About Us


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 compliance 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. If you’re a facility owner or manager or a refrigeration contractor looking for someone to fulfill your compliance needs please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.


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 Contractor
  • Unrestricted RI Refrigeration Journeyman
  • Universal EPA 608 Certification
  • IIAR Member

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