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

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Recent Posts

Nuclear Waste Technology Analytical Services - What to Look For

Posted by The Fauske Team on 10.08.19

Operational nuclear facilities and legacy reprocessing sites have unique engineering challenges to address. Safe and efficient nuclear waste processing can require innovative technical solutions, without which, a basic engineering task can appear very complicated.

Comprehensive analytical solutions address all project aspects from fundamental process and safety evaluations to efficiency and technical basis justification.

Areas of Expertise Needed

  • Aerosol Physics
  • Chemical Reaction Rates
  • Criticality
  • Emergency Response
  • Engineered Basis
  • Explosions
  • FATE Software
  • Fire Modeling
  • Flammability & Combustion
  • Full Service (Analytical, Field Service & Laboratory)
  • Integrated Process Evaluation
  • Hydrogen Generation
  • Radioactive Gas Transport
  • Radiolysis
  • Source Terms
  • Thermal-Hydraulics

The most experienced engineering lab and testing services will have performed previous projects such as:

Sludge Transport and Storage Container

Developing and performing heat generation and heat transfer of a storage container containing radioactive sludge. Evaluations included the potential for criticality, hydrogen generation rates and proper vent sizing requirements. In addition, a safety evaluation performed to assess the developed new technology.

 

Interim Fuel Storage Integrated Evaluation

Fully integrated engineering evaluation of an interim storage facility. Evaluations include hydrogen generation, gaseous transport along with postulated off-site releases.

 

Hydrogen Accumulation - Post Fukushima

Playing a key role in the evaluation of the Fukushima accident including analyses of the accumulation of hydrogen in the reactor buildings.

 

Sludge transport and storage container model     
Sludge transport and storage container model 
 
   Interim storage diagram

 Interim storage

 

Hydrogen accumulation risk in reactor buildings post Fukushima

Hydrogen accumulation risk in reactor buildings (post Fukushima)

"By coupling analytical, field service and laboratory capabilities together, top engineering firms provide full service solutions," states Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) Nuclear Services Manager Jackie Shoulders. "With nearly 40 years of success servicing the nuclear and chemical industries, we have acquired broad expertise, welcome First Of A Kind (FOAK) projects and regularly think outside of the box."

Continues Shoulders: "The following is an abbreviated list of customers we have been fortunate to service:

  • Hanford Site
  • Savannah River Site
  • UK’s Sellafield Site
  • Sandia National Lab
  • Numerous operating & closed commercial nuclear power generation plants".

While considering skill set and experience in nuclear and industrial waste tech analytical services, top engineering firms should provide a formula of proven longevity + comprehensive talent.  

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Topics: waste technology, thermal hydraulic, nuclear software, FATE software

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