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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Recent Posts

Experimental Explosion Lecture and Demo ExElect Oct. 26 and Beyond

Posted by Fauske & Associates on 10.18.16

Crackling flames. The boom of exploding particles. The acrid smell of sulphur . . .

"Once you experience a live explosion, you will never forget it. You walk away with a healthy respect for the potential hazards in your workplace. And, a better understanding of how to prevent these accidents from happening in the first place." - Simon Hans Neimann, Manager of Process Safety Services, Fauske & Associates The Netherlands. IMG_3405.jpg

As part of an employee safety program, personnel who work around chemicals, gases and other materials should attend one one of these events. Technicians, supervisors, engineers, quality managers or safety, health and environmental managers at manufacturing plants and so on, should attend one of these events. Staff who formulate policy, implement plans or influence procedures should attend one of these events.  You get the idea -

This is a short course demonstrating experiments as part of a possible safety event. Whether a kinetic, visual/spatial or verbal learner, ExElect provides an unforgettable educational experience by providing live demonstrations of real explosions in a lab environment. Attendees are actively involved in sessions. Called "a very effective way to raise awareness of explosive materials", past participants say demonstration "woke them up to the risks in their workplace and made a very deep impression".


  • Physical and chemical explosions
  • What happens when a pressurized liquid goes above its boiling point
  • How different kinds of vapours behave under different conditions
  • What an implosion looks like
  • A dust explosion
  • Complies with European directives for occupational safety education (certificate provided)

At the end of the course, particpants will have a clear understanding of the risks involved in working with flammable or explosive materials. Particpants can identify sources of ignition, the influence of geometry, confinement and other environmental risk factors. Learners will also know what safety precautions to take to prevent explosive incidents.

ExELect is a scalable portfolio of demonstrations, carried out at any location with the proper facilities. Courses are  provided in 2 and 4 hour options as well as customizeable on site. However, our new lab - Fauske & Associates - the Netherlands, is providing a course on Wednesday, October 26 at Building G122-94, Room 94-2 301 Urmonderbaan 22, 6167 RD Geleen The Netherlands. Please contact Jeff Griffin, Director of Business Development +1 630 470 7168; or Simon Hans Niemann, Manager of Process Safety Services +31 (0)6 1034 1550;


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