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Next week, two Power-Generation shows take place in the Midwest: Reliable Plant and Electric Power. RF System Lab is excited to be exhibiting among renowned companies from all over the world at both of these shows; showcasing the VJ-Advance video borescope to power-gen professionals.

Reliable Plant, which offers attendees the ability to gain insight in multiple areas of industrial lubrication, oil analysis and reliability, is taking place at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, OH on April 21-23, 2015.  The conference offers workshops, learning sessions, networking nights, and an exhibit hall packed with the latest technologies in power generation. Chad Parker, RF System Lab Sales Consultant, will be representing us at booth #822. He will be showing maintenance and reliability experts how the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope is an ideal tool for preventative and corrective maintenance.

Meanwhile, Electric Power will be taking place April 21-23, 2015 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. This will be RF System Lab’s second year at Electric Power, which promises to bring together more power generators in one place than any other conference & exhibition. Jess Kuznicki, RF System Lab borescope expert, will be presenting the VJ-Advance video borescope to power professionals at booth #346. Interested attendees can test out the ergonomic VJ-Advance and learn more about how adding internal inspections to a quality check-list can save their company time and money by helping to avoid unplanned outages.

We’re looking forward to exhibiting at both Reliable Plant and Electric Power. If you’ll be at either of these shows, make sure to stop by the RF System Lab booth to learn more about enhancing your preventative and corrective maintenance efforts with remote visual inspection.

If you go…

Reliable Plant

Venue: Cleveland Convention Center

Dates: April 21-23, 2015

Exhibits Open: Tues, April 21 at 9:30am

RF System Lab Booth #: 822

 

Electric Power

Venue: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Dates: April 21-23, 2015

Exhibits Open: Tues, April 21 at 11:00am

RF System Lab Booth #: 346

With the Aerospace Maintenance Competition quickly approaching, RF System Lab is gearing up to prepare for our first year of sponsorship for this skill-based competition. We’ve talked to many of the schools competing, who are looking forward to have a chance at winning the VJ-Advance video borescope, and have connected with fellow sponsors to spread awareness about AMC.

ARSA logo

ARSA logo

One sponsor we’d like to highlight is the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). The ARSA is a repeat sponsor of AMC and are an extremely important part of the Aviation Maintenance industry. We at RF System Lab are proud to be sponsoring AMC along with such an influential and integral association.

The ARSA produced an informational and interesting video, developed as part of the Leading Edge video series. The video was distributed to public TV stations in all 50 states and is hosted by former football coach and sports broadcaster Jimmy Johnson. This seven minute video gives a great inside look at the men and women who keep the skies safe.

You can view the video on the AVMRO website.

We look forward to co-sponsoring the Aerospace Maintenance Competition with ARSA and all the other sponsors on-board. Make sure you stop by and check out this skills competition during MRO Americas – April 14-16, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL.

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.

The 2015 MRO Americas, taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL on April 14-16, will host the Annual Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC).  AMC is a skill-based competition where teams of certified Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, international and domestic Armed Forces personnel involved in aircraft/spacecraft maintenance, and students enrolled in either FAA, EASA, CASA, or equivalently authorized schools will compete to show off their aerospace maintenance skills.

Teams of five are divided into competition categories of Commercial Aviation, General Aviation, Space, School, Military, and MRO/OEM. They then compete in a timed competition against other teams in their category by testing their knowledge and skills in 16 scheduled events that highlight the principles of the AMT and AME craft and profession.

RF System Lab is proud to be a sponsor of AMC 2015. In addition to their sponsorship, we are donating a VJ-Advance articulating video borescope to the winning team in the School category. Out of the 42 teams competing in this year’s AMC, five of those teams are made up of students working to obtain certification through aviation schools.

We are excited to be able to provide the winning students an opportunity to enhance their studies with the VJ-Advance. At RF System Lab, we understand the importance of hands-on learning and experience with tools regularly used in the aviation maintenance industry; which is why the video borescope company is thrilled to be able to provide the winning school with a VJ-Advance articulating video borescope.

Borescope expert Zack Wessels will be onsite at the competition to provide information about the VJ-Advance to interested parties. We will also have VJ-Advance video borescope demos available at booth #2943 in the MRO Americas Exhibit Hall.

More information about the Aerospace Maintenance Competition can be found at the event website. More information about RF System Lab and the VJ-Advance video borescope can be found at www.rfsystemlab.us or by calling 855-787-3091.

Our final topic for the Video Borescopes for the Casting Industry blog series is critical passageway inspections. Other blog posts in the metal casting series covered residue inspections, coating inspections, weld inspections, slag inspections, form inspections, and burr reduction. In case you missed those posts, here is a recap on the metal casting process:

Metal casting, the process of pouring metal in molten form into a mold to create a casted part, is used in a variety of applications; from art to industrial parts. Because of the need for complete precision during the entire casting process, quality control is a must. Only through a visual inspection of the internal passageways can professionals be absolutely sure that there are no defects or foreign object debris (FOD) that could cause problems down the road.

Overview of Critical Passageways:

Critical Passageways are exactly what they sound like passageways or tubes within a casted part that are critical to the function of that part. Many times, especially in the chemical processing or food and beverage industries, these passageways have chemicals or other fluids flowing through them. Those liquids must arrive at their destination in a condition that is just as pure as before they were sent through the critical passageways. Therefore, critical passageways must be 100% free of debris, residue, or other FOD that can result in mold or contamination.

Video Borescopes with a super-slim diameter are the ideal tool for internally inspecting critical passageways. High-quality articulating videoscopes allow QC professionals to snake an insertion tube into casted passageways to check for residue; without having to take anything apart. This saves both time and money, is an excellent way to confirm the condition of passageways, and helps make sure that parts are ready for the production line.

This post concludes our Video Borescopes for the Casting Industry series. Check out our past metal casting blog posts by clicking the links above. You can find out more about how the VJ-Advance video borescope is the perfect tool for inspecting all components of casted forms by visiting the RF System Lab website or by calling 888-747-6526.


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