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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, December 07, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Night Shift Brewing Everett
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    Registration is closed

    Lug Wrench Brewing Company: Nanobrewery Interviews: Night Shift Brewing (Part 1)

    To register click here.

    With holidays season upon us, the YEA committee and member promotion committee would like to invite young members and their friends out to Night Shift Brewing to enjoy a few pints and lots of laughs. You do not need to be a member to come, in fact, it is encouraged for non-members to join the event and then join the chapter after. If you would like to be festive, you can wear your favorite holiday sweater to have some fun with the night!

    Where: Night Shift Brewing, 87 Santilli Hwy, Everett, MA 02149

    When: Wednesday, December 7th 5-8pm 

    There is no cost for this event and pizza will be provided to pair with your drink of choice.  Alcoholic drinks will be the responsibility of the members to purchase.

    Registration is now open.  We will have 50 spots open, so please do not wait, register as soon as possible. If you register and cannot attend, please let us know as there is always a waitlist and we would like to have everyone attend that signed up.

    We look forward to getting the Young Engineers of the Boston ASHRAE Chapter together, yet again!

    If you need more information, please email Matt Hallock, or Mary Kandaras,

    • Tuesday, December 13, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Cambridge

    Tuesday Decemeber 13, 2022

     ASHRAE Boston Meeting

    5:30 - 8:00 PM

    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge

    400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134

    Event Fee

    Members: $50

    Students & Presenters: Free



    4:00-5:00 BOG Meeting (all are welcome)

    5:30-6:15 Tech Session

    6:30-7:00 Plated Dinner

    7:00-8:00 Main Presentation (1 PDH)

    Tech Session Topic: Heat Trace


    Mark Orgettas

    Heat Trace Product Manager

    Emerson Swan Co. Inc. 

    Discussion of Heat Trace systems for Plumbing, Mechanical, Fire Protection and Roof/gutter systems. Presentation will cover Freeze Protection, Grease Waste Maintenance, Hot Water Temperature maintenance, and Snow mitigation. In depth discussion on how to select the proper watts per foot and how pipe diameter, power, insulation thickness, and insulation type all have an effect on which wattage cable is to be selected as well as how many circuits are needed for a project. We will discuss the push for electrification and how using Hot Water Maintenance heat trace lessens time to tap as well as addresses issues engineers have balancing different pressure zones. Using heat trace will help address the recirculation requirements engineers are challenged with to come as close to the fixture as possible. Lastly, we will learn how using Hot Water Maintenance heat trace can contribute to LEED.

    Main Presentation Topic: Heat Exchangers


    Katie Putnam 

    Commercial Markets

    Sales Managers

    Alfa Laval 

    Designing a plate and frame heat exchanger is not as straightforward as it may seem. We all understand the principles of heat transfer, however fluid mechanics play a very large role in the performance and uptime of a heat exchanger. An improperly designed heat exchanger will cause other equipment to work harder and increase the energy consumption in the HVAC system - we must learn to look beyond the initial capital investment and consider the total cost of ownership. AHRI has helped to standardize manufacturers’ designs but there are parameters that engineers must still consider and verify. In this presentation we will discuss:

     Basic heat transfer theory

     The effects of temperature approach on the size and cost of a heat exchanger

     Hydraulic design and it’s effect on performance and fouling

     AHRI – what it is and when it’s applicable

    Speaker Bios:

    Mark Orgettas: 

    Mark has many years of experience in the Plumbing, and HVAC industry. Much of this experience comes from on-the-job training and solving problems with contractors in the field. He has worked with several of the finest in the area of heat tracing for his experience and knowledge in the industry. He works with Plumbing Engineers, HVAC Engineers Contractors, and Distributors helping to assist with product and system development for Domestic and Non-Domestic Hot Water systems. Emerson Swan’s moo is to be there for customers from “concept to commissioning, and beyond”. He also is a Grade III Industrial Wastewater licensed Engineer within the state of Massachusetts.

    Katie Putnam: 

    Tracey Putnam holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University. She began her career as a process engineer at a toll manufacturer where she was responsible for new product start-ups. This provided initial exposure into what is involved in procuring equipment, operator training and commissioning a new process. She spent the first 9 years of her career at Alfa Laval as an applications engineer focusing on technology conversion and energy efficiency within the Petrochemical and Refining markets. In 2010, Tracey transitioned to the Commercial side of the business and has been concentrated on Comfort cooling ever since. Her mission is to educate the engineering community on how to properly specify plate heat exchangers to optimize energy usage, reduce maintenance requirements and total cost of ownership.

    We hope you will join us!

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