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Casey O’Tool, RF System Lab’s borescope expert, returned from his third year exhibiting at the Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia (Turbo & Pump Symposia) with one thing in mind: “I can’t wait until next year!”

turbo & pump symposia logo

Turbo & Pump Symposia Logo

The Symposia, which took place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX from September 22-25, 2014, brought together professionals from the petrochemical, process, chemical utility, and rotating equipment manufacturers from all over the world.

RF System Lab had a booth in the packed exhibit hall again this year, and Casey O’Tool said that the attendee traffic did not disappoint. “This show is one of our most successful. The attendees and fellow exhibitors are all experts in the rotating machinery maintenance/engineering industry, which is a great fit for the VJ-Advance video borescope,” stated O’Tool.

O’Tool said that Turbo & Pump Symposia is a great chance for him to catch up with current customers. He was able to chat with DOW Union Carbide, a company that is very satisfied with their purchase of three VJ-Advance video borescope units. In addition, O’Tool was able to make plenty of new connections. One of the most memorable connections was with Flowserve, a leader in the development of innovative pumps, seals and valves. O’Tool was glad to meet their courteous representatives and is appreciative for the opportunity to earn their business.

Turbo & Pump Symposia is an event that RF System Lab looks forward to every year. It is an extremely well-run tradeshow, and the location could not be more ideal. If you were not in attendance at Turbo & Pump Symposia and did not get a chance to test out the VJ-Advance video borescope, you can still try one out at your own facility! RF System Lab offers a no cost, no demo program, which you can sign up for right here. To find out more about the free borescope demo or to chat with a borescope expert, you can call the RF System Lab office at (231) 943-1171 or visit the RF System Lab website.

RF System lab was proud to participate in the 40th Turbomachinery 2011 & 27th International Pump Symposium from September 12th-15th 2011. The Symposium was held at the George R. Brown convention center in downtown Houston Texas. The show was extremely busy with plenty of potential customers who were interested in the VJ-ADV articulating video borescope. We were pleased with all the excitement centered on our new 3.9mm video borescope.

I spent some time with Mark McKind from Fusion Babbitting Co. If you have never checked out Fusion babbitting…you must check out the Fusion Babbitting website. I really enjoyed meeting the gentlemen Representing Kawasaki Power Generation. They were very intrigued with how ergonomically designed the VJ-Advance line of borescopes are … they couldn’t believe how compact, lightweight and portable the VJ-Adv borescope is when compared to other high-end video borescopes.
I was really excited to stop by the Afton Pump booth at the show. I had just received a PO from Afton for our new 3.9mm borescope on the Friday before I flew down to Houston. I wanted to thank them for their recent purchase and discuss with their engineers exactly how they used the 3.9mm articulating video borescope in their quality department to inspect the bowls in their impeller pumps so they can be 100% sure that they are free from all imperfections. There is no substitute for visual verification…that’s why video borescopes have become an indispensable tool for many Quality Control Engineers.

In all, I had a wonderful time at the Symposium meeting new customers and seeing familiar faces. I made some great contacts and would recommend this show to anyone who is interested in Turbines, Turbos, Pumps and Compressors. The next Symposium is scheduled for September 24th-27th 2012 in Houston Texas. Hope to see you there!