What is TPS?
46th Turbomachinery & 33rd International
Pump Users Symposia (TPS 2017)
Symposia: Sept. 12 –14, 2017 | Short Courses: Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
70,000 square feet. 5,500 attendees. 360 exhibiting companies. 40 countries.
The numbers add up to one vital industry event now surpassing 45 years: The Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia, held annually at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas.
TPS hosts the premier professional continuing education program relied upon by rotating equipment engineers and technicians worldwide, spanning oil and gas, petrochemical, power, aerospace, chemical, and water industries. The program, hand-picked by influential industry advisory committees, is led by highly-respected practitioners and leaders in their fields. Topics include maintenance, reliability, troubleshooting, instruction on emerging designs, technology, and best practices that include case studies with real-world relevance on problems-solved and lessons-learned.
At the centerpiece of TPS, a remarkable exhibit hall hosts leading international companies from across the globe. Companies and industry experts demonstrate full-size equipment and products, and share insights on current practices and future trends. Networking opportunities abound for attendees, rounding out the valuable transfer of knowledge that has become the hallmark of TPS.
The Symposia is organized by the Turbomachinery Laboratory, part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and The Texas A&M University System. The Advisory Committee Chairman is Dr. Dara Childs, Turbomachinery Laboratory Director.
Insulation Expo USA
TPS 2017 will feature an exhibition collocation with Insulation Expo USA (IEX). IEX is the first-ever major North American tradeshow covering insulation for mechanical systems in the commercial and industrial markets. IEX connects equipment manufacturers and the suppliers of sheet metal and insulation products, services and technologies with key buyers. IEX USA 2015, held in Rosemont, IL, featured 74 exhibiting companies from nine countries.
Future Symposia Dates
Symposia: September 18 – 20, 2018 | Short Courses: September 17, 2018
Symposia: September 10 – 12, 2019 | Short Courses: September 9, 2019