The Pioneer Valley Engineer

 President's Message 

November 2017

The Entertainment Committee has selected the time and place for this year’s Annual Christmas Party.  On Sunday, December 10th, 2017 we will gather at The Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA.  This event is a Wine Tasting and Tapas dinner which starts 5 pm and concludes at 11 pm.

The dinner will include:

Special Welcome:  Chef Choice Hors D’oeuvres 

Tapas Stations: Pork Belly with Apple Brown Compote, Cordon Blue Crostini with Gruyere Veloute, Ahi Tuna Taco with Seaweed SaladHoliday Turnover with Turkey, Cornbread, and Sage, Eggplant Turnover with Caper TapenadeProsciutto with Shrimp, Grits, Chives, and Lemon Grass, Korean Skirt Steak with Ginger Brown Rice 

Holiday Dessert Table & Coffee Station 

There will be a DJ and dancing following dinner.  This will be a member / guest function and will be partially subsidized by the Chapter.  The cost to you is $30 per person which includes the meal and gratuity.  Please get your cash or check (payable to NAPE MA Chapter 4) to the office no later than November 27th.  Hoping to see you all there!

The Board of Boiler Rules met at Stow, Ma on October 12th, 2017.  The Board approved changes to 522 CMR which reflect “housekeeping issues” associated with the reorganization of the Department and its transition to Fire Services.  In addition to the revision there were a couple amendments:

  • Put back the threshold for hot water boiler inspections to 200,000 Btu/hr.,
  • Hydrostatic testing in section 15 was modified to reflect language “in accordance with NBIC Part 3, Repairs and Alterations”,
  • Section 4.05 – “constructed with manholes or hand holes” was removed.

The 522 CMR is now headed to the Secretary of State for final promulgation.  The next Board of Boiler Rules meeting is November 2nd, 2017 in Stow, MA.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!




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Chicopee, MA 01013
(413) 592-NAPE  
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