The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University is seeking contributions for its technical program – the 2020 Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia (TPS), which will occur from Sept. 15-17 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
TPS serves as a networking and training resource for rotating equipment professionals across several industries, including oil and gas production, power, chemical, petrochemical and oil refining among many others.
To contribute to the TPS, the Turbomachinery Laboratory encourages professionals to submit one- to three-page abstracts for lectures, tutorials, case studies and short courses, which will be presented at TPS 2020. Short courses will take place on Sept. 14.
Peter Gaydon, director of technical affairs for the Hydraulic Institute who was recently elected to the Pump Advisory Committee, has presented lectures, tutorials or short courses at the last three symposia. He said the combination of both end-users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) provides balanced feedback on industry standards development and education.
“Take the leap. If you’re not putting yourself out there, you’re not improving,” Gaydon said. “I see contributing to the TPS program as a way to put down on paper what we’ve done and why we’ve done it in an effort to improve for the future.”
Papers must be aimed at engaging the end-user and be free of commercialism. Submissions should be field-tested and share practical – not theoretical – information, and undergo a review process conducted by the Turbomachinery and Pump Advisory Committees. Accepted papers will be published in the TPS proceedings.
For more information on submitting an abstract, including areas of interest and the review process, visit https://tps.tamu.edu/program/submissions/. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, Oct. 25. TPS also has information related to Call for Papers via video here.