The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University has announced that registration is open for its 47th Turbomachinery and 34th International Pump Users Symposia (TPS 2018), the premiere conference for industry professionals.

TPS 2018 will feature a technical program selected by an advisory committee of industry leaders, combined with an international exhibition. The event will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, Sept. 18 - 20, with short courses offered on Monday, Sept. 17 in conjunction with the symposia.

The technical program includes short courses, lectures, tutorials, case studies and discussion groups led by experts in their fields. A preview of the technical program is available at See previous programs at

The exhibition will feature booths from more than 300 companies from the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, pump and turbomachinery industries. Companies will display full-size equipment, cutting-edge technology and emerging industry trends. During a portion of the symposia, exhibit hall entry will be free to the public.

Built on a history of success, the annual TPS promotes professional development, technology transfer, peer networking and information exchange among industry professionals. TPS 2017, rescheduled to December due to Hurricane Harvey, attracted 4,620 delegates from 46 countries, and 359 exhibiting companies.

“I am excited to attend my first symposia as director of the Turbo Lab,” said Dr. Eric Petersen who assumed the post in March, following the retirement of former director Dr. Dara W. Childs. “This is where the best in the industry come to share their expertise. I am fortunate to be a part of this forum and look forward to supporting the advisory committees, leaders, staff and delegates as another successful symposia unfolds.” Petersen will deliver the welcome address at TPS on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Registration is open online now and will be available onsite. For more information on TPS 2018, including the full technical program, event schedule, exhibiting company list, registration procedures and more, visit