For more about shielding from someone who has spent his career doing electromagnetic shielding, see Donald R. Also see the new Directory of EMP Protection and Solar Rooftop Products now under development by Don White. A related popular myth is that there is a sharp and well-defined boundary between what is protected from EMP and what is not. Remember that in a complete solar photovoltaic system, the inverters and battery chargers, as well as the solar panels, need to have proper shielding and transient protection. For information about the EMP sensitivity of solar panels, and more details on the shielding of solar panel systems, see Donald J. First let’s see what it takes to shield something from EMP and how a Quonset Hut is constructed to determine if this building could provide a cost effective solution to EMP under the right circumstances. I imagine that the reason that leads to this question is something along the lines of: “Quonset Huts have a steel skin, and steel is a conductor, so they must provide some shielding against EMP. As you may recall from an elementary physics class (or a diligent 2-seconds of research on your “Inter-web Thingy,”) Faraday cages can be used to shield vulnerable microelectronics from EMP. A Faraday cage provides EMP shielding by creating a conductive skin around what you are trying to protect. Another way to say this is that the Faraday cage attenuates (or reduces) the intensity of the field strength of the EMP that is able to penetrate the shielding provided by the cage.
Back to the sand bar analogy, the shielding provided by the conductive skin of the Faraday cage is the difference in EM flow outside and inside the cage. And to protect against a super-EMP weapon (a nuclear weapon optimized to yield the maximum amount of energy released in the form of EMP as opposed to light or heat) this number would have to be much higher.
Notice that the answer is conditional and that even then, a Quonset Hut can only be viewed as possible place to start or source of raw material in the form of steel. Any sealant, lacquer, paint or other non-conductive material between the seams of steel sections, any holes or gaps a quarter of an inch or larger will compromise the free flow of electrons through the shielded “skin” of the structure so they would have to be stripped and replaced with conductive product.


For the very first time, a "survival writer" has, in this engineer's opinion, done a great, accurate - and especially - TECHNICALLY ACCURATE paper on EMP protection! For now, let me say that when i was building custom bomb shelters for rich people from the big city, (not in the city but out at their country land) i contracted serious knowledgeable and experienced electrical engineers to make sure we were properly resistant to EMP's as well as radiation.
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So the cage does not completely stop or shut out the EMP, it just “turns down the volume” to point that it doesn’t “blow the speakers” (so to speak) of electronics protected by the cage. The conductive material must provide sufficient electromagnetic shielding (measured in decibels) to protect against EMP. You would not be talking Mylar bags, aluminized bags or tinfoil anymore, you would need a shielding material more along the lines of an aluminum pressure cooker for that. Even if the integrity of the building’s steel skin is maintained, you would still have some major issues to deal with in order to turn it into an EMP-shielded structure. All these areas would need to be covered with material that meets our shielding requirement of greater than 73dB (for a normal nuclear weapon used to initiate Compton Scattering, generating a nuclear high-altitude EMP, not a super-EMP weapon.) As mentioned, 20OPI or smaller mesh could be used for the windows and to encapsulate any solar panels you add. A non-conductive spray-on bed lining material or any other non-conductive material could be used for this purpose, just do not forget the floor!
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The volume of sound, EMP wave flow or sound wave flow is lower or quieter inside the cage than outside it. If you join two or more sheets of conductive material to form the conductive skin, the seams where they mate must be free of non-conductive paint or any other insulation. But is there is a huge difference in the EMP from a geomagnetic event like an X-class CME than from the detonation of a nuke above the mid-stratosphere. The material is thin, lightweight, and flexible and can be applied to a variety of applications with the adhesive tape. EMI gaskets, shielding, conductive products and environmental seals China EMI Shielding Materials Co.,LTD. But for our application, openings as small as a quarter inch could allow EMP inside, compromising the protected space. To shield against the field strength of an EMP generated by a nuclear weapon detonated high in the earth’s atmosphere, directly above your location, would require approximately 73dB of shielding. EMP is not like rain, you cannot just drape a space blanket over the object and call it good.




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