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.

Recent Posts

Safety Regulations for Nuclear Power Plants

Posted by The Fauske Team on 09.12.17

Where's the one-stop-shop resource for nuclear safety for power plants?

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) together with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offer a Safety Requirements list.

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) offers a resource page including plant operations safety and a list of other agencies.Cable Flame Testing Facility (2).jpg

And, the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) provides a safety standards and fundamentals resource. 

But, what are the "buzz words" and the nuts and bolts that go into understanding the components of a nuclear power plant and how to keep it safely operating? And, who provides plant operability testing and code analysis for severe accident phenomena to support both nuclear and environmental safety, as well as state-of-the-art methodology and laboratory tools for characterizing chemical systems.

Here are just a few of the items designed, engineered and tested in the nuclear plant safety process:

  • Acoustic Analysis
  • AerosolThermal and Explosion Model (FATE™) 2.0
  • Cable Flame Testing (Flame Hut) Facility
  • Cable Health Aging
  • Cable Testing
  • Chemical and Radioactive Waste Safety
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Commercial Grade Dedication / Reverse Engineering and Obsolescence
  • Custom Engineering & Testing
  • Debris Intrusion
  • Decontamination & Decommissioning (D&D) Process Engineering
  • Electromagnetic Radiation (EMC)
  • Equipment Qualification (EQ) Testing
  • Facility Flow
  • Fire Modeling & Cable Selection/Circuit Analysis
  • Gas / Air Intrusion Accumulation
  • Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA) Test Chamber
  • MAAP
  • Plant Analysis
  • Post-Fukushima Engineering
  • Probabalistic Risk Assessment (PRA)
  • RELAP Transient Analysis
  • Reactor Auxiliary Building Analysis
  • Seismic Walkdowns
  • Severe Accident Management 
  • Spent Fuel Processing Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Thermal Hydraulics
  • Verification and Validation
  • Waste Management & D&D Process Engineering
  • Waterhammer

What else would you add?  There's certainly alot to discuss.  This is intended as a resource page. For more information on how nuclear power plants are tested, forecasted, maintained and engineered, contact us 630-323-8750

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Topics: severe accident, nuclear safety, power plant, nuclear

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