AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

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 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
  • 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

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