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United Airlines – Chelsea Catering Facility

Murphy Company was contracted to replace a non-functioning, low-pressure process steam boiler to provide system redundancy crucial to the facility operations for steam cooling kettles, dish machines, cart wash stations, etc. Murphy installed new stainless steel exhaust hoods, fans, and ductwork. Our team also added a medium-pressure steam boiler to serve as a new autoclave for sterilization of wastewater debris from incoming international flights, which is required prior to disposal for health safety. The challenge was installing equipment much larger than the building openings. A larger roll-up door opening was required to allow the low-pressure boiler to be installed in the boiler room.

A new boiler room was constructed in the interior of the building to accommodate the medium-pressure boiler. This boiler was skid mounted and assembled at the factory, disassembled for transport and insertion into the building, and reassembled once inside. The largest vessel was brought in on its side and hoisted into position, reassembled, piped, and recommissioned without incident. This boiler also emits a large amount of heat and required its own air conditioning unit. This project shows the innovation of Murphy Company to overcome any obstacle and deliver a great product to our clients.

Owner United Airlines
Building Type Renovation
Project Size $930,000
Contract Type Lump Sum
Completion Date 2017
Project Duration 8 Months

Murphy Team

Project Manager: Dan Kaufman
Pipefitter Foreman: Landon Waldner
Sheet Metal Foreman: Ken DaCorte

Project Team

General Contractor: Gilmore Construction
Engineer: BCER Engineering
Architect: Aria Studios
Electrical: Smittick
Controls: JCI

Scope of Work

Sheet Metal