Hazards Analysis, Code Compliance & Procedure Development

Services to identify process safety hazards and facilitate compliance with established standards and codes.

Combustible Dust Testing

Laboratory testing to quantify dust explosion and reactivity hazards

Flammable Gas & Vapor Testing

Laboratory testing to quantify explosion hazards for vapor and gas mixtures

Chemical Reactivity Testing

Laboratory testing to quantify reactive chemical hazards, including the possibility of material incompatibility, instability, and runaway chemical reactions

DIERS Methodology

Design emergency pressure relief systems to mitigate the consequences of unwanted chemical reactivity and account for two-phase flow using the right tools and methods

Deflagrations (Dust/Vapor/Gas)

Properly size pressure relief vents to protect your processes from dust, vapor, and gas explosions

Effluent Handling

Pressure relief sizing is just the first step and it is critical to safety handle the effluent discharge from an overpressure event

Thermal Stability

Safe storage or processing requires an understanding of the possible hazards associated with sensitivity to variations in temperature


Classification of hazardous materials subject to shipping and storage regulations

Safety Data Sheets

Develop critical safety data for inclusion in SDS documents


Model transport of airborne virus aerosols to guide safe operations and ventilation upgrades


Model transport of contamination for source term and leak path factor analysis

Fire Analysis

Model transport of heat and smoke for fire analysis

Flammable or Toxic Gas

transport of flammable or toxic gas during a process upset

OSS consulting, adiabatic & reaction calorimetry and consulting

Onsite safety studies can help identify explosibility and chemical reaction hazards so that appropriate testing, simulations, or calculations are identified to support safe scale up

Mechanical, Piping, and Electrical

Engineering and testing to support safe plant operations and develop solutions to problems in heat transfer, fluid flow, electric power systems

Battery Safety

Testing to support safe design of batteries and electrical power backup facilities particularly to satisfy UL9540a ed.4

Hydrogen Safety

Testing and consulting on the explosion risks associated with devices and processes which use or produce hydrogen

Spent Fuel

Safety analysis for packaging, transport, and storage of spent nuclear fuel

Decommissioning, Decontamination and Remediation (DD&R)

Safety analysis to underpin decommissioning process at facilities which have produced or used radioactive nuclear materials

Laboratory Testing & Software Capabilities

Bespoke testing and modeling services to validate analysis of DD&R processes

Nuclear Overview

Our Nuclear Services Group is recognized for comprehensive evaluations to help commercial nuclear power plants operate efficiently and stay compliant.

Severe Accident Analysis and Risk Assessment

Expert analysis of possible risk and consequences from nuclear plant accidents

Thermal Hydraulics

Testing and analysis to ensure that critical equipment will operate under adverse environmental conditions

Environmental Qualification (EQ) and Equipment Survivability (ES)

Testing and analysis to ensure that critical equipment will operate under adverse environmental conditions

Laboratory Testing & Software Capabilities

Testing and modeling services to support resolution of emergent safety issues at a power plant

Adiabatic Safety Calorimeters (ARSST and VSP2)

Low thermal inertial adiabatic calorimeters specially designed to provide directly scalable data that are critical to safe process design

Other Lab Equipment and Parts for the DSC/ARC/ARSST/VSP2 Calorimeters

Products and equipment for the process safety or process development laboratory


Software for emergency relief system design to ensure safe processing of reactive chemicals, including consideration of two-phase flow and runaway chemical reactions


Facility modeling software mechanistically tracks transport of heat, gasses, vapors, and aerosols for safety analysis of multi-room facilities


Our highly experienced team keeps you up-to-date on the latest process safety developments.

Process Safety Newsletter

Stay informed with our quarterly Process Safety Newsletters sharing topical articles and practical advice.


With over 40 years of industry expertise, we have a wealth of process safety knowledge to share.

Recent Posts

Why You Should Add Cybersecurity to Your Process Safety Management (PSM)

Posted by The Fauske Team on 01.29.18

Cyper SecurityExcellent read this month is Sheila Kennedy's "Trust is Not A Strategy for Cybersecurity" in Plant Services. While reminding us that with 100% probability all companies will be cyberattacked per professionals at companies such as Siemens, the article provides sound advice addressing the fundamentals of protecting new equipment and devices, honing in on current best practices.

A comprehensive Process Safety Management (PSM) system must include cyber security considerations. Per the article, Indegy's Chris Grove says that:

"while active, passive and hybrid Industrial Cybersecurity (ICS) monitoring approaches all have advantages, a hybrid approach is likely to provide the best value for most organizations because it 'gives organizations total visibility into their Operational Technology (OT) network and environment".

So, if a PSM plan includes understanding and addressing hazards that pose the highest level of risk to your process facility such as:

  • Ensuring compliance with relevant national, local and industry standards
  • Implementing best engineering practices
  • Reducing overall level of risk
  • Increasing productivity and employee morale
  • Making organization more competitive
  • Decreasing insurance premiums

It follows that cybersecurity should be incorporated into the organizational climate, culture and process - being adopted by all levels of the organization. If not, the work arounds and avoidance games begin.

The article is well worth your time. If you would like further help incorporating cybersecurity into your process safety program, one that includes Risk Management Services such as Combustible Dust Hazard Assessment (DHA) Explosion and Fire Hazard Evaluation,Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Hazard Identification Risk Analysis,Consequence Analysis, Safer Process Scale-up,Process Safety Management (PSM) Program Development, and Relief System Design Review, please contact Kris Fauske at kfauske@fauske.com, 630-887-5224

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Topics: risk management, process safety, cybersecurity


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