HOUSTON, Texas (October, 2022). —Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University hosted another Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium, a vital conference designed for the industry, by the industry.
The 51st Turbomachinery and 38th Pump Symposium (TPS 2022) attracted 34 new companies to the George R. Brown Convention Center, for a total of 274 exhibiting companies. The exhibition featured full-size equipment and emerging technology and industry trends from leading turbomachinery, pump and related organizations.
One attendees touts, “If turbomachinery is at the core of your business, this conference should become an annual priority and an event that you do not want to miss. Beyond the professional development you will gain from the short courses, tutorials, exhibits, lectures, and discussion groups, is the fact that this is the place where industry leaders meet and network to share their vision for what’s coming next in the world of turbomachinery.”
There was no shortage of end users in attendance, with 3,815 unique delegates representing 44 countries to the exhibition or technical sessions, an increase from the 2021 symposium. Engineers and technicians, from novice to experienced, chose from a combination of short courses, lectures, tutorials, discussion groups and case studies. The technical program, selected by the turbomachinery and pump advisory committees and led by engineers and technicians with experience in particular disciplines, included sessions on 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 2022 will be available to the public in March 2023. Proceedings from all previous symposia are free for perusal and download at turbolab.tamu.edu/proceedings. The Call for Papers for the TPS 2023 program is now open. One- to-three page abstracts are due Oct. 21, 2022. For submission details, visit tps.tamu.edu/program/submissions/.
TPS 2022 hosted the second annual Women of TPS Luncheon. Jane Ploeger, Elizabeth Bramhall, Charli K. Matthews, and Sarah Farnand served as panelists discussing topics such as using your role to encourage gender diversity on your team, and limiting unconscious bias in the industry.
TPS 2023 is set for Sept. 26th – 28th in Houston. Short courses will be held in conjunction with the symposia on Sept. 25th. To learn more about TPS and see photos from this year’s event, visit tps.tamu.edu. To reserve exhibit space, email firstname.lastname@example.org.