Sigma-Aldrich (Millipore Sigma) N3

Murphy Company was responsible for all the piping, tanks, and sheet metal work for this six-month, fast-tracked project to enable the client to produce a recently approved cancer drug. Starting in late 2014 and completed in April 2015, this high-purity space required certification of all fittings, gaskets, valves, and other equipment as well as a significant amount of orbital welding. Following installation, the FDA moved in for a two-month approval process.

Our engineering team worked closely with the owner and GC as the layout was being designed. As Sigma was bringing in tanks and other equipment from Europe, we were installing them. The project used BIM 3D modeling and required both European standards for piping and significant metric conversions. Murphy fabricated all the sheet metal, piping, and plumbing for the project, with minimal prefabrication performed on a couple of main runs. The majority of these welds were done on-site.

The new production line was built in an existing warehouse on an extremely tight site in an operating production facility, requiring just-in-time delivery of equipment and close coordination with production for shut-down’s and tie-in’s. The production labs were on the third level, with all utilities located on the lower level.

Owner Sigma-Aldrich (Millipore Sigma)
Building Type Renovation
Project Size $3,000,000
Contract Type Lump Sum
Completion Date 2015
Project Duration 6 Months

Murphy Team

Project Manager: Steve Kappelmann
Project Engineer: John Carter
Piping Foreman: Don Billington
Sheet Metal Foreman: Rob Rose

Project Team

General Contractor: McGrath
Engineer: Murphy Company
Electrical: Benson

Scope of Work

Process Piping
Sheet Metal