GMRC GAs MachinerY Conference

October 1 - 4, 2017

David L Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, PA


GMC 2017 Call for Papers - Submit an Abstract


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.

2017 Paper Deadlines

  • March 17 - Abstracts due - completed
  • April 11 - Acceptance notices mailed
  • 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

Suggested Topics for Papers

  • 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

Basic Guidelines for Papers

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

Paper / Title / Author Information

  • 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

Complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.  The form data is automatically submitted to GMRC upon completion.

Contact if you have questions regarding the abstract submittal.





Sun, Oct 1
Registration and Welcome Reception
Mon, Oct 2
Technical Sessions, Conference Luncheon, Keynote Speaker, Reception
Tues, Oct 3
Technical Sessions, Exhibits open, Lunch and Reception (both in exhibit hall)
Wed, Oct 4
Exhibits, Technical Sessions, Lunch (in exhibit hall), Closing Reception & Dinner

EVENT SPONSORSHIPSPlease contact Jane Butler for information about sponsorship opportunities.

GMC TODAY - GMC Today is the official daily publication of the GMC 2016 conference. To publish an article or advertise in the GMC Today, please contact Joni Pullen

GMRC MEMBERSHIP - Please contact Jane Butler for information on becoming a member of GMRC.


  • Conference Registration Fees: Member - $595; Non-Member - $895.
  • Spouse/Guest Fee $125 - Includes:3 breakfasts, opening lunch, receptions and closing dinner
  • Day passes are NOT available for the Conference.

CONFERENCE BENEFITS - All conference registrants receive:   

  • Access to all GMC technical sessions
  • Certificate of completion for Professional Development Hours, upon request
  • Lunches including opening general session/keynote speaker
  • Receptions, parties, and closing dinner with complimentary food and beverage
  • Access to the Exhibit Hall   




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