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Electric Power 2015 took place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL last month. While it is not one of the largest tradeshows that RF System Lab attends, this year’s exhibit hall was packed full of power gen professionals – both attendees and exhibitors.

RF System Lab’s Borescope Expert, Jess Kuznicki, was onsite presenting the VJ-Advance video borescope at booth #346 and had excellent feedback about this year’s show. He got the chance to connect with many end users and was happy to report that while the show is called “Electric Power,” it is a popular show for gas & nuclear power professionals as well. He was able to catch up with one of our current customers, including the representative from Duke Energy.

Another highlight from thsi year’s show was the networking event put on by Industrial Info at The Capital Grille, which was a great chance to chat with other exhibitors and attendees in a less structured setting. The complimentary meal and beverages were a nice way to end a busy day on the tradeshow floor.

If you were unable visit RF System Lab’s booth at Electric Power to test out the VJ-Advance video borescope, we’d like to offer you a chance to try out the VJ-Advance at your own facility — for free!  Click here to learn more about our no cost, no obligation demo program, or call (231) 943-1171 to speak with one of our borescope experts about your RVI needs.

We’ll see you at Electric Power 2016!

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Regional Airlines Association (RAA) Annual Conference; an exciting milestone for any industry event. RF System Lab is excited to exhibit at RAA’s 40th year on May 11-14 at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, OH.

The event is packed full of networking opportunities, educational meeting tracks, Q&As, keynote speakers, and an exhibit hall featuring airline suppliers, new technological advances, and service providers.

To kick off the conference, RAA is hosting their traditional golf tournament on Monday, May 10th as a way to network and chat with peers in the industry before the conference kicks off on Tuesday. RAA is also throwing a closing night “Journey Back to 1975” themed 40th birthday bash on Wednesday, May 13th at Pickwick & Frolic, called “Cleveland’s most vibrant and electric restaurant and club.”

After he finishes on the golf course, RF System Lab’s Chad Parker is going to be onsite at the conference exhibit hall at booth #210. We will be providing attendees with the latest advances in remote visual inspection (RVI); specifically video borescope technology. The groundbreaking VJ-Advance video borescope will also be one of the impressive products featured in RAA’s “Innovation Hour.” Stop by booth #210 for a demonstration of how the features of the VJ-Advance make RVI of aviation components stress-free. Attendees will also be able to try out the VJ-Advance for themselves and watch a live demo of an internal inspection.

Don’t miss your chance to visit the RF System Lab booth #210 starting on Tuesday, May 12th at 2:00pm for a chance to demo the groundbreaking VJ-ADV.

You can view the 2015 Regional Airlines Association Annual Conference website here.

If you go…
Venue: Cleveland Convention Center
Conference Dates: May 11-14, 2015
Opening Time: Exhibits open 2:00pm on Tuesday, May 12th.
Booth: #210

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.

Last week’s Aerospace Maintenance Competition provided an uplifting look into the future of aviation and aerospace maintenance. Fourteen teams competed in the School Division of the 2015 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC); a skill-based event that took place during last week’s 2015 MRO Americas.

Zack Wessels, RF System Lab borescope expert, was onsite at AMC for the duration of the event and was extremely impressed with the caliber of teams competing; especially the college teams. “It was great to see a high-level of teamwork and problem solving skills from the teams in the school division… it was an exciting look into what to expect from future AMTs/AMEs,” said Wessels.

RF System Lab sponsored the event and also donated a VJ-Advance video borescope that was awarded to the winning college team. After a grueling two-day competition, Salt Lake Community College was crowned the winning team for the School division. In addition to earning the title of First Place Team in the School division, Salt Lake Community College took home a plethora of prizes, including the high-quality VJ-Advance articulation video borescope.

We would like to congratulate Salt Lake Community College on their victory, as well as all the other teams who came out to compete in this year’s AMC!

For more information on RF System Lab and the VJ-Advance video borescope, visit our website or call (231) 943-1171 to speak with one of our borescope experts.

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