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June meeting press release



The final regular meeting of the 2015-‘16 season was held at Fratellos in Manchester. Twenty-four members and guests attended the buffet dinner. It was a special meeting because, in addition two excellent technical presentations, the chapter presented it’s annual scholarship check to Matthew Bemis, senior at UNH Durham in Mechanical Engineering,




and we said goodbye to Joe Myers, who has relocated to Connecticut and joined that state’s chapter. Joe was presented with a plaque thanking him for his outstanding service to the Granite State Chapter including serving as our president.





The Technical Session was by Mr. Edward Block from MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory (NRL), Cambridge, Ma. His Presentation, "Remarkable Long Term Performance of Open Water Cooling System, Evolution & Continuous Improvement”. Ed joined MIT’s Nuclear Reactor Laboratory in 1986. He is currently serving as the NRL’s Manager of Engineering and he has engineered and directed several major, multidiscipline projects at the laboratory over the years. He has spent over a decade monitoring and comprehensively reengineering and rebuilding the reactor’s heat removal systems. Ed initiated installation of a nontraditional water treatment at the reactor’s cooling towers in 1999. The NRL has successfully operated and maintained in-situ generated cooling tower water chemistry ever since.





The after dinner speaker for the event was Mr. Steve A. Provin from Daiken VRV and he discussed Variable Volume Ratio Compression Technology for Air Cooled Chillers and Heat Pumps. His presentation covered a variety of applications and included the control strategies. The systems are competative in heat pump mode with conventional heating systems down to an outside air temperature of 20 degrees F.





Note:  For those that are interested in becoming more active with our local Granite State Chapter of ASHRAE, there are committees position and potentially committee chair person positions available for 2015-2016 year.



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