Owning a serious company, you need to persistently aware of techniques to protect the employees and company. One issue that has been a threat is the EMP threat. Some proclaim it will create havoc upon our newer junction centered semiconductor products while other schools of thoughts dismiss the dilemma as mere speculation.
Regardless of how you may view the issue and which side you lean towards we usually rely upon backup plans to ensure that our goals are achieved.Below we look at instructions for what I call refer to as an EMP Oven. This item should allow you to rest easy at night and worry less about a potential EMP situation.
Traditionally it is believed that modern electronic devices are extremely vulnerable to any electromagnetic pulse. Sources of these EMP attacks upon our valued electronic equipment can range from rogue solar storms to intentional nuclear detonations. During any EMP attack, we will likely lose our two-way radio communications equipment unless we provide some shielded protection for it. With a little thought, we can devise a means of protecting our small items such as radios against this EMP damage. In the military, we had something known as screen rooms which prevented any signal from leaving or entering the room. You can utilize these commercial units which are rather costly or you can improvise as I will explain below.
Think for a moment about the inherent dangers associated with microwave ovens and the consequences if they are not properly constructed. With this idea in mind, it would make perfect sense to use a microwave as a potential means of protecting our small electronic items. The microwave oven will make an excellent shield to prevent those pulses from damaging our devices.
To begin emp protection , you will need measure your equipment to determine a rough calculation regarding the size enclosure which you will need. Keep in mind that you may wish to store more than one item in your oven safe such as a laptop computer, flash drives, USB hard drives or cell phones.
You will want to locate your EMP oven near a cold water pipe to provide an effective ground connection. We will eventually solder a copper grounding strip to this pipe to ensure maximum protection in the event of an EMP issue.
Next, you will need to locate an old microwave oven. It does not have to be functioning to be an effective EMP proof enclosure. Inspect the oven carefully to ensure that there are no gaps or leakages between the body and the door. Although it is possible that the microwave itself will protect most EMP threats again to guarantee us a better means of protection, we will now solder a braided copper wire grounding strip from the cold water pipe to the metal body of our microwave.
Several alternative methods of electronic storage and protection could be the use of a commercial metallic gun safe or a common aluminum garbage can for larger items. Make certain to solder the braided copper wire to these items and run it to a cold water pipe ground. These projects should protect most of your small electronic items in the event of an EMP attack. Good luck.