Turbo Lab’s 43rd Turbomachinery & 30th Pump Symposia sets attendance record

October 6, 2014
| By: Aubrey Bloom

A record-breaking 6,200 people registered for the recent 43rd Turbomachinery and 30th International Pump Users Symposia, which was organized by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Turbomachinery Laboratory and The Texas A&M University System. The event was held Sept. 22 – 25 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Registered attendance exceeded the 6,000 mark for the first time in event history. Since 2012, the number of attendees has increased by 13 percent. The annual symposia also attracted a record-number of exhibiting companies and booths. More than 340 leading companies from the turbomachinery and pump industries 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 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. 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.

For more information on Pump & Turbo 2014 including the full technical program list, exhibiting company list, and more, email info@turbo-lab.tamu.edu. Proceedings from previous symposia are available free to download online http://turbolab.tamu.edu/proc/. The technical content from Pump & Turbo 2014 will be added to this collection in March 2015.

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