Fauske Adiabatic Calorimeters

Adiabatic Calorimetry from Fauske and Associates

In the late 1970s, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) initiated a research project investigating various aspects of reactor vent sizing. This research project was to be known as DIERS (Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems) and a newly-formed company called Fauske and Associates (FAI) were awarded the contract as lead investigators. This was due to Hans Fauske and his colleagues’ standing as world experts on two-phase flow which was thought to be a significant aspect when considering relief systems. The DIERS project formally finished in the mid-1980s but the worldwide DIERS community is still active and FAI are still active in the discussions and developments in vent sizing methodology.