Fauske & Associates (FAI) is a world leader in nuclear, industrial and chemical process safety. Founded in 1980 by Dr. Hans Fauske, Dr. Michael Grolmes, and Dr. Robert Henry, FAI became a wholly owned subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, in 1986. FAI assumed early leadership in the acclaimed DIERS program for AIChE and the IDCOR program for the nuclear power industry. These efforts led to the development of state-of-the-art methodologies and laboratory tools for characterizing reactive chemical systems and computer models for analyzing severe accidents in commercial nuclear power plants. Recognized worldwide for phenomenological modeling and testing services related to the prevention and mitigation of chemical and nuclear power accidents. FAI also provides advanced training and research related to physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear engineering, computer science and other fields.
The FAI quality program includes NQA-1 conformance for Nuclear Safety Related projects, ISO-9001:2008/TickIT certifications for Computer Software development, and several ISO-17025 certifications.
FAI's Nuclear Services Group is recognized for comprehensive plant evaluations to help clients enhance the availability and reliability of their operating plants while maintaining regulatory compliance, extending plant life and reducing operation and maintenance costs. Specific areas of expertise include custom design and engineering to ensure plant safety includes seismic analysis, obsolescence replacement and testing, severe accident analysis (MAAP), waste management/ decommissioning and decontamination, computer software modeling, walkdowns, thermal hydraulics, Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) and more.
FAI provides expertise and support for both industrial and chemical process safety, with broad expertise in custom reactive chemical hazards testing and evaluations, relief system design, effluent handling, process scale-up, explosible and combustible dust hazard analyses, flammable gas and vapor testing, process hazard analysis, and general process safety management. FAI offers a wide range of process safety and thermal hazards laboratory testing services, products, and offers onsite safety assessments.
FAI has global representation and support in Benelux, Austria, China & Hong Kong, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latin America, Scandinavia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.