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.
More than 25 years of work in research and industrial projects, as well as training activities especially in risk- based inspections for power plants and gas 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 more than 20 years of project coordination and co-coordination.
In the area of Asset Integrity and RBI, he is active for more than 23 years, starting with participation in the key EU project in the area – RIMAP (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. Lead in RBI and asset integrity projects in Kuwait and Qatar.
Participation and lead in the implementation project of RBI for NIS Serbia, EnBW Germany, as well as MOL Hungary, INA Croatia, ESKOM South Africa, QatarEnergy Qatar, SINOPEC China, KNPC Kuwait, OMV Petrom Romania, Lukoil 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, Turkey and Malaysia.

Events/Masterclasses Dr. Daniel Balos is currently speaking at

Energy

Materials Selection and Damage Mechanisms in Hydrogen Service
15 – 17 October 2024
Online Live Stream | 8:45 – 13:30 CEST
The course aims to bring the vast knowledge accumulated in the i.e. oil industry in hydrogen production and use to the general public.

Energy

Asset Integrity Management for the Petroleum Industry
11 – 14 June 2024
Online Live Stream | 8:45 – 13:30 CEST
This highly informative training course shows you how to manage asset integrity for newly designed as well as existing assets and to set up an Asset Integrity Management system.

Energy

Fitness for Service Assessments
15 – 19 April 2024
Online Live Stream | 8:45 – 17:00 CEST
This 5-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
25 - 29 September 2023
Online Live Stream | 8:45 – 13:00 CEST
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

Advanced RBI for Process Industry
13 - 15 June 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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.

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.

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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.
More than 25 years of work in research and industrial projects, as well as training activities especially in risk- based inspections for power plants and gas 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 more than 20 years of project coordination and co-coordination.
In the area of Asset Integrity and RBI, he is active for more than 23 years, starting with participation in the key EU project in the area – RIMAP (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. Lead in RBI and asset integrity projects in Kuwait and Qatar.
Participation and lead in the implementation project of RBI for NIS Serbia, EnBW Germany, as well as MOL Hungary, INA Croatia, ESKOM South Africa, QatarEnergy Qatar, SINOPEC China, KNPC Kuwait, OMV Petrom Romania, Lukoil 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, Turkey and Malaysia.
Dr. Daniel Balos
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