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The power industry’s leading conference, Electric Power, is taking place April 1st-3rd at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Renowned companies from all over the world will be in attendance at this year’s conference, and RF System Lab is excited to be among the high-caliber attendees.

Electric Power 2014 promises “New opportunities. New ideas. New connections. New Orleans.” Some of these new opportunities and ideas include attention-grabbing keynote sessions with Brian Jancus, Director of Energy Strategy at Microsoft Corporation and Rod West, Executive Vice President & Chief Administration Officer at Entergy Corporation. The conference will also feature an executive round table and ten different learning tracks that will discuss upcoming trends on topics such as renewable energy and environmental strategy.

RF System Lab sales consultant, Jess Kuznicki, will be on site to present the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope to Electric Power attendees and is looking forward to this year’s event. When asked about the upcoming conference, Kuznicki remarked: “With the Spring outages beginning, I’m excited to see how the VJ-Advance can help provide quicker turnaround time to get everyone’s power stations up and running as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

The VJ-ADV is an ideal fit for a power generation conference such as Electric Power. A high-quality borescope is an essential tool for any power generation facility, mainly because power generation almost always involves circulating fluids, rotating equipment and high temperatures. At Electric Power 2014, let RF System Lab’s Jess Kuznicki demonstrate how the compact, portable and easy to use VJ-ADV can make the task of power generation inspections stress-free. Stop by booth #347 for a chance to demo the VJ-ADV and experience the key features – including four-way, joystick controlled articulation, image and video capture capability, and outstanding optics and image quality – that are desired by power generation maintenance technicians.

RF System Lab is excited to exhibit at this year’s Electric Power. Stop by booth #347 to meet Jess Kuznicki, sales consultant from RF System Lab starting at Tuesday, April 1st and test the ground breaking VJ-ADV video borescope yourself.

To learn more about Electric Power, view their event information here.

See the VJ-ADV in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during these dates and times:
Opening Time: Exhibits open 11:00am on Tuesday, April 1st
Conference Dates: April 1-3, 2014
Venue: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Booth: #347

We look forward to seeing you there! If you are unable to attend the conference don’t forget, you can still checkout the VJ-ADV articulating video borescopes on the RF System Lab website! For more information, call us toll free at (231) 943-1171

RF System Lab is proud to announce new customers in a wide variety of industries.  World-wide leaders in remote visual inspection, Our most recent customer list includes companies in aviation, casting, manufacturing, power generation, and more.

We are excited to add the following companies to its roster of satisfied customers.

Metro Aviation Logo

Metro Aviation Logo

One of our newest customers in the aviation maintenance industry is Metro Aviation, a company that has earned a reputation for excellence in helicopter transportation services.  While Metro Aviation mainly maintains helicopters, they sometimes work on fixed wing aircraft as well.  They recently purchased a 3.9mm X 1.5m VJ-Advance video borescope to assist with maintenance of both their fixed wing and rotor aircraft and to complete 1200-hour inspections with confidence.

Wirco Logo

Wirco Logo

A new client in the casting industry is WIRCO.  WIRCO, a casting and fabrications company, committed to providing high quality heat treat fixturing and furnace replacement parts, needed an inspection camera to complete weld inspections.  After trying out a multitude of borescopes that did not provide the image quality required for inspections, WIRCO demoed the VJ-Advance video borescope and found that it exceeded their standards.  The high-resolution image quality and on board video capture that the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope provides will significantly speed up WIRCO’s quality control process.

SAIC Motor Corporation Logo

SAIC Motor Corporation Logo

Representing the manufacturing Industry, SAIC Motor is another company among RF System Lab’s newest customers.  SAIC Motor, the largest auto group on the Chinese A-share stock market, needed a versatile, portable video borescope camera for use on their manufacturing line.  They reached out to us and purchased a 6.9mm X 3m VJ-Advance video borescope.  Weighing in at just 23oz, the lightweight, AA battery operated VJ-Advance was the perfect addition to SAIC Motor’s toolkit.

xcel energy logoAdditionally, we are excited to have a major power generation company, Xcel Energy, as a new customer.  Xcel Energy serves more than 3.3 million electric customers and 1.8 million natural gas customers all over the USA.  They will be using the VJ-Advance video borescope to assist them in their preventative and corrective maintenance.  We at RF System Lab are grateful to be an official vendor for Xcel Energy and to have the ability to assist with those efforts.

We would like to extend a thank you to these new clients, as well as all additional 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.

Power-Gen International is the largest, most respected power generation event in the world. The 2014 event took place December 8-11, 2014 in Orlando, Florida and showcased over 1,400 exhibitors, 22,000 power professionals from over 90 countries, and more than 200 of the industry’s top speakers. RF System Lab’s Senior Sales Consultant, Casey O’Tool and Sales Consultant, Chad Parker, were fortunate to be one of the 1,400 exhibitions presented at the event.

Casey and Chad were onsite to provide Power Generation Maintenance professionals the opportunity to test out the ergonomic VJ-Advance video borescope. Professionals were able to see first-hand how the video borescope’s numerous features, such as joystick-controlled 360 degree articulation and on board camera and video capture, were perfect to assist with preventative and corrective maintenance efforts – both of which are crucial in any power generation facility.

The RF System Lab representatives also had a chance to connect with current customers such as Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, SiemensNRG Energy, and Harrison Electropolishing.

This was RF System Lab’s third year attending Power-Gen International, and they are already looking forward to attending the 2015 show.  If you were unable to connect with one of our sales consultants at this tradeshow, check RF System Lab’s 2015 tradeshow schedule to find out where you can test out the VJ-Advance video borescope in the future.

RF System Lab Sales Consultant, Casey O’Tool, had only positive things to say about his experience as an exhibitor at this year’s Western Turbine Users, Inc. conference. The conference took place last month in Palm Springs, California. Highlights from this year’s Western Turbine, Inc. conference included technical presentations by industry experts on various environmental, operations and maintenance issues surrounding operations of gas turbine fired power plants and informative technical breakout sessions.

One of Casey O’Tool’s favorite featured events was the “History of Flight” themed reception on Monday evening, which took place at the Palm Springs Air Museum. O’Tool was extremely impressed with the entertainment and layout of the event, noting “they really went all out. The conference coordinators rented out the entire museum for this reception… we ate our dinners, which were delicious, in the hanger! It was definitely an experience I’ll remember.”

In addition to enjoying the History of Flight reception and the friendly and inviting conference atmosphere, O’Tool told us that best experiences he had at the Western Turbine Users, Inc. conference were all through connections that he was able to make. O’Tool got the chance to catch up with RF System Lab client Component Repair Technologies, Inc., who was also exhibiting at the show. Their representative told O’Tool that they were extremely happy with their VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) 3.9mm video borescope. Component Repair Technologies is expecting to save thousands of dollars by making the switch from an expensive high-end unit to the affordable, feature-rich, VJ-ADV.

Another connection that O’Tool values having made is with Nalco, an Ecolab company. They are a leader in water treatment processes and purification. During the conference, O’Tool received an invitation to a dinner party that Nalco put on at the Blue Coyote Bar & Grill; a southwestern restaurant in downtown Palm Springs. While attending that dinner party, he was able to meet some great representatives from NAES, an independent service provider for the power generation industry.

The Western Turbine Users, Inc. conference clearly brings together many influential representatives in the gas turbine and inspection industry. According to O’Tool, “This conference is a really good fit for us. I would recommend attending to anyone in the gas turbine inspection or electric generation inspection industry. I’m already looking forward to being present in 2015!”

If you were unable to test drive the VJ-ADV at the Western Turbine Users, Inc. conference, we would like to offer you a free trial. To make the decision process easy, we offer the industry’s only no-cost, no-obligation demo program so you can evaluate the VJ-ADV line of video borescopes in your facility doing your inspections, before you decide to buy.

For more information about RF System Lab and the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope call us at (231) 943-1171 or visit or website www.rfsystemlab.us.

The temperatures in Traverse City are still bone-chilling, but “spring” is upon us… and that means that tradeshow season is upon us. RF System Lab will be traveling all over the country (and even to Canada) during the months of April and May. The next opportunity to demo the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope is GLOBALCON 2014, presented by the Association of Energy Engineers. Globalcon 2014 will be taking place April 9-10 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ.

The Globalcon 2014 Event Logo

The Globalcon 2014 Event Logo

According to the event website, this show is “designed specifically to facilitate those seeking to expand their knowledge of fast-moving developments in the energy field, explore promising new technologies, compare energy supply options, and learn about innovative and cost-conscious project implementation strategies.” After visiting the site and learning about the opportunities that will be offered at Globalcon 2014, I second the statement above; there are definitely some thought-provoking sessions offered at this year’s show.

Some of these sessions include informative speeches, interesting workshops and a multitude of learning tracks emphasizing four areas of leading edge technology and services: Energy Management, Renewables, Alternative Energy and Onsite Generation, Lighting Efficiency, and Plant and Facilities Management. If you’re looking for a way to network while incorporating a little fun, there is a New Technologies Breakfast, the Northeast Green showcase, and tours of the Marina Thermal Facility and the Inlet District Energy Center at Revel.

RF System Lab is looking forward to network and exhibit at Globalcon 2014. Edward Thomas, who will be the sales consultant onsite at the show, noted “This show provides me with a great opportunity to catch up with previous customers such as Dresser-Rand, Honeywell, Capstone, Solar Turbines and Siemans. That, combined with the information that I will be able to obtain at some of the free workshops offered as well as the New Technologies Breakfast, make this conference one that I would not want to miss.” Thomas will be onsite at the show to provide demonstrations and answer any questions about the VJ-ADV. He is excited to show attendees how the VJ-ADV is an essential asset to any power generation facility. Plant and facility management is handled in an efficient and precise manner with the VJ-ADV’s compact and portable design, four way, joystick controlled articulation, image and video capture capability, and outstanding optics and image quality.

RF System lab is looking forward to meeting decision makers from the industry who are seeking affordable, high quality inspection tools. Stop by booth #434 and meet Edward Thomas, sales consultant from RF System Lab starting Monday, April 10th and test the ground breaking VJ-ADV Video borescope yourself.

To learn more about GLOBALCON 2014, view their event information here. If you’re interested in attending the event, GLOBALCON 2014 is offering free expo passes – take advantage of that wonderful opportunity by going right here.

See the VJ-Advance in the Atlantic City Convention Center during these dates and times:

Opening Time: Exhibits open 10:00am on Wednesday, April 9th
Conference Dates: April 9-10, 2014
Venue: Atlantic City Convention Center

Booth: #434

We look forward to seeing you there! If you are unable to attend the conference don’t forget, you can still checkout the VJ-ADV articulating video borescopes on the RF System Lab website! For more information, call us toll free at (231) 943-1171