Combustible Dust Testing

Laboratory testing to quantify dust explosion & 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

UN-DOT

Classification of hazardous materials subject to shipping and storage regulations

Safety Data Sheets

Develop critical safety data for inclusion in SDS documents

Biological

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

Radioactive

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 (DSC/ARC supplies, CPA, C80, Super Stirrer)

Products and equipment for the process safety or process development laboratory

FERST

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

FATE

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

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

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

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

Posted by The Fauske Team 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: https://engineering.purdue.edu/P2SAC, or contact Professor Basaran (obasaran@purdue.edu) or Dr. Mentzer (rmentzer@purdue.edu) 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 info@fauske.com. www.fauske.com .

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