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Boulder Scientific – Cell 2

Murphy Company was contracted to perform a retrofit to an existing manufacturing cell to accommodate the increased manufacturing demand. The scope of work comprised of decommissioning the existing systems and removal of the existing vessels and equipment skids. The new work included HVAC and plumbing upgrades, the setting of process equipment (five 1,000-gallon reactors, glass line receivers, filter dryers, temperature control modules, waste tanks, a hot oil skid, and Budzar chillers), installation of hot and cold thermal fluid systems, aqueous waste, solvent waste, and process systems (such as Toluene, Heptane, Ether, DCM, N2, and CA).

Due to the tight and congested nature of the space, a heavily coordinated effort between all trade partners, the client, and the engineer was required. We leaned on our BIM modeling, shop fabrication, and field planning capabilities to complete this complex installation. Over 30,000 manhours were performed without any injuries or lost time recordables! Murphy was able to identify several value engineering opportunities including material requirements (utilizing different material specifications that still met Boulder Scientific’s need) and equipment arraignment for increased workflow. This was our second cell retrofit for Boulder Scientific. Our strong relationship and quality craftsmanship has led to us continuing to provide additional services, including a chemical storage space addition and Research and Development Lab remodel.

Owner Boulder Scientific
Building Type Renovation
Project Size $6,000,000
Contract Type GMP
Completion Date 2019
Project Duration 11 Months

Murphy Team

Operations Manager: Brad Vogt
Project Manager: Michael Givens
Project Engineer: Matt Holmbo

Project Team

General Contractor: GE Johnson
Engineer: CRB Builder
Controls: CSI

Scope of Work

Process Piping
Sheet Metal