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.

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Our Experts Provide State of the Art Laboratory Testing Services

Chemical & Industrial Process Safety Services

We offer testing for your OSHA, NEP, NFPA, ASTM, PSM, PHA, HAZOP/LOPA needs.

Adiabatic Calorimetry & Relief Vent Sizing

Adiabatic calorimeter testing provides data for relief system design, safe scale-up of chemical processes, and changes to process recipes.
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Combustible Dust Hazards Analysis and Testing

Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) offers a wide range of services related to Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA) characterizing, preventing and mitigating combustible dust explosion, dust combustion and fire hazards.
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Failure Analysis

We provide a broad range of failure analysis services for unirradiated and irradiated components.
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Reaction Calorimetry

One of the keys to safely scaling up a chemical process is managing the energy or heat flux that the intended chemical reaction produces, especially when that chemical transformation is exothermic in nature.
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On-Site Process Safety and Risk Management

In response to continued rapid growth in safety needs for the chemical and nuclear industries, Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) offers a complete range of Risk Management Services.
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Thermal Stability

Often material safety data sheets refer to the thermal stability as an intrinsic property of a substance or mixture. In fact, this is an oversimplification of a concept that must be defined in a more comprehensive way.
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UN-DOT Testing

Fauske and Associates, LLC (FAI) has extensive experience in characterizing the explosive or flammable nature of solids, liquids, vapors and gases. With this expertise, we are proud to offer a suite of UN/DOT testing of potentially dangerous goods.
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Maintenance Optimization Modeling

For those seeking an optimal balance between
operability and cost, our
Maintenance Optimization Modeling provides a simple but comprehensive solution that is based on probabilistic and statistical analysis of your most important plant assets.
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We Have You Covered

Fauske & Associates, LLC proudly employs process safety professionals and industrial plant safety from around the world, speaking more than 17 languages at our laboratory headquarters in Burr Ridge, alone. We travel often and we also employ representatives worldwide for chemical & industrial testing services.

Published white papers, lectures, seminars and webinars are a vital and constant part of our outreach to customers, universities, industries, plants and government. As leaders in the world of process safety for both the nuclear and chemical/industrial sectors, we take very seriously our ability to educate and share about chemical and industrial testing services. Be sure to look for related materials on each topic page you visit.

Our Chemical Testing Services

On-site assessments, Risk Management Services, Calculations, DIERS Methodology, Relief System Design, Chemical and Industrial Testing Services, Industrial Plant Safety and Safety Program Reviews are just some of the safety-related services offered by FAI
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