The purpose of the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) protection system is to protect critical electrical systems from the effect of intense electromagnetic (EM) effects caused as a result of an explosion. The frequency spectrum may extend from below 1 Hz to above 300 MHz. The high-altitude EMP produced by an exoatmospheric nuclear explosion is the form of EMP commonly of most interest because of the large area covered by a single bomb. This high-intensity EMP can disrupt or damage critical electronic facilities over an area as large as the continental United States, unless protective measures are taken in the facilities. The development of such protective measures involves grounding, bonding, and shielding.
This ebook is designed to inform you on measures of protection from EMP you can take, as well as some important background information, to ensure your level of preparedness for EMP-related disruptions. Among the subjects you'll find within are:
- Types of EMP
- Effects of EMP on facility systems, including long buried lines, vertical structures and closed shields
- Grounding protection against EMP
- Typical components and installation details
- Interfaces with other grounding and bonding subsystems
- Inspections and testing