47th Turbomachinery and 34th Pump Symposia set for Sept. 18-20, 2018

August 20, 2018
| By: Aubrey Bloom

The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University will host its 47th Turbomachinery and 34thPump Symposia (TPS), Sept. 18-20 in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Full-day short courses will be held in conjunction with the symposia on Sept. 17.

Tps Technical SessionTPS is recognized as the premiere conference for rotating equipment engineers and technicians, worldwide, spanning oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, power and water industries. Now surpassing 46 years, the symposia have remained steadfast in their founding principles: to enable interested individuals to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on a practical engineering level. TPS accomplishes this mission through two pathways:


Delegates may choose from an array of technical sessions, including full-day short courses, and lectures, tutorials, case studies and discussion groups. Technical program content is solicited from engineers and technicians who have relevant field experience to share and is hand-selected by advisory committees of industry leaders who began work on the 2018 program in October 2017.

View the technical program schedule at https://tps.tamu.edu/program/.


The symposia exhibition will feature booths from more than 350 leading companies from the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, pump and turbomachinery industries. Companies will display full-size equipment, cutting-edge technology and emerging industry trends. During a portion of the symposia, the exhibit hall will be free to the public upon completion of a free pass registration form. Free entry will be available Tuesday, 2:30 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – noon.

View the list of exhibiting companies at https://tps.tamu.edu/exhibition/.

Tps Exhibit Floor AisleTPS 2017, originally scheduled for Sept. 12-14, was postponed three months due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston and surrounding areas. Undeterred by the reschedule, TPS attracted 89 new exhibiting companies and hosted a total of 359 exhibiting companies, just one shy of TPS 2016’s record-setting 360. A total of 4,620 unique delegates representing 46 countries visited the exhibition or attended technical sessions.

“We are pleased to host another symposia—the meeting of choice for users and manufacturers of commercial turbomachinery and pumps,” said Dr. Eric L. Petersen, Turbo Lab director. “This is where the best in the industry come to share their expertise.”

 Registration remains open online and will be available onsite for paid symposia delegates. For more information on TPS 2018, including the full technical program, event schedule, exhibiting company list, registration procedures and more, please visit tps.tamu.edu.

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