Fauske & Associates, LLC, (FAI), a scientific engineering firm, specializing in the application of fundamentals to the resolution of technical problems in the power and chemical processing industries. The principals and staff of FAI are recognized worldwide for their phenomenological modeling related to prevention and accommodation of chemical and nuclear
The combination of engineering expertise, extensive experience in nuclear and chemical process safety, and the availability of laboratory facilities makes FAI uniquely qualified to solve complex industrial problems. Dr. Ashok Ghose Dastidar specializes in Chemical Process Hazards Analysis, Flammable Dusts, Liquids & Vapors Explosion and Combustion Hazards Analysis and Testing and Electrostatic Hazards Analysis.
He has extensive technical experience performing tests and analyzing data to determine the following:
✓ Electrostatic Hazards – field measurements, discharge potential, charge transfer and ignitability,
✓ Dust Explosibility Hazards – ease of ignitability and explosion severity,
✓ Flammability Hazards – ease of ignitability and explosion severity of liquid and vapor explosions,
✓ Thermal Stability and Reactivity Hazards – by Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Dewar Tests,
✓ Hazard Analysis and Risk Mitigation – using HAZOP, FMEA/FMECA, and FTA.
Dr. Dastidar is a member of the following:
✓ American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
✓ ASTM E27.05 Subcommittee chairman overseeing dust explosibility test standards.
✓ NFPA Technical Committee Member for NFPA 664 (wood dust), NFPA 61 (agricultural dust), NFPA 484 (metal dust), NFPA 654 (chemical dust), NFPA 91 (pneumatic transport of dusts) and NFPA 655 (sulfur dust)
✓ Editorial Board of Powder and Bulk Solids
✓ Editorial Board of Journal of Loss Prevention
Recognized as an industry expert, his work has appeared in numerous journals and publications, and he has been a featured presenter at more than 23 conferences.