The 43rd Turbomachinery and 30th International Pump Users Symposia (Pump & Turbo 2014) was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas on September 22 – 25, 2014. Unique registrants reached approximately 6200 people (up by over 300 from 2013), breaking the 6,000 mark for the first time in event history. Since Pump & Turbo 2012, registered attendees have increased by 13%. The annual Symposia also experienced a record-number of exhibiting companies and booths filled in the exhibit hall.
The Exhibit Hall consisted of 72,000 net square feet of exhibit space, which hosted 343 leading companies from the turbomachinery and pump industries. Companies displayed full-size equipment, cutting-edge technology and emerging industry trends.
The Symposia’s technical program included of 13 short courses, 18 lectures, 22 tutorials, 27 discussion groups, and 21 case studies led by industry experts from around the world. Topics covered included compressors, steam and gas turbines, expanders, pumps and drivers, and auxiliary equipment such as couplings, bearings, gearboxes, dry gas seals and annular seals.
The Turbomachinery Symposium began in 1971 and the Pump Symposium began in 1984. In 2011 the symposia were combined and are now held jointly every fall in Houston Texas. The Pump & Turbo Symposia has become a staple event for industry professionals and leading companies. Built on a history of success, this annual event promotes professional development, technology transfer, peer networking, and information exchange among industry professionals.
The event was organized by the Turbomachinery Laboratory, part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and The Texas A&M University System.
For more information on Pump & Turbo 2014 including the full technical program list, exhibiting company list, and more, please visit: http://pumpturbo.tamu.edu/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceedings from previous symposia are available free to download online at turbolab.tamu.edu/proc/ The technical content from Pump & Turbo 2014 will be added to this collection in March 2015.