which removes the solid and liquid contaminants from engine oil, virtually eliminating the need for routine oil changes. The OPS-1 is used by hundreds of fleets on thousands of vehicles and generators in trucking, busing, construction, mining and many other applications. OPS-1 users have dramatically reduced oil consumption, cut oil maintenance costs by 80 percent, and extended equipment life. OPS-1 is also an effective solution for corporate environmental sustainability programs. Founded in 2002, OPS is headquartered in Shelton, Conn., and has production facilities in Waterbury, Conn.