The 52nd and 39th Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia: A Premier Event for Turbomachinery Professionals
The Turbomachinery and Pump Symposium (TPS) is an annual event that unites professionals from the turbomachinery, pump, and related sectors. Marking its 52nd and 39th year, TPS stands as a global platform fostering the exchange of ideas and technological advancements in the industry.
A Thriving Event
TPS continues to thrive due to its prominent continuing education program, dedication to workforce development opportunities, and the growth and diversification of exhibitors year after year. The event’s technical program sessions have expanded in size and scope, covering topics such as rotordynamics, compressor and steam turbine design, pump design, operation, and reliability.
The Most Innovative TPS Yet
This year’s TPS program is set to be the most successful and innovative yet, with a focus on the latest industry trends, technologies, and challenges. The event’s advisory committee, comprised of industry experts, has worked tirelessly to ensure that the technical program sessions are both informative and engaging for attendees.
TPS will feature a variety of program sessions, including short courses, lectures, tutorials, and case studies. These sessions will cover a range of topics, from the basics of turbomachinery to advanced design and analysis techniques. Attendees will be able to learn from industry leaders and experts in their respective fields from a wide array of technical sessions, including:
- Turbomachinery Design and Analysis Short Course: Engineers and designers with some turbomachinery experience will gain a comprehensive view of the design process, including cycle analysis, concurrent design process, mechanical design, and more.
- Use of High-Frequency Vibration Measurements and Analysis to Identify Rotor Rubbing Patterns in Multistage Pumps Lecture: Discover the importance of identifying the moment of contact between static and rotating wear components during turbomachinery operation to solve or minimize possible problems that can affect the functioning of the pump.
- Turbomachinery in Liquified Natural Gas Production Plants Tutorial: Explore the major turbomachinery used in LNG plants, including compressors, pumps, and gas turbines. Review their integration, operation, and application limits, and learn how to match turbomachinery for optimal service in LNG plants.
- Increasing Epoxy Grout Installation Efficiency Discussion Group: Discuss a variety of proposed topics related to grouting, including void prevention and detection, the use of specialty grouts, and management and quality control of grout pours.
Aside from the impressive technical program and exhibition hall, TPS will feature special guests who will speak on behalf of the program and its excellence. These guests will share their experiences, advice, and encouragement with attendees, providing valuable insights into the industry and its future. A few keynote speakers include:
- Dr. Michael Webber, the Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources, author, and professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, will be the welcome address speaker at TPS 2023. He has authored various scientific articles and books, including op-eds in the New York Times and features in Scientific American. With expertise in the convergence of policy, technology, and resource management related to energy and the environment, he is a highly sought-after public speaker. We are honored to welcome him to this year’s Symposia as a featured speaker.
- Dr. Marcia Cooper, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and esteemed faculty member of the Turbomachinery Laboratory will be a speaker at this year’s Women of TPS luncheon. Dr. Cooper has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the 2019 Sandia National Laboratories SPOT Award for Leadership, the 2011 Sandia National Laboratories Employee Recognition Award, and the 2009 Outstanding Women at Sandia National Laboratories award. We are honored to have her share her experiences with attendees at our Women of TPS luncheon.
- Dr. Natalie Smith is a Group Leader in the Machinery Department at the Southwest Research Institute and a speaker at this year’s Women of TPS luncheon. With 14 years of experience in turbomachinery, Dr. Smith is a proven leader in long-duration energy storage and has designed and operated first-of-a-kind laboratory-scale facilities. Her team focuses on aero-thermal fluid, system development, and techno-economic analysis for advanced power systems, long-duration energy storage, and industrial decarbonization. We are honored to have her lead our discussion this year at the Women of TPS luncheon.
Do not miss this opportunity to gain experience, network, and exchange ideas with industry professionals from around the world. Register now for TPS 2023 and join us in our pursuit of advancing turbomachinery technology through innovative research and workforce development.
Author: Kristen Clayton, Communications Specialist
ABOUT THE TURBOMACHINERY AND PUMP SYMPOSIA
The Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia is the premiere conference for rotating equipment engineers and technicians worldwide, spanning oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, power, aerospace, and water industries. The expert-selected technical program combined with an international exhibition is the perfect platform for networking with and learning from colleagues, OEMs and end-users. TPS, founded in 1972, is organized by the Turbomachinery Laboratory, a center of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and member of The Texas A&M University System.