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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How Safety Risk Management Services Can Improve Your Processes

Posted by Fauske & Associates on 06.08.17

Regardless of industry - manufacturing, chemical, industrial, nuclear - you know by now that you need a continuously updated process to keep your facility safe.  It may be partially mandated by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), it may be directed by a cracker jack team of safety professionals... or, ideally you have both. 

process safe.jpg Having a one stop shop for testing, consulting and  engineering in a risk management services (RMS) plan can  be highly advantageous for telling you what you don't know.  Find out what is missing, what you weren't sure of and how  to improve. 

 Look for a team that can provide a complete range of safety  services that can be performed in both their lab facilities or on-site at your location to help you understand and address hazards that pose risk to your process facility and ensure compliance.

Key areas your safety plan should address:

Combustible Dust Explosion and Fire Hazard Evaluation
• Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)
• Dust Management Program Development
• Equipment Hazard Evaluation
• Testing -variety of equipment to cross check
• VSP2 Relief Systems
Flammability Hazard Evaluation

Process Hazards Analysis (PHA)
• Facilitate, Revalidate, RE-do PHAs
• Audit review PHAs
• Process, Equipment, Management of Chance (MOC)

Hazard Identification / Risk Analysis
• Flammability (Gas/Vapors)
• Combustible Dust
• Reactive Chemicals
• Cables

Consequence Analysis
• Fire and Explosion Hazards
• Vessel Overpressure Scenarios
• Chemical Reactivity Hazards
• Chemical Releases
• Vapor Cloud Dispersion

Safety Program Development
• Develop or Review Process Safety Programs
• Support Kilo Lab, Pilot Plants, Medium Scale and Commercial Scale Plants
• Auditing, Reporting, Documentation
• Identify and Prioritize Safety Gaps
• Consulting for Management of Change (MOC) impact
• Arc Flash Studies

• Combustible Dust
• Flammability
• Relief System Design
• VSP2

Developing these programs and reviewing systematically will improve facility safety and quality, meet regulation requirements and improve ROI.  Along with these, morale improves as excellence is appreciated by employees.  

For more information on specifics regarding these services or where to start at your facility, please contact, As always, we welcome discussion and feedback on your best practices. 




Topics: Combustible Dust, Process Hazards Analysis, Flammability, ARSST, VSP2, Emergency Relief System Design, Reactive Chemicals


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