During the 11th and 15th of June 2017, a joint delegation from the National Institute for Research and Development in Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion INSEMEX Petrosani, represented by the General Director - PhD. Eng. George Artur GAMAN and Head of Laboratory for International Projects and Cooperation - PhD. Eng. Vlad Mihai PASCULESCU, and from the University of Petrosani represented by Rector Prof. Phd. Eng. Sorin Mihai RADU, Vice-rector for Scientific Research and International Relations - Prof. PhD. Eng. Roland Iosif MORARU and Prof. PhD. Eng. Nicolae ILIAS, visited Tbilisi, in Georgia, responding to an invitation from two prestigious educational and research institutions from this country.
During the visit, INCD INSEMEX Petrosani and the University of Petrosani signed the Memorandums of Understanding on technical and scientific cooperation with LEPL Grigol Tsulukidze Mining Institute, identifying possibilities of cooperation for the common and related domains. Therefore, INSEMEX is intending to proceed with the idea of scientific fellowships and technological transfers between Petrosani and Georgian researchers, especially in the field of explosives and blasting materials.
At the Georgian Technical University (GTU) from Tbilisi, the Romanian delegation had a complex dialogue with the academical institution management, pointing the prime directions and the immediate actions that will be taken in compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding which was signed between the University of Petrosani and the Georgian Technical University.
The two universities agreed upon the Memorandum of Understanding, to initiate the ERASMUS PLUS agreement concerning the students and the professors mobility and it was settled the reciprocity principle regarding the publishing of the research results in the magazines published by the two institutions of higher education.
Known to be constantly preoccupied in improving the health and safety state in working environments, also having a tight relation of cooperation with the Labour Inspection of Romania, INSEMEX Petrosani and their representatives were invited by the International Labour Organization to a work meeting which was held at the Georgian Association for Business headquarters. The activity of the Labour Inspection of Georgia was suspended in 2006 and the issues raised by this resulted in work accidents with irreversible consequences. At the present moment, the International Labour Organization together with the Georgian Government carries out an ample project of reinstatement of a legislation concerning the health and safety in work environments and also the organization of Labour Inspection in this country.
By the invitation of Mr. Valentin Mocanu – Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Specialist and Mr. Zsolt Dudas – Chief technical Adviser, delegated by the International Work Organization for reinstating the activity of Labour Inspection in Georgia, the General Director of INSEMEX, Mr. George Artur Gaman presented the activity of the institute and the possibility of assisting in this process of reinstatement. The presentation was held in front of an impressive auditorium, formed by the future Georgian labour inspectors and representatives of the conducting ministry. It was concluded to be of great benefit the technical support that the institute can provide in this matter, and it was settled an agreement that the future labour inspectors to be trained by the INSEMEX experts in specific activities conducted in potentially explosive, toxic or flammable atmospheres work environments. Therefore, most probably at the end of this year, the institute will delegate a team of experts to provide assistance and technical training, first concerning the specific problematic of safety and health in the mining industry. It is expected that the future team which will develop the technical training of the future labour inspectors to be formed also by representatives of the Labour Inspection of Romania, whom will clarify and offer support regarding the aspects of legislative nature.
During the 7th and 9th of June 2017, INCD INSEMEX participated as an exhibitor to the International Saloon of Invention and Innovation “Traian Vuia”- third edition – 2017, manifestation which was organised by the Inventors Society of Banat.
The event gathered in the exhibition area of House of Youth inventors from Italy, Serbia, Hungary, Montenegro, Belarus, Moldavia and Romania.
Many of the inventions were presented to other national and international exhibitions such as: Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Geneva, Brussels, Nurnberg, Chisinau, Zagreb etc.
The Saloon topics were diverse, consisting of inventions and innovations from different areas of interest: mechanics, electronics, IT, constructions, equipment, medicine, security-rescue, agriculture, environmental protection etc. 300 breveted papers and inventions were submitted.
Prior to the participation to International Saloon of Inventions and Innovations “Traian Vuia, during the 7th and 9th of June 2017 held in Timisoara, INCD INSEMEX received medals and distinctions for all the 8 papers presented, such as:
- Stand for determination of explosive limits for flammable liquid vapors, authors: phd. Chem. Maria Prodan, phd. Eng. George Artur Gaman, phd. Eng. Emilian Ghicioi, phd. Eng. Constantin Lupu, phd. Eng. Doru Cioclea, phd. Eng. Vlad Mihai Pasculescu, eng. Dan Gabor, phd. Eng. Nicale Vlasin, phd. Eng. Adrian Jurca, phd. Eng. Andrei Szollosi Mota, phd. Eng. Chem. Irina Nalboc, phd. Eng. Mariu Cornel Suvar – invention patent application A 2016 00788 – gold medal
- Stand for imagistic research of gas explosions, authors: phd. Eng. Nicolae-Ioan Vlasin, phd. Eng. George Artur Gaman, phd. Eng. Emilian Ghicioi, phd. Eng. Constantin Lupu, phd. Eng. Vlad Mihai Pasculescu, phd. Eng. Daniel Pupazan, phd. Chem. Maria Prodan, phd. Eng. Angelica Nicoleta Calamar, phd. Eng. Doru Cioclea, phd. Eng. Chem. Irina Nalboc, phd. Eng. Mariu Cornel Suvar, eng. Gheorghe-Daniel Florea- invention patent applications A 2016 00788 – gold medal
- Method of restoring a ventilation network exposed to an explosion based on critical paths, authors: phd. Eng. Doru Cioclea, phd. Eng. George Artur Gaman, phd. Eng. Constantin Lupu, phd. Eng. Emilian Ghicioi, phd. Eng. Ion Gherghe, phd. Eng. Emeric Chiuzan, phd. Eng. Cristian Tomescu, phd. Eng. Corneliu Boanta, phd. Eng. Marius Cornel Suvar, phd. Eng. Vlad Mihai Pasculescu - invention patent applicationsA 2015 00163 - gold medal and diploma of excellence.
- Method to determinate the functional parameters at the mail ventilation station, after an explosion phenomenon, authors: phd. Eng. Doru Cioclea, phd. Eng. George Artur Gaman, phd. Eng. Constantin Lupu, phd. Eng. Emilian Ghicioi, phd. Eng. Ion Gherghe, phd. Eng. Nicolae Ianc, eng. Adrian Matei, phd. Eng. Nicolae Vlasin - invention patent applications A 2014 00842 - gold medal
- Method of identifying critical ventilation constructions at a complex ventilation networks, authors: phd. Eng. Doru Cioclea, phd. Eng. Nicolae Ianc, phd. Eng. George Artur Gaman, phd. Eng. Constantin Lupu, phd. Eng. Emilian Ghicioi, phd. Eng. Ion Gherghe, phd. Eng. Florin Radoi, Eng. Adrian Matei, phd. Eng. Corneliu Boanta - invention patent applications A 2016 00391 – silver medal
- Fast searing system for underground mining work, authors: phd. Eng. Emilian Ghicioi, phd. Eng. Doru Cioclea, phd. Eng. Ion Toth, phd. Eng. Sorin Constantin Burian, phd. Eng. George Artur Gaman, phd. Eng. Mihaela Paraian, phd. Chem. Maria Prodan, phd. Eng. Jeana Ionescu - invention patent applications A 2013 00197 – silver medal
- Method of determination of gas dispersion at coalfaces after an explosion phenomenon, authors: phd. Eng. Doru Cioclea, phd. Eng. George Artur Gaman, Eng. Ion Gherghe, phd. Eng. Corneliu Boanta, phd. Eng. Emeric Chiuzan, eng. Dorel Tamas - invention patent applications A 2014 00952 – bronze medal
- Stand for conditioning the electrical/nonelectrical detonating caps to hydrostatic pressure and temperature, authors: phd. Eng. Jan Gheorghiosu, phd. Eng. Emilian Ghicioi, phd. Eng. Dragos Vasilescu, phd. Eng. Attila Kovacs, phd student eng. Ciprian Jitea, phd student eng. Stefan Ilici - invention patent applications A 2014 00841 – bronze medal
During the 4th and the 6th of May, 2017, Romania participated to INNOVA BARCELONA Saloon 2017.
Romania won THE BIG PRIZE of the INNOVA Barcelona Saloon 2017 with the invention “Method of obtaining the carbonic adsorbent descended from ash and the carbonic adsorbent obtained this way”. The paper was written by Elena David and Ioan Ștefănescu from the National R&D Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies INC-DTCI-ICSI Ramnicu Valcea.
In total, there were 10 countries that presented 200 innovative projects.
Romania’s delegation contributed with 30 inventions that were presented in Romania Stand, which was organized under the auspices of Ministry of Research and Innovations. Our contribution to this Saloon brought us:
-27 gold medals;
-3 silver medals
-19 special prizes (12 to the ceremonies organized in 4 and 5of May and another 7 prizes awarded in Romania’s stand.)
INCD INSEMEX Petrosani participated to the INNOVA Saloon with two inventions:
- STAND FOR IMAGISTIC RESEARCH OF GAS EXPLOSIONS, authors Vlasin Nicolae-Ioan, Găman George Artur, Ghicioi Emilian, Lupu Constantin, Păsculescu Vlad Mihai, Pupăzan Gheorghe Daniel, Prodan Maria, Călămar Angelica Nicoleta, Cioclea Doru, Nălboc Irina, Şuvar Marius, Florea Gheorghe-Daniel
- STAND FOR DETERMINING THE EXPLOSION LIMITS FOR FLAMMABLE LIQUID VAPORS, authors Prodan Maria, Găman George Artur, Ghicioi Emilian, Lupu Constantin, Cioclea Doru, Păsculescu Vlad Mihai, Gabor Dan, Vlasin Nicolae-Ioan, Jurca Adrian, Szollosi-Moţa Andrei, Nălboc Irina, Şuvar Marius
Both of the inventions were awarded with gold medals, and the first one also won a special prize from “Technopol-Moscow”- The Science & Technology Association.
To INNOVA BARCELONA Saloon 2017, another 4 Romanian inventions were presented also, in INCD Environment Protection, who have won 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals.
In the period March 29 - 2nd of April 2017, National Institute for Research and Development in Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion INSEMEX Petrosani participated at the 45th International Exhibitions of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland. This event is considered the most prestigious of its kind worldwide.
Exhibition was held under the high patronage given by the Swiss Federal Government, the State and the City of Geneva, and as well the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO.
Romania's presentation lot that was under the auspices of Ministry of Research and Innovation, which took care of the inventions selection and the material part for the participants, has gathered a number of 40 inventions from different domains.
After judging more than 2000 papers that were presented, International Jury members have decided to grant a number of 34 gold medals and 8 silver medals to the Romanian inventions, and also 10 special awards. INSEMEX Petrosani won 2 gold medals, one silver medal and as well a special award.
At this event, the INSEMEX team was lead by the general manager of the Institute, Mr. George Artur Gaman – PhD., Eng., the technical manager, Mr. Emilian Ghicioi – PhD., Eng., and Head of the Laboratory for Mining Safety and Industrial Ventilation Mr. Doru Cioclea – PhD., Eng. Our researchers presented 3 inventions, all of them being appreciated and awarded such as:
- Gold Medal, for „Method for identifying critical ventilation constructions within a complex ventilation network"
- Gold Medal, for „Method of restoring a ventilation network which has been affected by an explosion based on critical ways"
- Silver Medal, for „Method to determine the efficiency of complex ventilation networks"
For the paper „Method of restoring a ventilation network which has been affected by an explosion based on critical ways", INSEMEX team have been awarded with a special prize from the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation.
On 31 of March 2017, Romania's team have participated also to the international conference held by World Intellectual Property Organization WOPI, which has 189 State Members. During the conference, subjects correspondent to research, development and innovation in Romania's system have been reached. Also, it has been discussed about the support and contribution that WIPO has for the Transition and Developed Countries.
During the period 22-24th of March 2017, at Cluj-Napoca, was held the largest inventions tradeshow in Northern Transylvania, ProInvent 2017. Already a tradition in the Romanian scientific life, the tradeshow, organized by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, under the auspices of the Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Research and Innovation and of the Romanian Academy – Cluj Branch, celebrated this year the 15th Edition.
The event gathered around more than 70 participating entities: universities, research institutes, centres and stations, companies, associations of inventors, Romanian and foreign inventors (Republic of Moldova, Belarus and Iran) and it represents a yearly occasion for meeting potential users and the large public.
Topics of the XV edition of the International Exhibition of Research, Innovation and Inventions Pro Invent were diversified, comprising inventions and innovations from various areas of interest: innovative materials, processes and products (energy, environment, health, agriculture, resources etc.). Over 370 inventions entered in the competition, covering various fields of science and techniques, from agricultural products, orthopaedic prostheses, mechatronics, industrial safety, food industry, climate systems, air filters, to robots, new chemical derivatives, natural products, cosmetics and others.
Besides the exhibition, a series of workshops and presentations took place simultaneously: demonstrations of the students' creativity, Horizon 2020 research projects presentations, lectures about inventions, their recording, legal protection, intellectual property rights in Romania and in the European Union, in the vision of the Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks, both for the students and for the researchers.
INSEMEX presented the newest results of the research performed recently, results which were disseminated by patents requests and by participation and publishing of various articles in national and international scientific events, as follows:
Experimental set-up for the determination of the explosion limits of flammable liquids vapours.
Authors: Maria Prodan - PhD. Student Chem., George Artur Găman - PhD., Eng., Emilian Ghicioi - PhD., Eng., Constantin Lupu - PhD., Eng., Doru Cioclea - PhD., Eng., Vlad Mihai Păsculescu - PhD., Eng., Dan Gabor – Eng., Nicolae Vlasin - PhD. Student Eng., Adrian Jurca - PhD., Eng., Andrei Szollosi Moța - PhD. Student Eng., Irina Nălboc - PhD. Student Chem. Eng., Marius Cornel Șuvar - PhD. Student Eng.
Patent request no. A2016 00750;
Test bench for imagery research of gas explosions.
Authors: Nicolae-Ioan Vlasin - PhD. Student Eng., George Artur Găman - PhD., Eng., Emilian Ghicioi - PhD., Eng., Constantin Lupu - PhD., Eng., Vlad Mihai Păsculescu - PhD., Eng., Daniel Pupăzan - PhD., Eng., Maria Prodan - PhD. Student Chem., Angelica Nicoleta Călămar - PhD., Eng., Doru Cioclea - PhD., Eng., Irina Nălboc- PhD. Student Chem. Eng., Marius Cornel Șuvar - PhD. Student Eng., Gheorghe – Daniel Florea – Eng.
Patent request no. A 2016 00788;
Apriori solving method for a ventilation network affected by an explosion phenomenon.
Authors: Doru Cioclea - PhD., Eng., George Artur Găman - PhD., Eng., Constantin Lupu - PhD., Eng., Emilian Ghicioi - PhD., Eng., Ion Gherghe - PhD. Student Eng., Florin Rădoi - PhD. Student Eng., Cristian Tomescu - PhD., Eng., Vlad Mihai Păsculescu - PhD., Eng., Marius Morar - PhD. Eng.
Patent request no. A 2014 00953
Method for restoring a ventilation network affected by an explosion, based on critical pathways.
Authors: Doru Cioclea - PhD., Eng., George Artur Găman - PhD., Eng., Constantin Lupu - PhD., Eng., Emilian Ghicioi - PhD., Eng., Ion Gherghe - PhD. Student Eng., Emeric Chiuzan - PhD. Student Eng., Cristian Tomescu - PhD., Eng., Corneliu Boantă - PhD. Student Eng., Marius Cornel Șuvar - PhD. Student Eng., Vlad Mihai Păsculescu - PhD., Eng.
Patent request no. A 2015 00163.
Of the innovations presented by INSEMEX researchers and listed above, the first two were awarded the ProInvent Gold Medals and Excellency Diplomas.
International Exhibition of Research, Innovation and Inventions PRO INVENT 2016 - 23-25 of March, 2016
Between March 23rd and March 25th 2016, INCD INSEMEX participated as exhibitor at the International Exhibition of Research, Innovation and Inventions PRO INVENT - XIV Edition – event organized by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, under the auspices of the Ministry for National Education and Scientific Research, National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation.
Trademark of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, the exhibition gathered along more the 60 participating entities: universities, research institutes, centres and stations, companies, inventors associations, individuals from the country and from abroad (Republic of Moldova, Belarus and Iran) and represents and annual opportunity to meet potential end-users and the general public.
The topic of the Exhibition was very diverse, comprising inventions and innovations from various areas: innovative materials, processes and products (energy, environment, health, agriculture, resources etc.). More than 350 inventions were submitted, covering various science and technical fields, from new species of plants, environmental protection, information technology, telecommunication, industrial safety, automation, to the recovery of rare metals from waste dumps and orthopaedic implants.
There were presented works which are patented or under patenting procedure developed in the past five years, and which have not been awarded in previous editions.
INSEMEX presented the latest research results which were disseminated by patent applications and by participation and publication of articles in various national and international scientific events. All six patent applications were appreciated and awarded by the committee of judges, as follows:
- Supply for programmable rectangular short current impulses for testing components of safety berries from low current installations operating in potentially explosive atmospheres, patent application filed at OSIM, no. A 2014 00943, awarded with Excellency Diploma and Gold Medal with Special Mention
- Method for quantitative determination of air leakages through goafs, patent application filed at OSIM, no. A 2012 00039, awarded with Excellency Diploma and Gold Medal with Special Mention
- Method for determining the efficiency of complex ventilation networks, patent application filed at OSIM, no. A 2015 00740, awarded with Excellency Diploma and Gold Medal with Special Mention
- Integrated system for simultaneous measurement of flame front propagation and pressure wave velocities in case of explosions, patent application filed at OSIM, no. A 2015 00739 – awarded with ProInvent Excellency Diploma
- Methodology for assessing protection interfaces with linear characteristics for low current installations operating in areas with explosion hazard, awarded with ProInvent Excellency Diploma
- Method for simulating interventions of rescue teams in toxic / explosive / flammable atmospheres, patent application filed at OSIM, no. A 2011 00356 – awarded with ProInvent Excellency Diploma
Romanian Researcher and Designer Day - 19th of November, 2015
Celebrated each year on November 19th, the Romanian Researcher and Designer Day was established in 1994 by Government Decision no. 764, chosen to be the birth date of the Romanian scientist George Emil PALADE, winner of the Nobel Prize. It pays tribute to the ones who have dedicated themselves to the noble work of intellectual conception, those who seek answers for the society's problems and who create new knowledge values for its' benefit.
The remarkable inventiveness of Romanian researchers and designers proven by the results obtained in various national and international competitions is further evidence of the potential of which the autochthonous research and development disposes and whose capitalisation represents a significant opportunity.
On the celebration of the Romanian Researcher and Designer Day, INCD INSEMEX Petroșani invites you on Thursday, November 19th 2015, at 12:00 P.M., to the Open Day event, occasion on which there can be visited the INSEMEX research departments, laboratories and testing facilities.
The event will be held between 12:00 P.M. – 17:00 P.M. at INCD INSEMEX headquarters (Petroșani, 32-34 G-ral Vasile Milea street, Hunedoara county)
We are looking forward to welcoming you!
Romanian Research Show - 2015 – 14-17 of October, 2015, Bucharest
Between October 14th and October 17th 2015, INCD INSEMEX participated as exhibitor in the Romanian Research Show – 2015, organized within the Bucharest International Technical Fair - TIB 2015. This event was one of the significant ones which took place in the same period, of which there can be listed: Inventica 2015 Inventions and Innovations Show, ExpoEnergy – International Fair for renewable energy, conventional energy, equipment and technologies for the oil land gas industry, respectively Made in Romania – Romanian Traditional Products Fair.
The Romanian Research Show represented a proper framework for communication and exchange of ideas between researchers, professors, inventors, universities and research institutes, as well as for establishing new cooperation directions between the research environment and the consultancy companies dealing with the development of projects and European funds attraction from the Horizon 2020 – European Research and Innovation Programme. Within the C2 exhibition section participated approximately 55 universities, national institute for research and development or organizations operating within the research field.
INSEMEX presented the latest achievements from the past year, results which were disseminated by patent requests or by participation and publication of articles in national and international scientific events.
The INSEMEX delegation held a series of discussions with the representatives of the specialized commission from the Ministry of National Education – National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, describing the 8 results presented, as well as with other representatives of the authorities or from the academic and industrial area, both state and private owned. The fields of activity of the institute, main research directions and the large range of services provided were also presented.
Between September 15th and September 16th 2015, a delegation of the National Institute for Research and Development in Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion – INSEMEX Petrosani, headed by the General Director – George Artur GAMAN – PhD., Eng. attended the 21st Meeting of the European Heads of State Mining Authorities. The meeting was held in Helsinki-Finland, being attended by participants of mining authorities from 13 Member States: Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.
The topic of the meeting dealt with the social acceptability of mining activities in Europe. Although mining activities have had negative impacts in the past, modern mining practice regulated by legislation in force is carried out in an environmentally safe and social acceptable way, with many positive impacts. The need to gain and maintain the support of the people living in the area affected by the mining operation was commonly recognised by all participating states. The European State Mining Authorities will continue cooperation concerning both mutually important specific topics and also general topics of interest, including mutual assistance on social acceptability of mining activities, while avoiding duplication of activities of other European bodies.
As agreed in the meeting held in Dublin in 2014, Mining Authorities from Austria, Estonia, Finland, Ireland and Poland presented and notified the other participating states upon major mining accidents which have occurred in their mining industry since the 20th Meeting held in Ireland.
Within the meeting’s closing ceremony, there was signed the Memorandum between the European State Mining Authorities, and there were concluded the benefits of this event which reached the 21st Edition. Representatives of INCD INSEMEX Petrosani launched the invitation to hold the 22nd European State Mining Authorities in Romania in 2016. Within the meeting to be hosted by INCD INSEMEX in Romania in 2016, there shall be dealt with and discussed environmental safety and health issues related to the European mining activity.
International Mines Rescue Body Conference 2015 - IMRB 2015 - 05-12 of September 2015, Hanover, Germany
Between Septmber 9th and September 12th a delegation of the National Institute for Research and Development in Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion – INSEMEX Petrosani, headed by the General Director George Artur GAMAN – PhD. Eng. attended the 7th Conference of the International Mines rescue Body, held in Hannover – Germany. The body deals with mine rescue and first aid activities, underground firefighting and other activities concerning underground hazards. International Mines Rescue Body (IMRB) was founded in May 2001 as a non-profit association of rescue bodies worldwide. Members of the IMRB are the Czech Republic, France, USA, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Australia, United Kingdom, Poland, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ukraine, New Zeeland, Norway, Austria, Mongolia, Russia, Vietnam, Zambia and Kazakhstan.
Within the conference were debated aspects concerning crisis management systems, strategies for improving rescue and self-rescue actions, intervention planning, training and authorization of rescuers, technical equipment for mine rescue teams, rescue guidelines, new technical solutions and future strategies, auxiliary equipment for medical emergencies.
General Director of INSEMEX, Mr. George Artur GAMAN presented the paper entitled Regulation For Romanian Mining Rescue Teams Intervention
International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Management (ICEEM 08) - 9-12 of September, 2015, Iasi, Romania
The 8th edition of the International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Management (ICEEM 08) was held between 9 and 12 September 2015 by the "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi.
The agenda comprised 9 sessions, posters presentations and brought along participants from 22 countries.
On behalf of INCD INSEMEX Petrosani participated three persons who presented scientific papers: Angelica Călămar – PhD., Eng., Marius Kovacs – PhD., Eng. and Andrei Szollosi-Moța – Chemist, PhD. Student.
The 8th International Conference (ICEEM 08) contributed to the exchange of knowledge, information and experiences in the environmental protection field.
The international characteristic and the high scientific level of the meeting were given by the presence of specialists from various countries, high skilled in the fields of interest, representing a good opportunity for information exchange and for gaining new knowledge.
Between 25th and 26th of February 2015, the National Institute for Research and Development for Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion – INSEMEX has participated in Katowice-Poland, within a scientific brokerage event organised by the Central Mining Institute – GIG Katowice, under the auspices of Euracoal (European Association for Coal and Lignite), socio-professional partner of the European Commission for the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS).
Before the work group meeting organised by Euracoal, the General Director of INSEMEX Petrosani, Mr. George Artur GĂMAN had a meeting with the General Director of the Central Mining Institute - GIG , Prof. dr hab. inż. Józef DUBIŃSKI, the two establishing a scientific-technical agreement between the institutes which they represent.
After concluding the agreement between INSEMEX and GIG, the delegation of INSEMEX which besides the General Director of the institute – George Artur GĂMAN – PhD., Eng., comprised leaders of the scientific activity fields of the institute has participated in two dazs of debates and correlations of ideas aiming to establish consortiums and research project proposals which to be developed and submitted in this year's Research Fund for Coal and Steel competition in September, starting from the priorities of this European research program.
On February 25th 2015, all R&D ideas were discussed and grouped as draft joint proposals. There were only few ideas that could not be integrated into these proposals due to lack of compatibility or lack of partners. For most draft proposals coordinators were appointed. Some of them however agreed to act only as preliminary contact person and to chair the next day small group meeting. The individual short proposals (sub-projects) have been regrouped to potential joint projects and the participants discussed them in initial small group meetings (30 minutes each) on the 26 February.
All participants of a joint proposal were asked to contact the coordinator within the next days nominating a contact person who represents the respective company for this individual project towards the coordinator including contact details.
The coordinator is in charge of organising the project preparation and writing of the proposal. He is free how to achieve this in cooperation with the other partners. All partners are obliged to assist and provide the coordinator in due time with appropriate quality input on their individual contribution to the joint project.
Following the research theme ideas proposed for solving by INSEMEX specialists, the institute has been accepted in five research consortiums for developing five potential project proposals. Of the established consortiums are part research institutes, universities and economic agents from across Europe: National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks – INERIS France, Central Mining Institute – GIG Poland, DMT Gmbh Germany, Institute of Innovative Technologies – EMAG Poland, Geocontrol Spain, University of Nottingham and University of Exeter – United Kingdom, Centre for Research & Technology – CERTH Greece, Poltegor Institute – Poland, Institute of Mining Technology – KOMAG Poland, Subterra Spain, Brown Coal Research Institute – VUHU Czech Republik, RWTH Aachen University & RAG Mining Solutions Germany.
On the occasion of the anniversary of 65 years of research-development-innovation activity, on October 16th 2014, INCD INSEMEX Petrosani, within the Department for Industrial Safety, organized a roundtable having as topic “Risks, Rescue and Environment”
The roundtable brought along the interest of representatives from authorities, higher education institutions, economic agents and manufacturers/users of equipment from the field of the approached topic.
The event occasioned the presentation of scientific concerns of the researchers, as well as the activities developed within the Laboratories for Risk-Rescue Operations, for Environmental Protection and for Physico-Chemical Analysis.
Following the discussions held with various representatives of the economy on specific technical issues, there has been laid ground for new cooperation.
The roundtable ended with a visit within the laboratories of the Department for Industrial Safety. On this occasion, the participants got familiarized with the testing-research facilities which are similar to the ones which can be found in other European countries.
On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of research-development-innovation, on the 29th of September 2014, INCD INSEMEX Petrosani, within the Department for Safety of Explosives and Pyrotechnical Articles, organized a roundtable having as topic ”Explosives for civil uses and pyrotechnical articles”.
The organizers were honoured by the attendance of authorities, higher education institutions, manufacturers and users of explosives for civil uses / pyrotechnical articles.
Within the roundtable there have been presented the results of the research-development activity of the department, there have been held discussions related to technical aspects within the field and there have been highlighted the services provided by the department.
Most pf the participants highlighted the opportunity to organise such events yearly, events in which to participate all interested/involved parties from the field.
Also, within the event there has been performed a visit within the testing laboratories from within the framework of the Department for Safety of Explosives and Pyrotechnical Articles, occasion on which there have been presented the stands and equipment which represented the testing infrastructure used for specific activities.
Once again, we express our gratitude to the participants and we wish them success in their activity.
Between September 2nd and September 3rd 2014, National Institute for Research and Development in Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion – INSEMEX Petrosani received the visit of a commission of European experts, who performed an institutional evaluation under the management of the Romanian Research Authority, Ministry of National Education.
In accordance with the methodology established by Government Decision no. 1062/2011, this action has as main purpose the assessment of institutional performances generated by the research activity from our country.
The assigned commission comprised five university professors from several countries: Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden and Poland, internationally recognized, whose main preoccupations and achievements are related to research of combustion, fire and explosion phenomena, as well as of mining ventilation.
The entire activity carried out by INSEMEX researchers between 2007 and 2014, was assessed in the presence of national observers, representatives of the Research Authority of the Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Economy and Advisory Board for Research, Development and Innovation. The commission analysed the results obtained and presented by the eight research teams, as well as the level of the research infrastructure. There have also been evaluated the following: human resources, quality of the management and Institutional Development Plan for the next four years, 2014-2017.
The result of the institutional evaluation shall be communicated by the commission of evaluators in the following weeks.
This action generated opportunities for prospective cooperation, taking into account the common preoccupations of researchers from Romania and from the above mentioned countries.
Due to the celebration of 65 years of activity in research-development-innovation, on June 30th 2014, at INCD INSEMEX Petrosani was organised by the Department for Safety of Mineral Resources a round table entitled "Mining and Industrial Ventilation".
There participated representatives of users of mining and industrial ventilation installations.
During the discussions (besides technical problems specific for each represented company) there were pointed also the main services provided by the department and the manner in which they can be accessed and performed.
Due to the celebration of 65 years of activity in research-development-innovation, on May 30th 2014, at INCD INSEMEX Petrosani was organised by the Department for Safety of Installations and Explosion-Proof Equipment a round table entitled "Installations and Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres".
There participated representatives of authorities, institutes, higher education units, manufacturers and users of explosion-proof equipment.
During the discussions (besides technical problems specific for each represented company) there were pointed also the main services provided by the department and the manner in which they can be accessed and performed.
At the end of the meeting, a visit within the research laboratories from within the framework of the Department for Safety of Installations and Explosion-Proof Equipment was organised. On this occasion, there were presented to the participants the testing and research stands which can be compared to the ones existing in similar laboratories from European countries.
Between May 13th and May 15th 2014, there has taken place the annual meeting of the “Technical Group for Coal 1” from the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) of the European Commission, meeting hosted this year by the National Institute for Research and Development in Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion – INSEMEX.
European experts have met in order to analyze and debate annual, final and mid-term reports of projects developed within the RFCS, one of them being “AVENTO - Advanced Tools for Ventilation and Methane Emissions Control”, project developed by INSEMEX Petrosani along with partners from 4 countries: Spain, Germany, Poland and United Kingdom.
Following the presentations, there has been organized a visit to INSEMEX Petrosani headquarters, where there have been presented in detail the research-development activities performed by INSEMEX researchers, European experts being impressed by the research infrastructure available in Petrosani, as well as by the quality of the institute’s human resource.
National Institute for Research and Development in Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion – INSEMEX carries out a research project funded by the European Commission through the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS), project within which INSEMEX is part of a consortium comprising partners from 5 different countries: Spain, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, respectively Romania. The consortium comprises 8 partners: research institutes, mining companies and a university.
This international project has as main purpose the development of Advanced Tools for Ventilation and Methane Emissions Control. It started in the middle of 2012 and will be carried out over a 36 months period. Technical meetings between partners are organized twice a year, by now being held three of them, the 4th one being organized by INSEMEX Petrosani on May 12th 2014.
On May 12th 2014, His Excellency, Dr. Bahador AMINIAN JAZI, the Iranian ambassador in Romania, visited the National Institute for Research and Development in Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion – INSEMEX.
Dr. Bahador AMINIAN JAZI has been impressed by the quality level of activities performed by INSEMEX researchers and by the state of the art infrastructure of which the institute disposes, infrastructure which can be compared with the one found in prestigious research organizations from Europe and from across the world.
Following the discussions held within the meeting, there have been discussed problems related to the identification of common fields of interest for the Islamic Republic of Iran and Romania and for the identification of future cooperation partners for the institute from Petrosani.
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