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Turbo Lab’s 44th Turbomachinery & 31st Pump Symposia brought quality and saw great success

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Turbo Lab’s 44th Turbomachinery & 31st Pump Symposia brought quality and saw great success

The 44th Turbomachinery & 31st International Pump Users Symposia (TPS 2015) was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas on September 14-17, 2015. The annual event saw 5,542 unique attendees representing 48 countries and a record-breaking 350 exhibiting companies. As with previous installments, TPS 2015 proved to be a high-quality event for everyone involved.

The Exhibit Hall comprised 71,100 net square feet of exhibit space, which hosted 350 leading companies from the turbomachinery and pump industries (up from 343 companies in 2014). Companies displayed fullsize equipment, cutting-edge technology and emerging industry trends. Highly qualified technical personnel were on hand to address business needs of attendees, and exhibitors enjoyed the opportunity to support current customers as well as form positive business relationships with new clients. During the event, exhibit space selection took place for next year’s event; the TPS 2016 floor plan is currently 85% booked.

In addition to visiting the exhibit hall, Symposia attendees participated in a combination of 16 short courses, 20 lectures, 19 tutorials, 27 discussion groups, and 18 case studies led by industry experts from around the world. Topics covered included: compressors, steam and gas turbines, expanders, pumps and drivers, and auxiliary equipment such as couplings, bearings, gearboxes, dry gas seals and annular seals. Attendees engaged in industry related topics leading to a quality exchange of technical knowledge.

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, Texas. TPS 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.

The event was organized by the Turbomachinery Laboratory, part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and The Texas A&M University System.

For more information on TPS 2015, including the full technical program list, exhibiting company list, and more, please visit or email Proceedings from previous symposia are available to freely download online at The technical content from TPS 2015 will be added to this collection in March 2016.

Make plans to attend TPS 2016. The annual event will be held in Houston, September 13-15, 2016 with short courses running in conjunction with the event on September 12. Exhibit space is available; contact to reserve your booth. TPS 2016 will be co-located with the Roseland Oil & Gas Expo Houston Texas Showdown.

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