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


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Published November 14, 2017

Fauske & Assoc, LLC Partners With Universidad Autonoma De Nuevo Leon (UANL) for Process Safety

By: Arturo Garza, Owner/Founder BDSI, Fauske & Associates, LLC Agent in Mexico



UANL is the State University of Nuevo León, which is home to more than 200 industries, several of which are among the most important in Mexico: Alfa, Femsa, Cemex, Gruma, Ternium, Deacero, Xignux, Cydsa, Vitro, Banorte, Afirme, Soriana, to name a few. Industries include: aluminium, autoparts, petrochemicals, synthetic fibers, food and drinks, corn flour, steel, cement, glass, power generators and transformers, banking, insurance, and department store retail. Newcomers in the industry of the State include: biotechnology, renewable energy, mechatronics, aeronautics.

Resulting from NAFTA, very rapid growth has been registered in the automotive and autoparts sector. Nuevo León has grown to become the third largest producer in the country, with a share of approximately 27% of total output.

UANL is the third largest public University in Mexico, with seven campuses, 26 higher education departments and 38 R&D centers. It has an outstanding record of close collaboration with Industry. For example, the University has "partnered" with large companies like Whirlpool and others to perform R&D.

For this, the Center for Social and Business Linkage was created with the main objective to combine efforts and capacities to carry out tasks of common interest, through the different University units. Also, through the execution of scientific, technological, productive, academic, and cultural activities that contribute to social and business development, as well as the integral formation of students and teachers that transform their actions into direct benefits for society.

Currently, UANL is working with industry on projects that seek to solve problems relating to manufacturing, metallurgy, natural gas, electricity, electronics, software, health, biotechnology, automotive sector, among others.

The initial purpose of the partnership between Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) and UANL is to raise awareness regarding process safety among students and alumni of the school. The next step is to develop a process safety center of excellence that provides support to companies across Mexico and Latin America. The first step will be accomplished by training UANL technical leaders in the discipline of reaction hazards, specifically, how to perform reaction screening using FAI's Advanced Reactive System Screening Tool (ARSST) alongside other instruments. The ARSST will be situated in a laboratory at UANL’s state of the art facility in Monterrey, Mexico. This facility is close to the international airport in Monterrey, which makes it easily accessible. FAI and UANL look forward to providing process safety testing, education and consulting services to local industry.

Awareness of process safety, although present in Mexican industry, is an issue that has yet to be further established, in order to assign it due importance as part of best manufacturing practice, over and above regulation compliance. An aim of this partnership is to increase awareness on process safety in Mexican industry via the inclusion of specific courses in the undergraduate and graduate syllabi, research work to be done hand-inhand with industry, and the provision of services that may generate earnings.

FAI leads the way in worldwide process safety testing, education and engineering. Contact Jeff Griffin, Director, Global Business Development & Strategy at FAI at 630-887-5278 or to learn more.

 FAI Process Safety Newsletter



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