I'm guessing from the sheer size and layout that this is a warp-core experiment of some sort? I'm guessing that this is one of the new Transwarp systems possibly?
Awen can you confirm the type of core we're looking at here, or if this is an experiment of some kind?
By the way, not to get too geeky on you here, but the Lilac(Violet) Coloring would be because they are using a Potassium Chloride (K+) Matrix within the containment field. Potassium Chloride when burned is the visual spectrum of Violet (just FYI).
Blue coloring would mean that their was an Arsenic (As) Matrix within the containment field.
Check Chemistry.com: Flametests to learn more about visual spectrum tests.