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February 23 Meeting Notice

posted Feb 14, 2012, 6:03 AM by Board Govenors   [ updated Jan 24, 2013, 5:40 AM by Brice Kosnik ]


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ammonia Refrigeration Design in Distribution Centers


Presentation:  This is a presentation of the design and installation of a state-of-the-art ammonia refrigeration system at Londonderry Freezer Warehouse in Londonderry NH.  This project was started in early summer of 2011, was completed in December of the same year and consisted of an 85,000 SF freezer expansion to their existing 90,000 SF distribution facility.  The existing refrigeration system had been expanded since its original installation and it could not accommodate another expansion without extraordinary efforts.  A decision was made to build another complete ammonia refrigeration mechanical system.  We will discuss the considerations made in the selection of the type of system and the equipment.  There will be a discussion of some of the unique design features incorporate into the new system, and how we updated the original system in the process of this project.


Speaker:   Peter Comeau is a partner and President of RECCO (Refrigeration Engineering & Contracting Company, Inc) in Woburn, MA.  RECCO is an industrial refrigeration contractor working primarily in the Food & Beverage and Recreational Refrigeration Industry.  Peter Comeau has 40 years of experience designing and installing industrial and commercial refrigeration systems and is active in many facets of the industry.  He is immediate Past President of New England MCA, and serves currently on the Board of Directors for MCAA (Mechanical Contractors Association of America).  He also serves on UA Local 537 Pipefitters Educational Trust and Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.  His industry affiliations include ASHRAE and IIAR.


Location:      Red Blazer Restaurant, 72 Manchester St, Concord, NH

Phone: (603) 224-4101


Schedule:                 Board of Governor’s Meeting            4:00 pm

                                  Registration & Social Hour                5:15 pm

                                  Dinner                                                6:15 pm

                                  Announcements                                 6:45 pm

  Presentation                                      7:00 pm


Dinner will be Buffet Style.


Reservations Are Required By Friday, February 17 @ noon:

Contact Bob Studley at 603-870-9273 or with any questions. Email your reservation to Chris Saltmarsh at You can also make reservations and see additional meeting information at the chapter’s web site



Members - $35

Guest & late registration - $40

Students - $20


NOTE:  Granite State ASHRAE is a non-profit organization.  Consequently, cancellations will be charged due to our obligation to the restaurant.