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 riskbased 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 iNT eg-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, ES KOM South Africa, QP Qatar, SIN OPEC 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.

Events/Masterclasses Dr. Daniel Balos is currently speaking at

Energy

Fitness for Service Assessments
27 - 30 March 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Online Live Stream
This 4-days advanced course provides guidance for conducting FFS assessments using methodologies as covered in the de-facto industry standard API 579/ASME FFS-1, applicable to the pressurized equipment.

Energy

Advanced Damage Mechanisms and Materials Investigation
27 - 29 September 2022
Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam Airport, Schiphol, The Netherlands | Online Live Stream
This training course will provide you with the adequate knowledge and skills to be well prepared and equipped to pass the API 571 Exam.

Energy

Effective Corrosion Control for Process Industries
21 - 23 June 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Online Live Stream
This Effective Corrosion Control for Process Industries course covers the various methods how to inspect for corrosion and how to reliably establish credible corrosion rates based on various non-destructive and destructive measurements.

Energy

Advanced RBI for Process Industry
23 - 25 May 2022
Online Live Stream | 8:45 – 17:00 CEST
This course will provide inspectors and analysts with advanced knowledge and skills in Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) based on the framework defined in API RP 580 and an in-depth understanding of the calculations performed according to the API RP 581 for fixed equipment and piping.

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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 riskbased 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 iNT eg-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, ES KOM South Africa, QP Qatar, SIN OPEC 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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