The Pioneer Valley Engineer

 President's Message 

October 2018

Geez October.  I know that many have told me that this summer has been hotter than they would prefer, but really October?  Somebody has to find a way to slow time down! 

On September 14th the Board of Boiler Rules met in Stow, Ma.  The Board vote to accept the committee’s revision of 522 CMR 2.04.  This revision addresses the concerns by both the DFS and the insurance agencies that BEP is not being maintained to code standards, especially mechanical fittings.  It will allow for engineers and firemen to perform these repairs under the direction of the Engineer in Charge.  The language also includes the development of a form by the DFS.  This language heads to promulgation and will most likely head to a public hearing in the spring of 2019.

A big thank you goes out to Brother Pierre Richard for hosting our last meeting.  Not only did he go above and beyond by hosting and providing a dinner, but his detailed presentation followed up by lengthly all access tour gave those in attendance a treat!  Those at the tour saw the latest in technology and engineering practices which in turn allowed them to bring those ideas back to their facility.  This experience to see and share developments in the trade is one of the reasons that being a member of our Chapter paybacks ten fold.  This tour was such a success I will be seeking ideas for another within three months.  If you have any place you’d like to visit, please let me or an officer know.

As a reminder our continuing education is in full swing.  Get your hours before it become crunch time and you have to renew you license with little to no hours earned.

Hope to see you at our next meeting at the Chapter classroom on October 3rd, 2018 at 5 pm.


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