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

Blog

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

Process Safety Newsletter

Stay informed with our quarterly Process Safety Newsletters sharing topical articles and practical advice.

Resources

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

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How Safety Risk Management Services Can Improve Your Processes

Posted by The Fauske Team 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

Training
• Combustible Dust
• Flammability
• Relief System Design
• ARSST
• 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 info@fauske.com, www.fauske.com. As always, we welcome discussion and feedback on your best practices. 

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Topics: Combustible dust, fire hazard, risk management, process hazards analysis, AHJ, flammability, explosion hazard, PHA, ARSST, VSP2, emergency relief system design, RMS, authority having jursidiction, reactive chemicals

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