Polaris to provide fluid analysis for British military supplier

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Polaris Laboratories, an Indianapolis-based provider of fluid analysis services in North America, announced its partnership with United Kingdom-based AES Defence, which provides oil analysis services for more than 1,500 British military vehicles. The company’s Machine Care Plus oil sampling and analysis service monitors equipment condition and usage, identifies signs of distress and alerts appropriate personnel when maintenance action should be taken.

According to AES Defence, the Machine Care Plus service uses oil analysis to reduce support costs by pinpointing potential failures that can be caused by contamination, defective fuel injection and/or cooling systems, excessive component wear or incorrect operating or maintenance procedures. Brett Minges, Polaris vice president of sales, says the new partnership is an excellent fit.

“Quality testing and accurate test results lay the foundation for actionable maintenance recommendations that allow for planned condition-based maintenance,” Minges says. “Performing maintenance based on fluid and equipment condition rather than on predetermined maintenance intervals or usage not only identifies potential failure but saves money in unnecessary wrench time.”

Recognized for exceptional turnaround time in identifying and controlling contamination, the primary focus of the AES Early Failure Detection Centre is on the assemblies and systems fitted to British Army equipment based in the U.K., Germany, Canada and operations worldwide.

“Polaris is very proud to know that our services will be contributing to the readiness of the British Military,” says Bryan Debshaw, chief executive officer. “Our Edmonton facility is experiencing steady growth and is extremely well-positioned to accommodate the sample volume AES will add to its production.”