The first conference organized by Turkish Pump Association was about only pumps in 1994. Since then, eight conferences were organized and the valves have been included in the conference program in addition to pumps. This year, compressors and fans are also included in the program. In general, all these topics are related to the fluid machinery and system components that can not be considered seperately
In Turkey, R&D support provided by state organizations (TUBITAK, Ministry of Science, Industry an Technology) has started to give important impuls to the industry for the last 15 years. Turkish firms started to have up to date engineering tools and to use them in research, development, desing and manufacturing. The importance of the R&D departments has been understood and as a result, the quality of their products became as high as the ones of their reputators. The faculty members played important roles in these process and the first important steps in university and industry cooperation were taken.
The main topic of the conference was determined as Eco Design and Eco Systems as a result of our responsibility for future generations
The 9th Pump, Valve, Compressor and Fan conference will be the time to exchange, evaluate and discuss R&D activities.
Prof. Dr. Erkan AYDER
İTÜ Faculty of Mechanical Engineering