GMC 2017 Call for Papers

October 1 - 4   Pittsburgh, PA


     Abstracts no longer being accepted for GMC 2017.


The GMRC Gas Machinery Conference is a forum for design engineers, facility engineers, and technicians with an emphasis on the operation, maintenance, and testing of gas compression machinery.  Papers related to gas compression machinery topics are being solicited for the 2017 Conference.


  • Emission Reduction Technology – New Technologies & Case Studies
  • Compressor Efficiency & Performance
  • Engine Efficiency & Performance & Mechanical Reliability
  • Centrifugal Compression Machinery – New Designs – Turbines – Technology
  • Electric Motors – Drives – Speed Converters
  • Vibration – Pulsation
  • Gas/Electric Regulations - EPA - FERC
  • Automation & Control Systems
  • Business - Technical Considerations to Develop Energy Assets Worldwide
  • Compression Equipment Subsystems – New Technology
  • Technical Project Management & Economic Evaluation
  • Gas & Electric Partnerships – Technical Applications
  • Career Enhancement


The GMC Planning Committee will accept papers for the Conference based on an informative abstract submitted by the deadline.  All abstracts will be evaluated on the information supplied.  The review committee will use this information to help select papers, assign time slots, and assign technical reviewers.  

You may submit an abstract for a short course (3 hours); technical paper presentation (45 minutes); or a new technology update (10 minutes). The Planning Committee has final say regarding which category is selected. All papers must be free of unnecessary commercialism.

The committee will give preference to papers that meet the following criteria:

  • Present a properly constructed informative abstract
  • Are pertinent to current gas compression machinery issues
  • Discuss new, innovative, and/or successful technologies, processes or methodologies
  • Present the results of scientific studies (may be in support of technologies, process or methodologies)
  • Case studies involving gas compression machinery and related issues
  • Involve and/or are presented by end users


  • TITLE - should be concise yet descriptive of the substance of the proposed presentation.  Company names and trade names are prohibited in paper titles. 
  • TYPE OF PAPER - indicate whether the paper is being submitted as a short course (3 hours), technical paper (45 min), or technology update (10 min).    
  • AUTHOR(S) - If the paper is co-authored, list the names of the authors in the order they should appear in the program.
  • COMPANY - Enter the company name, address, city, state and zip code.
  • PUBLISHED - Indicate whether the paper has been published or presented previously.
  • PRESENTER - Indicate the name of the person (or persons) who will actually make the presentation.  
  • EMAIL ADDRESS PRIMARY CONTACT - Enter the email address of the primary contact for the paper. This will be the primary means of communication from GMRC.
  • ADDITIONAL EMAIL ADDRESSES - Enter email addresses of co-authors or presenters that should also receive notifications from GMRC. 
  • DESCRIPTION - This information should be a synopsis of your paper and should be very specific.  List unique, new or useful information that will be presented by the paper

SUBMITTING THE ABSTRACT FORM - Due March 17, 2017 - No Longer Being Accepted

Complete an abstract form providing the paper, author and presenter details.

Click here to complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORMThe form data is automatically submitted to GMRC upon completion.

Contact if you are unable to access the form, or have questions regarding the abstract submittal.


  • March 17 - Abstracts due - completed
  • April 28 - Acceptance notices mailed - completed
  • June 30 - Draft papers due to GMC Committee for peer review and comments
  • August 11 - Executive Summary of paper due
  • September 1 - Final papers due