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

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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

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

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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

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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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Experimental Explosion Lecture and Demo ExElect Oct. 26 and Beyond

Posted by The Fauske Team 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".

Included:

  • 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; griffin@fauske.com or Simon Hans Niemann, Manager of Process Safety Services +31 (0)6 1034 1550; niemann@fauske.com

 

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Topics: flammable material, dust explosion, chemical explosion, occupational safety, exelect, exlposion course, implosion, explosive material

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