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

Maintenance Optimization Modeling

Posted by Fauske & Associates on 08.15.19

Operators in the power generation, oil & gas and petrochemical markets face continuous pressure to maximize the availability of their cost-intensive capital equipment while minimizing the associated operating costs. For those seeking an optimal balance between operability and cost, Maintenance Optimization Modeling provides a simple but comprehensive solution that is based on probabilistic and statistical analysis of your most important plant assets.


Given the scope of investment required in many of our projects, we frequently deploy probabilistic applications and model development as a core business. We believe in areas such as probabilistic risk assessment so much we employ more than 60 probabilistic risk practitioners in our global workforce today. We have invested in the establishment and use of the industry frameworks necessary for the efficient implementation of probabilistic modeling.

"Because of our extensive experience with the scope and complexity of nuclear power generation modeling, our engineers are able to use those long-proven sector tools to simplify and customize solutions," states Fauske & Associates, LLC Operations VP Zachary Hachmeister. "We possesses expertise in the power generation and energy sectors – including asset management of heavy capital equipment such as heat exchangers, heavy piping and generators. Based on that expertise, we can offer a proven comprehensive solution that includes probabilistic modeling and statistical analysis of mechanical or electrical assets, piping, storage, transmission distribution, human factors, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) instrumentation."

Hachmeister adds: "We have enjoyed recent success in training and implementing probabilistic modeling on natural gas assets. The modeling included a strategic solution that reviewed components, data, and human factors. Any standard asset inventory can be typically modeled within a few weeks."

Maintenance Optimization Modeling


A system Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a structured process used to identify the ways a process can fail,
estimate the risk associated with failure and prioritize actions to reduce the risk.


Maintenance Optimization Modeling Oil and Gas

Whether you’re in the power generation, oil & gas, or petrochemical
industry, a Maintenance Optimization Modeling solution can help
maximize equipment availability while minimizing plant capital costs.



A system process  FMEA is used to identify potential “pinch points” or vulnerabilities within industrial applications and, from this, propose statistical analyses that facilitate system maintenance.


A Maintenance Optimization Modelling team can develop a probabilistic modeling solution for a facility’s operations process. The context of the model will be dependent on the data inputs available and utilized. The intent of this model is to develop a system asset management program to enhance the performance and cost effectiveness of the maintenance of your facility operations.

This effort will produce a mathematical model of the desired process and associated components in order to define process reliability and estimated system downtime. This information will be used to identify and justify optimal maintenance intervals.

For more information, please contact or 630-323-8750. If you are interested in learning more about probabilistic risk assessment, review our PDF on assessing uncertainties by clicking the button below.

How to Use Expert Judgement to Assess Uncertainties


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