Two Ways to Survive an EMP Event
While the full effect of a large-scale EMP event on modern infrastructure is unknown, it is generally understood that sudden collapses of up to twelve sectors of the economy (especially electrical power and communications) will most likely result in widespread panic by the populace and extensive damage to sensitive circuitry. Documented EMP events, such as the 1989 solar flare activity which caused grid failure in Quebec, illustrate justification for concern.
Most protection methods currently in use do not protect against EMP. Remaining unprotected risks total loss for all data and equipment, depending upon the extent of the event.
If you want to survive an EMP event with your systems intact, you have two options- build sufficient protection to survive, or build sufficient protection to provide continuous operation.
Option 1: Build sufficient protection to survive.
Installing sufficient protection to survive means implementing safeguards to shield from the damaging effects without loss of data or damage to equipment. This option entails interruption of services for an indeterminate time yet allows a point of reconstitution once the danger has passed.
Option 2: Build sufficient protection to provide continuous operation.
The ability to survive and continuously operate involves more extensive planning and implementation to prevent operations from being influenced by outside factors, including EMP.
Choosing the right EMP protection
EMP is actually a multi-pulse event with three distinct components, commonly referred to as E1, E2 and E3. The difference in the components affects our modern electronic infrastructure differently and the protection against each requires separate techniques and understanding. At Armag Corporation, our engineers have an in-depth understanding of all aspects of EMP and EMP protection.
Armag designs and manufactures custom buildings and shelters with EMP protection. Our team has the real world experience and knowledge to provide options on protecting vital equipment for event survival or the ability to survive and operate regardless of conditions.
Both governments and businesses must take the correct protective measures in order to function after an EMP event. Is it enough to just survive, or do your operations require uninterrupted service? Whichever option is right for you, be sure to be informed and be prepared to survive an EMP event.