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For more than 30 years, the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition has proven itself as the leading drilling event in the E&P world.  SPE: The Society of Petroleum Engineers in partnership with the IADC: The International Association of Drilling Contractors, hosts several events every year, alternating annually between Europe and North America and recently expanding programming to the Middle East and Asia Pacific.  These events accelerate progress in the oil and gas industry by connecting forward-looking technical presentations to open discussion forums.  The technical program enables oil and gas professionals to see through today’s challenges and work collaboratively toward solutions that create a stronger future for an increasingly energy-driven world.  RF System Lab has attended various conferences hosted by the SPE since 2011, and 2016 marked the fourth year in attendance.

Chad Parker, one of RF System Lab’s borescope experts, was happy to enjoy the warm weather in Houston, Texas to share the groundbreaking VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope with IADC/SPE event attendees. He had the opportunity to speak with existing customers about their experience with the easy to use, handheld, fully-articulating VJ-Advance video borescope and was excited to present new customers who stopped by the booth an opportunity to get a hands-on demo of the VJ-ADV in 2.8mm, 3.9mm, and 6.9mm diameters. The VJ-ADV offers remote visual inspection capabilities to petroleum, oil, and gas professionals.

RF System Lab will be attending several conferences and exhibits around the country, so if you missed out on your hands-on demo feel free to see us at these shows:

MRO Americas – Dallas, TX: April 5-7, 2016 – Booth 3927

Cast Expo – Minneapolis, MN: April 16-19, 2016 –  Booth 1848

Electric Power – New Orleans, LA: April 18-20, 2016 – Booth 421

MOGA – Traverse City, MI: April 21, 2016 – Booth 28

Please contact one of our borescope experts directly to try the  VJ-Advance for yourself.  To make the decision process easy, we offer the industry’s only no-cost, no-obligation demo program.  Contact RF System Lab today by visiting our website or call (231) 943-1171.

The 2016 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference takes place March 1-3 in Fort Worth Texas.  This conference brings together exploration and production professionals and emphasizes advancements in worldwide drilling operations that address problematic challenges and deliver improved performance.

RF System Lab borescope expert Chad Parker is looking forward to attending this leading drilling event to showcase the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) articulating video borescope.  The VJ-ADV is easy to use with joy-stick controlled articulation and high-resolution, on-board image and video capture. Chad will be onsite in booth 424 to answer questions, provide information and hands-on live demonstrations with 2.8mm, 3.9mm, and 6.9mm diameter scopes.  The VJ Advance offers versatile, remote visual inspection capabilities to petroleum, and oil and gas professionals.

The IADC/SPE is comprised of two organizations.  The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) is dedicated to enhancing the interests of oil and gas and geothermal drilling contractors. Members of the IADC own most of the world’s land and offshore drilling units and drill the vast majority of the wells that produce the planet’s oil and gas. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit organization whose members engage in energy resources development and production.

Conference Chairperson Bill Ambrose stated “The technical, keynote, and plenary sessions will each provide insights to navigate the current low commodity price environment of our business. The distinguished speakers in our plenary session will explore the theme of “Out with the Old, in with the New” to share ideas about how we will need to adapt and evolve our technologies and practices. Topics will include well efficiency, capital deployment, and new technologies to extract energy sources. Our keynote speakers will bring perspectives from within our industry, as well as from other industries, to address the critical issues we face today.” For more information about the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, visit their website. RF System lab will be attending many tradeshows throughout the year with live demonstrations.

If you can’t meet Chad at the show but are interested in reviewing all of the features of the VJ-Advance for yourself, contact us about our no-cost, no-obligation demo program by visiting our website or call today: 231-943-1171.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has chapters across the globe. Each of these chapters hold quarterly meetings that are hosted by different ASME members. Topics include industry news and learning opportunities for the Mechanical Engineering field. This October’s meeting was hosted by the Mitsubishi Houston Repair Facility. The Houston area ASME-International Gas Turbine Technical Chapter (ASME-GTTC) is dedicated to the design, manufacture, operation, maintenance and business of gas turbine based technologies.

Not only was RF System Lab’s Sales Consultant, Jess Kuznicki, invited to attend this quarter’s chapter meeting, he was asked to put on a presentation. This makes him the first person outside of the ASME society to direct a presentation for ASME members.

Jess was able to present a detailed overview of the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope to over 40 ASME members. To cap off the presentation, all members in attendance were able to use the VJ-Advance on a fully-equipped Mitsubishi 501G power generation turbine.

When asked about the experience, Kuznicki said, “One of the reasons why I love traveling and meeting people that can benefit from borescopes is the look they have on their face when they actually get ours in their hands. They are excited to test it out. Seeing people use it on an actual turbine for the first time made the experience that much better.”

RF System Lab is proud to have been invited to this quarter’s meeting and would like to officially thank everyone at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for their kindness, hospitality, and for letting us have this great experience. We thank Mitsubishi Power Systems and the Houston ASME Gas Turbine Technical Chapter for being gracious hosts and allowing RF System Lab to show how video borescopes can be used by gas turbine professionals.

While RF System Lab cannot ship you a turbine to inspect, we can ship you a VJ-Advance videoscope to try in your facility. To learn more about our free, no-obligation demo program, visit the RF System Lab website or call 888-747-6526.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers hosts several events every year to encourage innovation and advancement within the industry. RF System Lab has attended various conferences hosted by the SPE since 2011, and 2015 marked the third year in attendance at the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

Jess Kuznicki, one of RF System Lab’s  Borescope Experts, was there to share the groundbreaking VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope with attendees. He offered those who stopped by the booth an opportunity to get a hands-on demo of the VJ-ADV in 2.8mm, 3.9mm, and 6.9mm diameters. The VJ-ADV offers remote visual inspection capabilities to petroleum, oil, and gas professionals.

RF System Lab will be attending several conferences and exhibits around the country, so if you missed out on your hands-on demo feel free to see us at these shows in October, or visit www.rfsystemlab.us to learn more about our no-cost, no-rep demo!

AEROCON – Houston, TX. October 12- 14. Booth 949.

Automotive Testing – Novi, MI. October 19-22. Booth 8044.

ASNT Annual Conference – Salt Lake City, UT. October 25-28. Booth 218.

The Quality Show – Rosemont, IL. October 26-29. Booth 518.

2,300+ exhibitors is an impressive number. Combine that with an attendee count of around 100,000, and you’ve got the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which took place last week at NRG Park in Houston, TX. Despite the turmoil that the Oil and Gas industry has been facing as of late, OTC 2015 was as well-attended as ever.

RF System Lab snagged a booth in this sold-out exhibit hall and had a great experience. While the show’s main focus is offshore drilling, there were plenty of land-based oil and gas companies present, which allowed RF System Lab’s Senior Sales Consultant, Casey O’Tool, to present the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope to maintenance professionals involved in all aspects of the petroleum industry. The lightweight, portable VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope, which runs on standard AA batteries, is a great tool for both onshore and offshore maintenance needs. Weighing in at less than two pounds, the VJ-ADV is easily transported to offshore rigs for remote visual inspection (RVI) of welds and other internal parts. The VJ-ADV’s high-resolution image capture allows maintenance professionals to confidently confirm that internal areas are free of cracks and corrosion and that welds are properly sealed.

With a show of this size, it’s nearly impossible to see everyone you’d like to, but O’Tool managed to catch up with current customers and make many new connections while exhibiting at OTC. “It was a good chance to check out some of the newest technologies available for offshore rigs, and also a prime opportunity to discuss the importance of video borescopes in oil and gas maintenance. Condition based equipment maintenance (CBM) is huge right now; using NDT methods to extend time between equipment overhauls is an efficient way to save time and money,” said O’Tool. “OTC gave me the opportunity to speak with like-minded professionals about the importance of minimizing downtime and having the proper resources to allow them to do so.”

RF System Lab would like to offer maintenance professionals in the oil and gas industry, as well as a variety of other industries, the chance to try out the VJ-Advance video borescope at their own facilities. Learn more about our no cost, no obligation demo program to see how the VJ-ADV can maximize efficiency and minimize downtime by visiting the RF System Lab website.


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