Best EMP/HEMP Protection Solutions for Your Equipment

What is the EMP/HEMP?

IEC 61000-5-10 (2017):

"НEMP is an electromagnetic pulse produced by a nuclear explosion outside the Earth's atmosphere. Usually, at an altitude of more than 30 km".

 IEC 61000-5-8 (2009):

"The HEMP is interpreted as a result of a nuclear explosion at an altitude of 100 km and above"

Both definitions in both standards are wrong

 The earth's atmosphere does not end at an altitude of 30 km. The troposphere, limited to a height of about 10 km, is followed by a stratosphere (up to 50 km), followed by a mesosphere with an ionosphere (up to 90 km). The boundary between the atmosphere of the Earth and the outer space is the Karman Line. According to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), the height of this border is 100 km.

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A high-altitude (30-400 km) nuclear explosion (right) differs significantly from a terrestrial one (left), since it does not cause such destructive consequences as a terrestrial blast and does not directly affect people. That is, it is a non-lethal type of weapon.

Why weapons? Because such an explosion initiates an electromagnetic pulse that causes the destruction of electronic and electrical devices over a vast area (thousands of square kilometers). The non-lethality of such weapons makes them very attractive to the military.

High altitude nuclear explosion test named “K-3” was performed in the Soviet Union (at Kazakhstan, 180 km west of Dzhezkazgan town) on October 22, 1962 (300 kt yield, at altitude 290 km). According to data, published by General V. M. Loborev  EMP impact caused failures in the operation of Air Defense radar located about 1,000 km away. An underground power cable with a length of 1,000 km, passing at a depth of about 1 m and connecting towns Tselinograd and Alma-Ata, was put out of action. Breakdowns of ceramic insulators resulting in short-circuit were observed on 35 kV electric overhead power lines, in some areas. The insulators were so damaged that the wires fell to the ground. Electromagnetic pulse caused fires due to short-circuit in electric appliances. A power generator which was connected to an underground power cable was knocked out of service at one of power plants in Karaganda town, relay protection (even old electromechanical type, not modern EMP sensitive microprocessor based!) was triggered resulting in switching the power generator off at another power plant. A slow geomagnetic component of EMP induced a short current pulse with an amplitude of several thousand Amps, as well as a long (more than 20 sec) current pulse, rated 4 Amps. This led to diesel-generator damage and triggering of protection devices mounted over a 570 km above-ground telephone line. There is also information about some breakages of electronic equipment, occurred at Baikonur Cosmodrome.

"Our vulnerability is increasing daily  as our use of and dependence on electronics  continues to grow in both our civil and  military sectors"
(Dr. William R. Graham, Chairman of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the US from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP))

We have produced designs so complicated that we cannot possibly anticipate all the possible interactions of the inevitable failures...”
(“Normal Accidents”, Charles Perrow)

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Future conflicts will be won in a new arena — that of the electromagnetic spectrum and cyberspace. We must merge, then master those realms.

Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, U.S. Navy


Our power grid is very vulnerable. It’s very much on edge. Our military knows that.        

Ex-Congressmen Roscoe Bartlett

Our vulnerability is increasing daily  as our use of and dependence on electronics  continues to grow in both our civil and  military sectors   ...under the Obama Administration the Department of Energy has been part of the problem, not part of the solution to protecting the nation’s electric grid from the existential threat that is EMP                
Dr. William R. Graham, Chairman of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the US from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

The problem is not the technology. We know how to protect against it. It’s not the money, it doesn’t cost that much.The problem is the politics. It always seems to be the politics that gets in the way... its potentially paralizing effect on military forces and civilian crotical infrastructures were deeply understood only bt a small number of nuclear sreategists and specialists.
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security

It would be “suicidally optimistic” to assume  that an EMP attack that inflicted a state-wide blackout  would not also cause cascading grid and infrastructure  failures at least regionally.

Dr. William Radasky, Founder and President of the Metatech Corporation

The current state of EMP protection is random, desoriented and uncoordinated.

Dr. George H. Baker, Prof. Emeritus James Madison University

American society has grown so dependent on computer and other electrical systems that we have created our own Achilles' heel of vulnerability, ironically much greater than those of other, less developed nations. When deprived of power, we are in many ways helpless, as the New York City blackout made clear. In that case, power was restored quickly because adjacent areas could provide help. But a large-scale burnout caused by a broad EMP attack would create a much more difficult situation. Not only would there be nobody nearby to help, it could take years to replace destroyed equipment.
Senator from Arizona Jon Llewellyn Kyl

I don’t think we have an illusion we will prevent it. That’s really the government’s job

Mike Bryson, vice president of operations for the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania-based operator

Managing that kind of threat right now-no one really has the resources to do that

Richard Mroz, president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Much of the available information is not specially applied to electric utilities, making it very difficult for utilities and regulators to understand effective options for protecting energy infrastructure.

Robin Manning, Vice president for transmission and distribution for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

The potential impacts of GMD and HEMP are real; however, evaluating the effects of such events on existing and future power grid infrastructure is complicated and requires concrete, scientifically-based analysis. Once the true impacts are known, including the potential unintended consequences of some mitigation options, cost effective mitigation and/or recovery options can be developed and employed.

Dr. Randy Horton, Senior Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

I don’t mean to be so flippant, but there really aren’t any solutions to THIS, so I would just leave it at that
General  M.  V.  Hayden
Ex-Director of the National  Security Agency (NSA);
Ex-Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

"We know how to protect against it"
Yes, the US Department of Homeland Security knows how to protect critical infrastructure,
that's just one nuance ...


And it's not just US Department of Homeland Security that decades treats of civilian infrastructure with "old snake oil", but also dozens of other not less smart organizations in the United States that not at all against funding their long-playing "study" from the state budget.

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"Research and Developments Needs..."?!
And that's after 50 years of research and developments?
After hundreds of reports and dozens standards?
Is this such a joke?

It turns out that not everyone knows "how to protect agains it"after 50 years "researches"?!
But no, it's much simpler: none of them is interested in a concrete, practical solution to the problem!


Because it will deprive them of millions of dollars to continue their "researches"

A sad story about how a serious problem was used to budget money distribution and waste...
And what is the result? Not a single electrical energy facility protected from EMP for 50 years!

What need to do?   Is that the correct answer:

“The U.S. military already has EMP protection approaches that are practical, affordable, tested and well
understood that can be translated directly to electric power grid control facilities and supervisory control
and data acquisition electronics and networks.”

(from Testimony of Dr. George H. Baker Professor Emeritus, James Madison University Director, Foundation for Resilient Societies
before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, February 27, 2019)

Do you know how much money such strategy takes?!

  !" for retrofit of existing infrastructure facilities 20-30% of the full cost of the facilities "

Do you have such of money?

So, such strategy is a great delusion!

Attempts for 50 years to use MILITARY technologies of EMP protection for CIVILIAN critical infrastructure facilities are the main problem and the main reason for the failure to protect the electric power grid and other critical infrastructure facilities!

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If the current harmful policies do not change, there will not be a single EMP-protected substation also in the next 50 years.
If by that time there is still something left to protect...

     The time for research is running out; we have the data we need.
It's time for bold actions

R. James Woosley, former Director Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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No another "studies", no another theoretical scientific reports in addition to hundreds  of existing!

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Vladimir I. Gurevich was born in Kharkov, Ukraine, in 1956. He received an M.S.E.E. degree (1978) at the Kharkov Technical University, named after P. Vasilenko, and a Ph.D. degree (1986) at Kharkov National Polytechnic University. His employment experience includes: assistant professor and associate professor at Kharkov Technical University, chief of a special research laboratory in this University, chief engineer and director of Inventor, Ltd.

In the 80s, he took part in projects for the development of new types of equipment for the orders of the military industry of the USSR, including: the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system; equipment for demagnetization the nuclear submarines; protection devices for a powerful shipboard radio transmitter for space military communications; AWACS radar power supply system; a technological device used in the production of missiles; powerful electrophysical equipment for special purposes, and other. V. Gurevich is the founder of a new kind of electrical relays called gerkotrones, also known as high voltage interface relays, which are used in control and protection circuits of high voltage (10-100 kV) high power equipment.

In 1994, he arrived in Israel and worked during 25 years at Israel Electric Corp. as a Senior specialist and Head of section of the Central Electric Laboratory. Now Dr. V. Gurevich is owner and CEO of “Industrial EMP Solutions” company.

Dr. Gurevich is the author of a new strategy for the protection of civilian critical infrastructure against EMP and new means of protection.

He is the author of more than 250 professional papers and 18 books and holder 121 patents in the field of electrical engineering, power electronics, EMP protection of critical civilian infrastructures.

 since 2024 Dr. V. Gurevich is an Official Consultant of the Israel Electric Corporation

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