The 15th International Scientific and Engineering Conference "Hermetic Sealing, Vibration Reliability and Ecological Safety of Pump and Compressor Machinery" – "HERVIKON + PUMPS-2017" and the 17th Specialized Seminar "Problems of Safe Operation of Compressor and Pump Equipment in Chemical Industry" – "ECCON-17 " were held at Sumy State University on September 5th-8th , 2017.

Co-organizers of the Conference were: Kielce University of Technology, Technical University of Gliwice, Sumy National Agrarian University, PJSC “Sumy NPO”, PJSC “VNIIAEN”, International Institute of Compressor and Energy Engineering "MIKEM". The event was held in cooperation with the Hydraulic Machines and System Group, JSC “Nasosenergomash Sumy” and Ltd. “TRIZ”.

Co-chairman of the Coordination Committee of the conference "HERVIKON + PUMPS-2017", Doctor of Technical Science, Professor, Honored Scientist of Ukraine Volodymyr Martsynkovskyi opened the Conference. He congratulated all the participants with the start of the Conference and pointed on its significance, and the importance of its conducting in Sumy, which is a recognized center of pump construction. Also, the co-organizers of the Conference made a welcoming speech: Vice-rector for scientific work, Professor, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Anatoliy Chornous, Non-executive Director of the Hydraulic Machines and System Group, Ph.D., Volodymyr Yamburenko and the President of the Pump Manufacturers Association, Ph.D., Assoc., Ihor Tverdokhlib. The Senator of the Republic of Poland, Doctor-eng. Grzegorz Peczkis was present at the Conference.

The Conference was attended by about 130 people from Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Russia. The conference brought together the experts in a field of pump and compressor construction, representatives of scientific schools, manufacturing companies and business-to- consumers of pump and compressor equipment, representatives of universities and research institutes, manufacturers of pump and compressor equipment and the officials of the Ukrainian rocket and cosmic industry.

Materials of the Conference "HERVIKON + PUMP-2017" and the Seminar "ECCON-17" were published by a separate collection of scientific works and a monograph, which contain 60 papers. The electronic version of the magazine of the IOP Conference Series publish house "Materials Science and Engineering" published in English 58 articles (472 pages). The articles of this magazine are included into the Scopus and the Web of Science abstract databases. 47 reports were presented at the section meetings. The scientific researches of the Conference give an opportunity for specialists to get acquainted with the current state of the pump and compressor construction, with problems of hermetic sealing, vibration reliability and safe operation of these extremely important for all branches of industry rotary machines.

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