The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University hosted another record-breaking Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia last week.
The 47th Turbomachinery and 34th International Pump User’s Symposia (TPS 2018) attracted 53 new companies to the George R. Brown Convention Center, for a total of 365 exhibiting companies, topping TPS 2016’s record by five companies. The exhibition featured full-size equipment and emerging technology and industry trends from leading turbomachinery, pump and related organizations. Already, 85 percent of the exhibit floor for TPS 2019 has been reserved.
4,750 unique delegates representing 45 countries visited the exhibition or attended technical sessions. Engineers and technicians, from novice to experienced, chose from a combination of 18 short courses, 18 lectures, 23 tutorials, 24 discussion groups and 32 case studies. The technical program is selected by the turbomachinery and pump advisory committees and led by engineers and technicians with experience in particular disciplines. Topics included compressors, steam and gas turbines, expanders, pumps and drivers, and auxiliary equipment such as couplings, bearings, gearboxes, dry gas seals and annular seals.
Technical content from TPS 2018 will be available to the public in March 2019. Proceedings from previous symposia are free for perusal and download at turbolab.tamu.edu/proceedings. The Call for Papers for the TPS 2019 program is now open. One- to-three page abstracts are due Monday, Oct. 22. For submission details, visit tps.tamu.edu/program.
“I am grateful to all of our authors, leaders, delegates, exhibitors and advisers who make TPS a staple event for the industry,” said Dr. Eric L. Petersen, Turbo Lab director. “I am fortunate to be a part of this unique forum, where the best in the industry come to share their expertise. I look forward to building on this experience for many more successful symposia to come.”
TPS 2019 is set for Sept. 10-12 in Houston. Short courses will be held in conjunction with the symposia on Sept. 9. To learn more about TPS and see photos from this year’s event, visit tps.tamu.edu.
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Turbomachinery Laboratory makes a vital impact on turbomachinery and related industries through research, education and professional workforce development. Visit turbolab.tamu.edu for more information.