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Dr. Daniel Balos

RBI Consultant

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. Sub-project leader and part of the management team for iNTeg-Risk project (2008-2013). 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.


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Md. Kamal Uddin Ahmed


Md. Kamal Uddin Ahmed B.E.( Mechanical Engineering ) is a Senior Piping & Pipeline Engineer with 20 years of progressive & extensive international experience. He is an expert in Process, Power Piping & Liquid & Gas Transmission Pipelines as per ASME & API standards including ASME B1.1, B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, & API 570. He is a dynamic speaker & master trainer providing knowledge transfer effectively with interactive style that connects with the audience. Md. Kamal has designed & presented piping design seminars to piping engineers & designers across India, Qatar & Saudi Arabia. He has trained more than 1500 mechanical, chemical, & petroleum engineers in Piping Engineering, Pipeline Design, HVAC & Plumbing Systems, Pipe Stress Analysis, Piping Systems from different countries including India, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Sudan, Ghana, Nigeria, Maldives, United Kingdom, Malaysia & Thailand