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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Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) Tackled

Posted by Fauske & Associates on 03.18.15

Most companies adapt and grow over time, adjusting to the market and needs of customers.  process-safetyNothing new. Some companies, however, get to experience the thrill of growing by partnerships and collaborations which allow like-minded, science soul mates to greater serve customers. That's magic.  Anticipating customer need and knowing where to absorb knowledge and talent to better serve them makes everyone grow.  

That said, serving folks in the elusive world of Process Safety Management (PSM) and ALL of its 14 elements can be a challenging endeavor for even the most comprehensive engineering and testing labs.  In its continuous effort to accommodate customer requests, Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) partners with Industrial Psychologists, Inc. (IPi).  In a nutshell, IPi's forte is their methodology of material reviews, work process analyses and involvement in customer’s personnel at all levels to facilitate the culture changes needed to enhance an organization’s effectiveness and compliance with various regulations such as those associated with PSM.  IPi provides services in all of PSM’s elements. One example of IPi’s services is conducting in-depth job and task analysis to identify the tasks that classify job positions within an organization.  Job analyses information is then used as the following activities are performed:

1.     Creation of or upgrades to job descriptions

2.     Evaluating job environments through job safety analyses

3.     Identification of the procedures needed to safely and efficiently perform job tasks

4.     Design of training programs that are job-related, valid and reliable

5.     Knowledge and performance evaluation instruments that are legally defensible and objectively fair

IPi consultants review customer programs, upgrade elements where needed and facilitate the culture change required for consistent implementation They do this by providing organizational development, effective communication and program development support.  IPi also provides a wide selection of workshops ranging from professional and leadership training for supervisors to Train-The-Trainer and documentation development for facility trainers.

According to IPi CEO V. Earl Brown, Jr., "We perform program audits such as gap analyses, training and procedure audits and support all elements of an effective safety program.  Since effective communication is so critical, many of our activities improve policies, procedures and training.  IPi employs the Instructional System Design (ISD) Methodology for our training and procedure activities.  This time proven approach ensures that training activities are relevant and valid."  

This, together with FAI's state of the art engineering and testing lab facilities allows us to go beyond auditing programs and identify deficiencies.  We help customers mitigate deficiencies that are identified.  For example, if the gap analysis identifies a deficiency in a facility's operating procedures, we can assign a team of consultants and technical specialists to upgrade procedures. 


Both FAI and IPi assist customers worldwide.  Like FAI, IPi serves the broad spectrum of industries with experience including crude oil and gas exploration and production (both on and off shore), oil and natural gas pipelines, chemical/ petrochemical, refining, computer chip, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, health care (both medical equipment manufacturing and actual hospital services), airline, general manufacturing, food and beverage, brewery/distillery, and fossil, hydro, and nuclear power generation.                      

V. Earl Brown, Jr., CEO, IPi

FAI reviews and IPi develops process safety programs to support manufacturing facilities or development programs.  This can be performed for facilities including a kilo lab, pilot plant, medium scale and commercial scale plants.  Services include:

    • Auditing, reporting and presenting
    • Gap assessment to identify and prioritize needs
    • Process validation
    • Safe scale-up guidance
    • Development report documentation
    • Consulting on process safety issues for change control management of change (MOC)

IPi adds expertise in the important labor component of comprehensive PSM and PHA programs - bringing it all together.  We are ready to support you with any PSM need., 630-887-5213

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