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Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Project Type: Power Distribution
Industry: Electrical Contracting, Events

Trinity Designs An Artful Temporary Power Solution for a Busy Exhibition

Efficiency and reliability are hallmarks of a good temporary power solution. But when the solution in question is for a highly public event at a busy downtown location, invisibility becomes a top priority as well.

Fight For Beauty is a multi-disciplinary art and culture exhibition featuring cutting edge architecture, film, design and fashion installations. The event runs for 3 weeks this October and November, with a location in the heart of downtown Vancouver, attracting hundreds of visitors.

To power this very visible event, the contractor tasked with overseeing the communications and electrical systems for the event turned to Trinity Power.

The number and variety of exhibits meant that a broad range of equipment was needed. The event required power for lights, air handling units, audio, and video requirements spread throughout the event site. Since some of these loads required 600V and others required 120/208V, one of the challenges was ensuring that the right distribution equipment was in place.

Another challenge that Trinity rose to meet was a tight budget, where the ability to be flexible and revisit certain options went a long way.

The final challenge was the location and high visibility of the exhibits. Not only did the equipment footprint have to remain small to accommodate the fact that the event takes place inside a downtown high rise, but the equipment itself had to be extremely reliable because of the number of eyes that would be on the exhibits at any given moment.

To ensure we were designing the right solution to meet these challenges, the Trinity team conducted a site visit along with the electrical contractor and event coordinators.

These preparations resulted in a temporary power solution that was almost as elegant as the exhibits themselves. Trinity provided a 600V distribution panel with a transformer to bring the voltage down to 120/280V, along with a second distribution panel that could be hardwired to the breakers or connected using camlok connections. To accommodate for possible additions to the project, the Trinity team ensured that each panel had extra space. They also made sure there would be backup equipment available and ready to go.

Trinity’s ongoing involvement in the project and flexibility to accommodate a tight budget and ongoing changes ensured that the exhibition went off without a hitch, and visitors were able to enjoy the exhibits without interruption.

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