Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia offers exhibition and continuing education opportunities

Aug. 25, 2018

At TPS 2018, attendees and exhibitors will exchange ideas on turbomachinery and pumps for the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, aerospace, chemical and water industries.

At the 47th Turbomachinery and 34th International Pump Users Symposia (TPS 2018) September 18-20, attendees and exhibitors will exchange ideas on turbomachinery and pumps for the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, aerospace, chemical and water industries.

Held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston and hosted by the Turbomachinery Lab at Texas A&M University in College Station, the event offers a forum for rotating equipment engineers and technicians worldwide to connect through a technical program and an exhibition.

Technical program

The TPS technical program is selected by advisory committees made up of leaders in the turbomachinery and pump communities and led by practitioners in their fields. Topics cover maintenance, reliability, troubleshooting, instruction on emerging designs, technology and best practices. The program consists of lectures, tutorials, case studies, discussion groups and short courses.


  • Challenges with a Large High-Pressure Water Injection Pump
  • Design and Testing of a High-Pressure-Ratio Centrifugal Stage Probing the Aerodynamic and Mechanical Limits
  • Fiber Optical Sensing of Bearing Performance and Pump Conditions
  • The Role of Turbomachinery in the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society
  • Maximum Efficiency for High Head Process Pumps a Optimizing Side Channel Pumps
  • Pipe Flow and Interaction with Pumps
  • Design and Verification Testing of Balance Piston for High-Viscosity Multiphase Pumps


  • Water Hammer and Piping Stresses
  • Turbomachinery Control Valves — Sizing and Selection
  • Caustic Processes: Application and Implementation of Successful Sealing Strategies
  • Lifetime of Gas Turbines Hot Section Parts in an O&G Environment
  • Mechanical, Stress and Flow Considerations for Piping Design of Centrifugal Compressors
  • Centrifugal Compressor Evolution — From Stegosaurus to Star Wars
  • Considerations in Piping Plan 53B Applications
  • Best Practices for Mechanical Seal Installations

Case studies

  • Improved Reliability of Industrial Wastewater Pumps
  • Vertical Seawater Lift Pump Reversible Performance Deterioration
  • Resolving Structural Vibration Issues on a Water Flood Pump
  • Predictive Diagnostics for Pump Seals: Field Trial Learnings
  • Inlet Bay Flow Turbulence
  • Resolving Structural Vibration on a Pump
  • Corrosion in a Gearbox
  • Up-Thrust and Seal Failures on a Vertical Can Pump
  • Improving Plant Reliability with a Pitot Tube Pump
  • A Perplexing Vertical Turbine Pump Failure

Discussion groups

  • Centrifugal Pump Operation, Maintenance and Reliability
  • Monitoring Vibration and Other Critical Machine Conditions
  • Couplings and Alignment
  • Sealless Pumps
  • Vertical Pump Problems and Solutions
  • Reciprocating Compressors
  • Advanced Topics in Centrifugal Compressor Design
  • Integrally Geared Compressors
  • Turbomachinery Bearings and Annular Seals
  • Steam Turbine Design, Operation and Maintenance
  • Improving Mean Time Between Pump Failures
  • Vertical Pump Problems and Solutions
  • Cryogenic Fluid Pumping Applications


At the center of TPS is an exhibit hall that hosts international companies. TPS 2017 was a record-breaking year with 89 new companies and 359 total exhibiting companies. The exhibit hall spanned 216,600 gross square feet. This year, companies and industry experts from across the globe will demonstrate their full-size equipment, technology and products, while sharing insights on current practices and future trends.

George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston


Free to the public:
Sept. 18, 2:30–7:00 p.m.
Sept. 19, 2:30–6:30 p.m.
Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Paid attendees only:
Sept. 18, Noon–2:00 p.m.
Sept. 19, Noon–2:00 p.m.
Short courses: Sept. 17

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