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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What are Process Safety Management Services or Risk Management Services?

Posted by Fauske & Associates on 12.12.18
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Walkdown at a chemical plant

In response to safety needs in both the chemical process and nuclear industries, a leading engineering safety and testing lab with nearly 40 years of experience, provides the most comprehensive expertise and insight to changing industry demands. In fact, acting as a full service auditor, tester, planner and reporter for all process safety needs ensures safety programs are not only meeting requirements but anticipating future efforts. This is ideal for employees, services and C-suite execs in terms of safety, quality and savings.

Process Safety Management (PSM) Services, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) Services, and Risk Management Services (RMS) are, at the core, the most essential function of a facility. It's processes, checklists, testing, scaling up of possible scenarios, meeting Authorities Having Jursidiction (AHJ) standards and, most importantly, keeping employees safe. World leading Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) developed a complete range of Process Safety Management (PSM) Services and Risk Management Services including:

Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA), Explosion and Fire Hazard Evaluation

No, not all DHAs are the same! Thorough testing and reporting, state of the art testing labs and experts are the difference. Be sure your lab is independent. Be sure you can receive these options:

  • On-Site Walkdown Hazard Assessment
  • Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) - Required per NFPA 652, NFPA 654, NFPA 664, 61 and NFPA 484 with state of the art lab capabilities and comprehensive, unbiased reporting
  • OSHA Combustible Dust NEP Compliance Support
  • Electrical Area Classification (OSHA 1910), as part of DHA or separate
  • Hazard Awareness Training
  • Policy Development and Implementation

Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)

  • Satisfy OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) audits and requirements
  • Scale-Up Services to test under all conditions
  • Facilitate, Revalidate, Re-do PHAs
  • Audit/Review PHAs
  • Process, Equipment, Management of Change (MOC)
  • FEMA Project Management
  • Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP)
  • Combustible Dust Operations
OSHA PSM process hazard analysis elements

 1. OSHA PSM element  2. Fugitive cotton dust found in a plant
3. Fugitive aluminum dust found in a plant

Hazard Identification Risk Analysis

  • Flammability (Gas/Vapors), including Flammability Hazards Analysis (FHA)
  • Combustible Dust
  • Reactive Chemicals
  • Electrical Area Classification (OSHA 1910)

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 Plant, Medium Scale and Commercial Scale Plants
  • Auditing, Reporting, Documentation
  • Identify and Prioritize Safety Gaps
  • Consulting for Management of Change (MOC) Impact
  • Combustible Dust Program Development

Project management tools for safety in the workplace must include clear and full scale PSM/RMS Services in order to comply with standards, provide a system for employees and help the bottom line.

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Topics: Combustible Dust, Process Safety, Testing


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