Combustible Dust Testing

Laboratory testing to quantify dust explosion and reactivity hazards

Safety Data Sheets

Develop critical safety data for inclusion in SDS documents

Gas and Vapor

Laboratory testing to quantify explosion hazards for vapor and gas mixtures

Classification of hazardous materials subject to shipping and storage regulations
Testing and consulting on the explosion risks associated with devices and processes which use or produce hydrogen
Safety Data Sheets

Develop critical safety data for inclusion in SDS documents

Thermal Stability

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

Adiabatic Calorimetry
Data demonstrate the consequences of process upsets, such as failed equipment or improper procedures, and guide mitigation strategies including Emergency Relief System (ERS) design
Reaction Calorimetry
Data yield heat and gas removal requirements to control the desired process chemistry
Battery Safety

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

Safety Data Sheets

Develop critical safety data for inclusion in SDS documents

Cable Testing
Evaluate electrical cables to demonstrate reliability and identify defects or degradation
Equipment Qualification (EQ)
Testing and analysis to ensure that critical equipment will operate under adverse environmental conditions
Water Hammer
Analysis and testing to identify and prevent unwanted hydraulic pressure transients in process piping
Acoustic Vibration
Identify and eliminate potential sources of unwanted vibration in piping and structural systems
Gas & Air Intrusion
Analysis and testing to identify and prevent intrusion of gas or air in piping systems
ISO/IEC 17025:2017

Fauske & Associates fulfills the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in the field of Testing

ISO 9001:2015
Fauske & Associates fulfills the requirements of ISO 9001:2015
Dust Hazards Analysis
Evaluate your process to identify combustible dust hazards and perform dust explosion testing
On-Site Risk Management
On-site safety studies can help identify explosibility and chemical reaction hazards so that appropriate testing, simulations, or calculations are identified to support safe scale up
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 safely handle the effluent discharge from an overpressure event

FATE™ & Facility Modeling

FATE (Facility Flow, Aerosol, Thermal, and Explosion) is a flexible, fast-running code developed and maintained by Fauske and Associates under an ASME NQA-1 compliant QA program.

Mechanical, Piping, and Electrical
Engineering and testing to support safe plant operations and develop solutions to problems in heat transfer, fluid, flow, and electric power systems
Hydrogen Safety
Testing and consulting on the explosion risks associated with devices and processes which use or produce hydrogen
Thermal Hydraulics
Testing and analysis to ensure that critical equipment will operate under adverse environmental conditions
Nuclear Safety
Our Nuclear Services Group is recognized for comprehensive evaluations to help commercial nuclear power plants operate efficiently and stay compliant
Radioactive Waste
Safety analysis to underpin decomissioning process at facilities which have produced or used radioactive nuclear materials
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


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Do Process Safety Students Get Hands-On Severe Accident Mitigation Experience?

Posted by Fauske & Associates on 05.21.18

It can't just come from books and lectures, right? We don't expect (or want) them to take on internships or get a job without practical experience in labs where something might actually react, even blow up. So, just how does the student wanting a career in process safety gain real life, hands on experience in a working lab?

Purdue Students in LabPurdue University formed the Purdue Process Safety and Assurance Center (P2SAC) in 2015. Since then, under the direction of Professor Osman Basaran, Academic Director and Dr. Ray Mentzer, Executive Director, P2SAC has established itself as a key resource for accessing pioneering theoretical research and providing process safety training and industry expertise to address and mitigate severe accidents in industry related to fire, explosions and gas releases across a wide range of manufacturing and consumer products industries. The P2SAC mission is to play a key role in educating students in process safety, and equipping them for success when entering the industry.

Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI), world leader in nuclear and chemical process safety, is pleased to be a contributing member and partner of P2SAC.

We are providing equipment and expertise wherever possible,” says FAI President Kris Fauske. "FAI is very excited to partner with Purdue in these hands-on, practical and important learning projects for students. At the core of our business we believe it is vital to teach, train and educate. Engineers must always be questioning, while testing and applying sound fundamentals to new processes. Purdue has taken a very effective step with P2SAC to provide much needed skills and experiences.”

Dr. Ashok Dastidar, PhD MBA, Vice President, Dust & Flammability Testing and Consulting Services for Fauske & Associates, LLC presented Minimum Ignition Energy (MIE) of Dust Clouds at the Spring 2018 P2SAC Conference May 10 in West Lafayette, IN. The Center’s conference, held each semester, provides a platform for industrial and academic experts to present and share updates on a variety of process safety topics.

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Anyone interested in learning more about the purpose of P2SAC, how to become involved as a member or attending upcoming conferences can visit their website at:, or contact Professor Basaran ( or Dr. Mentzer ( for assistance.

For more information regarding process safety testing, engineering, auditing and management (PSM), combustible dust, thermal hazards, reactive and adiabatic chemical safety, please contact us at .

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