Hazards Analysis, Code Compliance & Procedure Development

Services to identify process safety hazards and facilitate compliance with established standards and codes.

Combustible Dust Testing

Laboratory testing to quantify dust explosion and 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

ISO Accreditation and Scope
Fauske & Associates fulfills the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in the field of Testing
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


Classification of hazardous materials subject to shipping and storage regulations

Safety Data Sheets

Develop critical safety data for inclusion in SDS documents


Model transport of airborne virus aerosols to guide safe operations and ventilation upgrades


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 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


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.


With over 40 years of industry expertise, we have a wealth of process safety knowledge to share.

Mechanical, Plant Design, Piping & Electrical Engineering

We have a team of experienced Mechanical and Electrical engineers with extensive experience in executing new build projects and modification of existing facilities in nuclear, conventional power, chemical, and heavy industry sectors. Our experience ranges from small staff augmentation activities to large one-time projects.

Mechanical Engineering

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Heat transfer studies and modeling
  • Study and analyses of Mechanical, Flow induced and Acoustic vibrations
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analyses

We use a variety of software tools such as FATE, MAAP and others for simulations and modeling.

Plant Design, Piping and Supports Engineering

Our plant design and piping and supports engineering teams have extensive experience with executing new build and modification of existing plant projects in nuclear, conventional power, chemical, and heavy industry sectors. Our experience ranges from small staff augmentation activities to large one-time projects.

Our areas of expertise are as noted below:

  • Participation in various ASME committees and working groups including ASME B31.1, Section III and Section IX groups, and various groups on materials.
  • Well established and proven experience in the Standard Design Process (SDP).
  • Experienced executing projects using a variety of industry standard software tools such as ANSYS, AutoCAD, PDS, Pipestress, MicroStation, Navisworks, Revit, S3D etc.
  • Areas of expertise include:
    • 3D Modeling
    • Aging Management
    • ASME
      • ASME Section III (Class 1, Class 2/3), B31.1 power piping design and analysis.
      • ASME Section III NF pipe support design and analysis including snubbers and ASME O&M in-service testing.
      • ASME Section IX piping degradation evaluation.
      • ASME Welding materials
      • ASME B31.3 process piping analysis. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Piping Repairs
      • ASME Section IX Code Cases N-871
    • Buried Piping
    • Erosion/ Corrosion of pipelines
    • Equipment Layouts
    • Fatigue Analysis of Class I piping systems
    • Fitness for service reviews
    • Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC)
    • Fluid Network Analysis
    • HDPE piping
    • High Energy Line Assessments
    • Hydraulic Calculations (Line sizing, Pressure drop etc.)
    • Loss of Coolant Analysis (LOCA)
    • Material Take Offs
    • Piping layouts and design
    • Pipe support design and analysis
    • Pipe Break Analysis
    • Piping Isometrics
    • Seismic Analysis
    • Static (Deadweight, Thermal and Pressure) Analyses
    • Stress Analysis
    • Snubber reduction/elimination
    • Specifications for valves, relief devices, and fittings
    • Thermal Expansion and Vibration
    • Thermal Stratification Analyses
    • Thermowell and RTD replacements and repairs
    • Steam Generator Replacement Projects
    • Support Review and Evaluations
    • Valve replacement
    • Water Hammer and Vibration Analyses

Piping and Supports Engineering
Qualifications and Experience

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OSHA requires that employers implement and document an electrical
Arc Flash & Safety Consulting Engineerssafety program to protect their employees from electrical hazards such as shock and arc flash.  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 70E is the consensus standard for electrical safety in the workplace and as such OSHA uses this standard when determining compliance.

Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) has a highly qualified staff of electrical engineers who can assess and make recommendations to mitigate risk associated with electrical hazards in your workplace such as shock and arc flash.  Key components of the FAI process are as follows:

  • Assessment - Our electrical engineers will perform a thorough review and assessment of your entire electrical power system which begins with a site visit to collect and visually verify key data such as single-line diagrams, equipment nameplate data, protective device settings and other required electrical drawings
  • Modeling - Your entire electrical power system will then be modeled using ETAP, SKM Power*tools or equivalent electrical engineering software (based upon customer preference) using the information that was gathered during our site visit
  • Analysis - Our electrical engineers will analyze all short-circuit, incident energies and protective device coordination data resulting from the electrical power system modeling and studies to determine the adequacy of circuit breaker interrupt and bus bracing ratings, in addition to the minimum levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the protection of your employees
  • Reporting - A report will be generated which highlights all of the risks within your facility and electrical power system (as compared to NFPA 70E criteria) which will be presented to all of your key stakeholders
  • Labeling - All applicable electrical equipment in your facility will be appropriately labeled in accordance with NFPA 70E requirements by our team of electrical engineers and technicians
  • Training - Your employees will receive training that is tailored to your needs that will specifically highlight the risks present in your workplace along with the required PPE and safe work practices necessary to mitigate those risks

Improve safety, reduce operating costs, and increase productivity

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