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HP Reliability: TAMU Turbo and Pump symposiums still leading

Beginning in 1971, the Turbomachinery Laboratory of Texas A&M University (TAMU) organized the first of now 41 consecutive annual turbomachinery symposiums, now known as the TAMU Turbo. In 1984, Texas ..

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Beginning in 1971, the Turbomachinery Laboratory of Texas A&M University (TAMU) organized the first of now 41 consecutive annual turbomachinery symposiums, now known as the TAMU Turbo. In 1984, Texas A&M added an International Pump Users Symposium, now called the TAMU Pump. Almost 30 years ago, both meetings shared three of the TAMU Pump’s founding members—Igor Karassik, Charlie Jackson and Ed Nelson. These professionals stood out as unselfish, modest, informed and highly experienced teachers. They were the tutors to the next-generation engineers and have remained without equals. Both the TAMU Turbo and TAMU Pump symposiums are steered by engineers. As members of the TAMU Turbo an

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