Ascend Assessment

Your roadmap to lubrication excellence.

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What is an Ascend Assessment?

The assessment provides a customized roadmap for quick wins and long-term success, along with training, KPIs and a detailed report to help you cost-justify lubrication improvements.

Ascend Assessment Deliverables

Lower costs and improve reliability

  • On-site assessment

    A 524 point on-site assessment. A Noria expert spends a full day assessing your current lubrication practices. The assessment serves as a baseline to measure program improvements.

  • Cost justification

    A financial cost justification which details an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and a five-year Net Present Value (NPV) for program improvements.

  • Online training

    Online lubrication awareness training to help get everyone on the same page with best practices and the importance of contamination control.

  • Formal presentation

    A formal presentation and report to plant leadership and management that includes assessment data, SWOT analysis, metrics and KPI recommendations and more.

  • Prioritized roadmap

    A prioritized roadmap of improvement recommendations, accessible any time via our cloud-based lubrication program manager called LubePM.

  • Design proposal

    An Engineering Design Proposal for optimizing lubrication activities at each oil and grease lubricated component in your plant.

The Ascend chart is comprised of three management rings, divided into six weighted sections, which contain 40 critical lubrication elements.

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Frequently asked questions

Why is it called Ascend?

Recommendations are built on Noria’s Ascend methodology, which aligns with the requirements of the ISO 55001 and ICML 55.1 as well. Unlike most lubrication assessments, Noria’s Ascend Assessment is comprehensive, evaluating lubricant, hardware, training and procedures. We’ll then use the collected data to assist you in establishing next steps.

How long does the process take?

The Ascend Assessment process takes three days. A Noria lubrication expert will visit your site to collect program information. On day three, you will receive your full assessment and report along with access to lubrication training.

Do I really need an assessment?

You may already know that your lube program needs improving, so it might seem that an assessment isn’t worth your time.

In fact, the Ascend Assessment is more than a simple program scoring system. It tells you exactly which changes to make first so you have a prioritized roadmap for improvements designed to deliver quick wins and long-term results.