Scan Systems’ Matt Rutledge presents at the 5th Annual American MetalMarket Steel Tube and Pipe Conference.

Matt Rutledge, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Scan Systems Corp., spoke about the advancement in technology that has helped EMI Inspections at the 5th annual Steel Tube and Pipe Conference. The conference took place on February 6th – 8th, in Houston, Texas, at the JW Marriott.

“I was excited to participate in the conference,” Rutledge says, “With over 250 companies in attendance, the conversation about the challenges and opportunities in our field was lively.”
This year the conference featured speakers from the top oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and line pipe producers to discuss the current state of the industry, its supply chain and what the energy market’s influence means to the short and long term future for steel tube & pipe.

“Like most industries, ours has benefited greatly from the overall advancements in technology. Though sometimes slow to move, there are many companies in our industry that have embraced these changes,” Rutledge says. “The huge advancements made in computing technology, from hardware to software, and the advent of solid state sensors, have given the inspection side of the industry a treasure trove of technologies that can be applied to the NDT community, allowing us to offer the industry a better inspection of OCTG tubing and casing.”

Matt Rutledge, a graduate of Sam Houston State University, has spent the last seventeen years in sales and management. Mr. Rutledge joined Scan Systems Corporation in 2008, and has spent that time working alongside some of the brightest minds in the OCTG inspection industry.

Since 1984, Scan Systems Corporation has been serving the NDE community worldwide. Scan Systems primary focus has been to research new technologies, develop sound solutions, and continually improve MFL inspection capabilities. Scan Systems has assembled a complete staff of multi-disciplined engineers, physicists and software designers, all focused on the single task of creating industry changing MFL inspection equipment for OCTG tubing and casing.

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