Singapore to host second Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium

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The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University is embarking on its second biennial Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) in Singapore.

ATPS is modeled after the longstanding Houston Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia (TPS), held annually since 1972. ATPS is an international assembly for turbomachinery and pump end-users and manufacturers. It features a renowned technical program that is hand-selected by an advisory committee of engineers, and an international exhibition. The inaugural 2016 event drew more than 900 attendees from 38 countries.


ATPS 2018 will be held 13-15 March at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with full-day short courses offered on Monday, 12 March in conjunction with the symposia. Paid delegates may choose to engage in a combination of seven full-day short courses, 17 tutorials, 25 lectures, 39 case studies, 11 technical briefs and 12 discussion groups. New to the symposium are two panel sessions on digitalization, and career and industry. The full technical program schedule is available at

The exhibition will showcase products and support technologies from leading rotating machinery original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Full-size equipment, cutting-edge technology and emerging industry trends will be on display. The exhibit hall will be free to the public upon completion of free pass registration online or at the registration counters on Level 3 of the Suntec.


Rooted in the history and successes of the Turbo Lab and TPS, ATPS promotes professional development, technology transfer, peer networking and information exchange among industry professionals.

To further the mission of ATPS, the Turbo Lab has partnered with a number of organizations including major sponsor Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation and badge lanyard sponsor Elliott Group; association partners Korea Rotating Machinery Engineers Association, Institute of Engineers, Singapore and Institution of Engineers, Malaysia; and academic partners Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore and UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia.

“ATPS is an invaluable networking opportunity for end-users and suppliers alike—made even more essential at this time of flux for the industry,” said Dag Calafell, chairman of the 2018 event. “I look forward to a robust, meaningful symposium sharing leadership insights and successes that strengthen our industry. Together we can create opportunities despite the challenges we face.”