Walt Frank, PE has a BS degree in chemical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has over 40 years of experience in the chemical process industries, having held assignments in plant technical support, production supervision, R&D, major capital project design and startup, and process safety consulting.
His career includes 24 years with DuPont and ten years with ABS Consulting. He founded Frank Risk Solutions, Inc. in 1997. Walt’s consulting expertise includes process safety management program development, evaluation, and improvement; safety culture and organizational effectiveness evaluation and improvement; and explosion hazards evaluation and control with a particular emphasis on combustible dust fire and explosion hazards.
He is the author/co-author of four books in the CCPS Guidelines series, co/author of the NFPA Guide to Combustible Dusts, and is the former chair (and 20-year member) of the NFPA technical committee responsible for NFPA 654 and 655 (combustible dust standards). Walt is a Professional Engineer, licensed in Delaware, and is an AIChE Fellow, CCPS Fellow, and an Emeritus Member and Staff Consultant for CCPS. He is also an API-qualified assessor in the API Process Safety Site Assessment Program.
Walt’s projects include:
- Process safety Boot Camp Training Program
- Combustible Dust Hazard Assessment: A Risk Based Approach