Held September 12-15, 2016, the Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia (TPS) provides training and networking opportunities for professionals in the pump and turbo machinery industries. The annual events combine an educational program with an international exhibit hall. Last year’s symposia attracted more than 5,500 people and 350 exhibiting companies from 48 countries.PR-TPS, Pump Symposia. FC 0816

The events’ technical program, presented by engineers and selected by an advisory committee of industry experts, includes topics such as maintenance, design, troubleshooting and short case studies describing in-the-field problems and their real-world solutions. The exhibit hall hosts hundreds of companies from the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, pumping and turbomachinery industries. Companies display full-size equipment and present advancements in technology and emerging industry trends. Finally, countless networking opportunities are available during the event.

Exhibition hours

Sept. 13, noon to 2 p.m. (paid attendees & exhibit staff)
2:30 to 7 p.m. (open to the public)
Sept. 14, noon to 2 p.m. (paid attendees & exhibit staff)
2:30 to 6:30 p.m. (open to the public)
Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m. to noon (open to the public)
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Educational session during TPS 2015

During the Pump Symposia, discussion groups will be conducted on vertical pump problems and solutions; pipeline applications, mechanical seals; centrifugal pump operation, maintenance and reliability; improving meantime between pump failures; subsea pumps and drivers; lubrication; vibration monitoring; and other critical machine conditions. Tutorials will cover design characteristics of mechanical seals in pipeline applications, highlights of the draft API 610 12th Edition, pulsation analysis in positive displacement pumps systems, maintenance philosophy, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Conservation Standard for pumps.

The events are organized by the Turbomachinery Laboratory, part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and the Texas A&M University System. The Advisory Committee chairman is Dr. Dara Childs, Turbomachinery Laboratory director. For more information or to register, visit pumpturbo.tamu.edu.