Electrical Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Services

Many of the solutions that Fauske & Associates, LLC develops for our chemical, industrial and nuclear customers can also be successfully applied inPipe Clamp & Safety Consulting Engineers other industries.  For example, we patented vibration sensing clamps for a nuclear power plant that could very easily be applied and installed on piping systems at many other types of facilities.

Mechanical Expertise - Our highly qualified staff of mechanical engineers are skilled in many different areas including statics, dynamics, modal analysis, heat transfer, fracture mechanics, mechanical vibrations, flow induced vibrations, acoustic vibrations, etc.  In addition, we are also involved with providing solutions for many different types of turbines.  Many of the turbines used in nuclear power plants are identical to those that are used in fossil power plants, chemical plants and other industries.

Electrical Engineering Services

Fauske & Associates, LLC offers a wide-range of electrical engineering services and capabilities which include the following:

ARC FLASH HAZARD ANALYSIS AND RISK ASSESSMENT

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

Materials Testing - Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis is a state-of-the-art technique for understanding how the mechanical properties of a material behave as a function of time, temperature and frequency. Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) uses this effective method for characterizing the viscoelastic behavior of plastics, rubbers, and other polymeric materials.

FAI utilizes the Q800 DMA manufactured by TA instrumentsWhat can be characterized by DMA:

  • Viscoelastic Behavior
  • Damping Behavior
  • Creep and Stress Relaxation
  • Glass and Secondary Transitions
  • Curing Behavior

Available Modes of Deformation:

  • 3-point Bending
  • Single/Dual Cantilever
  • Compression
  • Tension
  • Shear

Typical Test Modes:

  • Multi-Frequency: the multi-frequency mode can assess viscoelastic multi-frequency-diagramproperties as a function of frequency, while
    oscillation amplitude is held constant. These tests can be run at single or multiple frequencies, in time sweep, temperature ramp, or temperature step/hold experiments.
  • Multi-Stress/Strain: in this mode, frequency and temperature aremulti stress strain held constant, and the viscoelastic properties are monitored as % strain or the stress is varied. This mode is primarily used to identify the Linear Viscoelastic Range (LVR).
  • Creep/Stress Relaxation: With cree, the stress is help constant and deformation is monitored creep stress relaxationas a function of time. In stress relaxation, the strain is held constant and the stress is monitored vs. time.
  • Controlled Force/Strain Rate: In this mode, the temperature is held constant while stress or strain is ramped at a constant rate. controlled forced strain rateThis mode is used to generate stress/strain plots to obtain Young's Modulus. Alternatively, stress can be held constant with a temperature ramp while strain is monitored.
  • Isotrain: With this mode, strain is held constant during a temperature ramp. Iisotrain-diagramsostrain can be used to assess shrinkage force in films and fibers.
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