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Next week, May 4-7, 2015, RF System Lab will be exhibiting at the well-known Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) for the first time.  According the the event website, the OTC Technical program covers a wide range of topics related to the offshore energy industry. Additionally, the show offers key insights by global experts on technological advances, safety and environmentally focused solutions, and economic and regulatory impacts.

The conference, which takes place annually at NRG Park in Houston, TX, has a reputation for setting a standard in the energy industry by advancing technical knowledge and scientific research; leading to enhanced competency of industry professionals.

OTC boasts one of the largest exhibit halls in the oil and gas industry. RF System Lab is excited to be one of the 2,271 exhibitors at this year’s show. Casey O’Tool, RF System Lab’s Senior Sales Consultant, will be onsite presenting the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope to offshore maintenance professionals. The lightweight and extremely portable AA-battery-powered VJ-Advance is the ideal tool for inspecting pipes and ensuring that no pitting, corrosion, cracks or other defects are occurring. Additionally, the joystick-controlled 360 degree articulation on the line of VJ-Advance video borescopes makes turbine and rotating machinery inspections stress-free.

Interested parties can test out the VJ-Advance for themselves at OTC booth #6427. Casey O’Tool will be glad to provide more information about how the VJ-Advance from RF System Lab is the perfect tool for ensuring efficient safety checks on offshore oil rigs. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you go…

Show: Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

Venue: NRG Park in Houston, TX

Exhibit Hall opens: Monday, May 4th at 9:00am

RF System Lab Booth: #6427

RF System Lab would like to announce new clients from the month of March.  The newest owners of the VJ-Advance video borescope (VJ-ADV) come from multiple industries, including automotive, aviation, and oil & gas.

One of our newest customers in the aviation industry is Island Helicopters.  This Hawaiian rotorcraft company offers both a Kauai Grand Tour and an exclusive Jurassic Falls (made famous by the Jurassic Park movies) tour.  Because their helicopters must make multiple trips each day with civilians on board, they must ensure that all parts are in top-notch condition.  The need for quality checks done with complete confidence is why Island Helicopters chose the VJ-ADV as their inspection tool.  With its lightweight portability and easy-to-use joystick-controlled articulation, the VJ-ADV was an obvious choice for making sure passengers are safe on their scenic tours.

Another VJ-Advance video borescope user is ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly traded international oil & gas company.  ExxonMobil was searching for a video borescope that was portable and easy to use for compressor inspections.  The hand-held VJ-ADV, weighing less than 2lbs, met all of the company’s requirements.  The VJ-ADV’s ergonomic pistol-grip design makes it the ideal tool for companies that value stress-free and efficient internal inspections.

RF System Lab acquired another aviation customer in March: AeroMaritime.  AeroMaritime is a Rolls-Royce Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center.  The company also performs Pratt & Whitney PW200 series field service, making the VJ-ADV an excellent tool for their inspection needs.  The four-way articulating 3.9 VJ-ADV fits seamlessly with Pratt & Whitney guide tube, which greatly assists with MRO inspections.

We are proud to have Harley Davidson, a major American motorcycle company, as a new customer in the automotive industry.  Harley Davidson is utilizing the VJ-ADV for engine inspections.  More specifically, the motorcycle company is troubleshooting problems by filming injectors while engines are running in different start-up conditions.  The VJ-ADV’s 360 articulation, slim insertion tube diameters, and on-board video recording capabilities – offered at an affordable price point – were big factors in the purchasing decision.

We at RF System Lab would like to thank these new clients, as well as many additional clients not listed here.  Companies interested in demoing the VJ-Advance video borescope can sign up for our no-cost, no-obligation demo program.  For more information on RF System Lab, please visit our company website or call 888-747-6526 to speak with one of our borescope experts.

RF System Lab is proud to announce big names in multiple industries that recently invested in the VJ-ADV. New customers include companies from industries such as aviation, power generation, railway, and chemical manufacturing.

Critical Care Medflight

Critical Care Medflight logo

The first of RF System Lab’s newest customers comes from the aviation industry. Critical Care Medflight, a certified air ambulance service provider, was sold on the VJ-ADV after an unpleasant experience with a competitor’s scope. Critical Care Medflight required a repair on their previous borescope, but when they found out that the service would cost them almost as much money as the tool itself, they decided to purchase a VJ-ADV instead. Our low-cost of ownership is just one of the reasons that Critical Care Medflight invested in the articulating VJ-ADV.

 

Sempra Energy Logo

Sempra Energy Logo

Another new VJ-Advance video borescope user is Sempra, a leader in power generation. Sempra, named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune for 2015, purchased two VJ-Advance articulating video borescopes for two very different applications. The purchase included a 5m VJ-ADV, its long length made it perfect for piping inspections, and a 1.5m VJ-ADV, which will be used for inspecting cylinders on compressors.  We are grateful to be able to call this industry leader one of their new clients.

GBW Logo

GBW Logo

 

Representing the Railway industry is GBW Railcar Services. This joint-venture between Greenbrier and Watco created one of the largest independent railcar repair shop networks on the continent.  RF System Lab is proud to know that they are utilizing the VJ-ADV for their rail needs; specifically for inspecting the integrity of welds in tank car jackets. Without a high-quality inspection tool, confirming weld integrity on tank cars would require a full-removal of the jacket, leading to much more work and additional expenses.  Additionally, RF System Lab is looking forward to connecting with GBW Railcar services at Railway Interchange, taking place in Minneapolis, MN on October 4-6 of this year.

DOW Union Carbide Logo

DOW Union Carbide Logo

RF System Lab is proud to have DOW Union Carbide as a continued VJ-ADV customer. DOW had already purchased units for multiple locations, but the VJ-ADVs were used so frequently that they required additional units. DOW relies on the VJ-ADV to confidently complete quality inspections of their chemical manufacturing equipment.

We would like to thank these clients, as well as all other new clients not listed here.  If you would like to demo the VJ-Advance video borescope, you can sign up for a no-cost, no-obligation demo program.  For more information on RF System Lab, please visit our website or call 855-787-6966 to speak with one of our borescope experts about your specific internal inspection needs.

Galveston, Texas is a nice, warm place to visit this time of year. RF System Lab’s borescope expert, Zack Wessels, was able to take a walk on the beach on his way to exhibit at the 2015 API Inspection Summit. The summit took place January 26- 29, 2015 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. This year’s conference focused on asset integrity through corrosion management, inspection, and engineering technology and brought together petroleum experts for three days of exhibits and presentations.

Zack had a great experience while presenting the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope. Not only did he get a chance to network with other exhibitors and learn more about their resources, he was able to connect with current and potential clients, and even got to catch the keynote speech by John Felmy, Chief Economist of API.

Despite the drop in price for petroleum, attendees and vendors were extremely optimistic and still showed a great interest in the VJ-Advance video borescope for internal inspections — especially in combination with access panels. These suction-like panels allow maintenance professionals to permanent and easily gain closer access to internal parts that are being inspected. They’re a great compliment to the VJ-Advance, which easily snakes through those panels to complete remote visual inspection and confirm the existence of corrosion of other defects.

The API Inspection Summit was a well-done show and RF System Lab was glad to have been a part of it. If you were unable to attend the summit and test out the VJ-Advance video borescope, you can still demo the VJ-Advance onsite at your own facility. Learn how to take advantage of our no-cost, no-obligation demo program by visiting the RF System Lab website. 

RF System Lab is looking forward to returning to the 2015 American Petroleum Institute (API) Inspection Summit.  The API Inspection Summit is taking place January 26-29, 2015 at the Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, TX.  The four-day summit is focused on asset integrity through corrosion management, inspection, and engineering technology as applicable to the petroleum industry.  According to the event website, each day focuses on presentations relevant to upstream, midstream, and downstream operation and integrity management and provides an opportunity to learn about new and existing industry codes and standards. API Inspection Summit also provides a valuable opportunity to hear about emerging trends from experts and to discuss new and existing issues in inspection and AIM technology.

Additionally, the API Inspection Summit features an exhibit hall with the newest and best technology in the petroleum industry.  Among those featured products is RF System Lab’s ergonomic VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope.  With its joystick controlled 360-degree articulation and extremely portable weight of just 23 ounces, the AA battery-powered VJ-ADV is the ideal inspection camera for any oil and gas maintenance professional.  Complete any inspection with confidence using the VJ-ADV’s high-resolution photo and video capture capabilities.

Petroleum experts can test out the VJ-ADV video borescope at the API Inspection Summit by visiting us at booth 412.  Borescope expert and Sales Consultant Zack Wessels will be on site to answer any video borescope questions and to help attendees find the best ways to complete their remote visual inspections.  Exhibits open on Tuesday, January 27at 7:30am.

If companies are unable to make it to the API Inspection Summit and want to see the VJ-Advance firsthand, there is still a chance to test the video borescope onsite at their facility.  Petroleum maintenance professionals can sign up for the no-cost, no-obligation demo program.  For more information about RF System Lab or the VJ-Advance video borescope, call (231) 943-1171.