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


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.


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards

NFPA provides codes and standards designed to reduce catastrophic losses due to fire, electrical and related hazards.  Fauske & Associates provides expert support for many NFPA and related standards, including those listed below:

NFPA 652 – Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust
NFPA 652 details the requirement to complete a Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA) where a facility has explosible and/or combustible dust present.

NFPA 61 – Agricultural and Food Process Facilities
NFPA 61 is used to guide the Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA) where handling, processing, storing bulk agricultural materials, their by-products, or other agricultural dusts and materials.

NFPA 484 – Combustible Metals
NFPA 484 is used to guide the Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA) the reduced risk for process areas where metals are produced, processed, finished, handled, recycled, stored and use of all combustible and/or explosible metals and alloys.

NFPA 664 – Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities
NFPA 664 is used to guide the Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA) to reduce risk in facilities that process wood or manufactures wood products.

NFPA 654 – Overall Industrial Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions
NFPA 654 is used to guide the Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA) for all other process areas that don’t have their own specific industry standard.

NFPA 499 – Recommended Practice for Electrical Installations where combustible dust are present
NFPA 499 is used to assist in the selection of electrical systems and equipment for safe use in Class II hazardous (classified) locations.

NFPA 68 – Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting
NFPA 68 applies to the design, location, installation, maintenance and use of devices and systems that vent the combustion gases and pressures resulting from a deflagration within an enclosure to minimize structural and mechanical damage.

NFPA 69 – Explosion Prevention Systems
NFPA 69 is used to guide installation systems for the prevention and control of explosions that contain flammable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, mists, dusts or hybrid mixtures.

NFPA 77 – Recommended Practices on Static Electricity
NFPA 77 is used to guide recommended practices to identify, evaluate and control static electric hazards for the purpose of preventing fires and explosions.

NFPA 33 – Standard for Spray Applications
NFPA 33 provides requirements to mitigate fire and explosion hazards associated with spray application processes that use flammable or combustible materials.

NFPA 30 – Flammable Liquids
NFPA 30 provides safeguards to reduce hazards associated with storage, handling and use of flammable and combustible liquids


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