Dr. Daniel Balos
MPA - University of Stuttgart, Materials Testing Institute
MSc in Mechanical Engineering with the specialization in applicative IT and industrial management, PhD in application of data mining techniques on material behavior modelling for high temperature components. Almost 20 years of work in research and industrial projects, as well as training activities especially in risk-based inspections for power plants and refining industry. Participated or led more than 20 EU funded projects, and participated in a number of national projects in the area of material research and education abroad. In these projects, a vast understanding and knowledge about materials, material degradation mechanisms, inspection methods, and risks has been accumulated. Project and risk management skills are proven in numerous projects in last 10 years. In the area of RBI, he is active for more than 20 years starting with participation in the key EU project in the area – RI MAP (Risk based inspection and maintenance procedures for European industry) – work in development and implementation of RBI approach for power plants, work in CEN CWA 15740 (standardization initiative for RBI in Europe), developed and implemented tools for RBI assessment of refining equipment in various projects. Participation and lead in the implementation project of RBI for NIS Serbia, EnBW Germany, as well as MOL Hungary, ESKOM South Africa, QP Qatar, SINOPEC China, KNPC Kuwait, OMV Petrom Romania and many others. Teaching RBI techniques and holding courses in RBI for petrochemical and power industry since 2005, with successful courses delivered in Germany, the Netherlands, Serbia, Romania, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Egypt and Malaysia.