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Location: Fort McMurray
Project Type: Shutdown
Industry: Oil & Gas

Safety First: Trinity Provides Explosion Proof Gear for Oil and Gas Shutdown

Getting the job done and making a profit are the top priorities for an Oil and Gas facility. But equally important is getting everyone home safely at the end of the day.

Between the big machinery, potentially volatile materials and abundance of moving parts, Oil and Gas can be a risky industry. Luckily, with Class 1 Division 2 explosion proof gear, the safety equation on projects that require temporary power equipment adds up to less risk for workers and site operators alike.

A recent shutdown at an Oil and Gas facility in Fort Mac was exactly the kind of situation that explosion proof temporary power equipment was made for — and the Trinity team, as always, was happy to be part of the action.

Our client, an electrical and instrumentation contractor in Northern Alberta offering a full spectrum of E&I services, was commissioned to take care of the electrical requirements for the shutdown, and they came to Trinity to provide the specialized temporary power solution and equipment that they needed.

Being 100% locally owned, this client is as committed to contributing positively to their community as they were to ensuring this shutdown progressed smoothly and safely.

In order to accomplish this, they needed temporary power gear that would get the job done, with specs that would meet a comprehensive set of safety standards — just the kind of job for Trinity’s explosion proof options.

With a successful shutdown and workers’ safety on the line, Trinity was able to source and ship a 75kVA 600/480V load centre, complete with four 60A welding panels and three 20A tool receptacles. We also supplied two master panels with four interconnecting cables, four slave panels with eight interconnecting cables and an additional 50 extension cords to be used for tools around the site. All of this gear was rated to Class 1, Division 2.

Thanks to Trinity’s large and growing inventory of explosion proof equipment, the shutdown was able to proceed on schedule, within safety requirements, with workers secure in the knowledge they’ll be going home in one piece at the end of the day. Another day, another successful shutdown.

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