About Us

New England Ammonia Safety Inc, (NEAS) is a rapidly growing new company in the Northeast Region, USA who specializes in compliance, design, and service for the ammonia refrigeration industry. NEAS aims to make a positive impact on the industry by adhering to the highest standards for the success of its customers. The founders of this company bring together over 50+ years of experience making them the experts of Ammonia Refrigeration, EHS and Compliance Program Development.

New England Ammonia Safety was founded on the belief that there was a real need for a thorough, honest and complete compliance contractor in the New England area for the Ammonia and Refrigeration Industry. NEAS prides itself on transparency and attention to detail. We offer all compliancy needs including but not limited to: Gap assessments, charge calculations, relief vent calculations, complete P&ID and labeling, Mechanical Integrity Audits, Vibration analysis, Non-destructive testing and aPSM development and support.

James P. Burke P.E. – President
As the president of New England Ammonia Safety, James brings 13 years of engineering experience to New England Ammonia Safety. Working in the highly controlled nuclear power industry for almost 10
years, Jim understands and can help customers deal with strict regulations. As a Professional Engineer in 2 states, you can always count on accurate and professional work.

MA PE License – Active
CT PE License – Active
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – University of
Massachusetts at Amherst

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering – Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute

Shane R. O’Connor – Vice President
As Vice President of New England Ammonia Safety, Shane brings nearly twenty years of experience with his background in ammonia refrigeration installation, service and commissioning. Having firsthand
experience through every aspect of the ammonia refrigeration industry, holding positions from Lead Refrigeration Technician to Project Manager, he has seen what can happen when short cuts are taken and
knows the value in doing things correctly and safely. Shane brings a keen eye for pinpointing specifics that may otherwise get overlooked. He has a passion for this industry and the people in it. He knows that
the most important thing is getting you and your employees’ home to your families every night. His goal as Vice President is to evaluate and correct as many facilities and educate as many people as possible.

Unrestricted MA Refrigeration Journeyman
Unrestricted RI Refrigeration Journeyman
Universal EPA 608 Certification
IIAR Member