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Title: Mitigation of magnetohydrodynamic electromagnetic pulse (MHD-EMP) effects from commerical electric power systems

Abstract

A large nuclear detonation at altitudes of several hundred kilometers above the earth distorts the earth's magnetic field and produces a strong magnetohydrodynamic electromagnetic pulse (MHD-EMP). This can adversely affect electrical power systems. In this report, the effects of this nuclear environment on critical facilities connected to the commercial power system are considered. Methods of mitigating the MHD-EMP impacts are investigated, and recommended protection schemes are presented. Guidelines for testing facilities to determine the effects of MHD-EMP and to validate the mitigation methods also are discussed.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  2. Tesche (F.M.), Dallas, TX (United States)
  3. Vance (E.F.), Fort Worth, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOD; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5034615
Report Number(s):
ORNL-6709
ON: DE92018547
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES; MITIGATION; POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; BLAST EFFECTS; DISTURBANCES; COMMERCIAL SECTOR; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; MAGNETIC STORMS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; POWER SYSTEMS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EXPLOSIONS; PULSES; RADIATIONS; 240100* - Power Systems- (1990-); 240200 - Power System Networks, Transmission & Distribution- (1990-); 450200 - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Nuclear Explosions & Explosives

Citation Formats

Barnes, P R, Tesche, F M, and Vance, E F. Mitigation of magnetohydrodynamic electromagnetic pulse (MHD-EMP) effects from commerical electric power systems. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.2172/5034615.
Barnes, P R, Tesche, F M, & Vance, E F. Mitigation of magnetohydrodynamic electromagnetic pulse (MHD-EMP) effects from commerical electric power systems. United States. doi:10.2172/5034615.
Barnes, P R, Tesche, F M, and Vance, E F. Sun . "Mitigation of magnetohydrodynamic electromagnetic pulse (MHD-EMP) effects from commerical electric power systems". United States. doi:10.2172/5034615. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5034615.
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title = {Mitigation of magnetohydrodynamic electromagnetic pulse (MHD-EMP) effects from commerical electric power systems},
author = {Barnes, P R and Tesche, F M and Vance, E F},
abstractNote = {A large nuclear detonation at altitudes of several hundred kilometers above the earth distorts the earth's magnetic field and produces a strong magnetohydrodynamic electromagnetic pulse (MHD-EMP). This can adversely affect electrical power systems. In this report, the effects of this nuclear environment on critical facilities connected to the commercial power system are considered. Methods of mitigating the MHD-EMP impacts are investigated, and recommended protection schemes are presented. Guidelines for testing facilities to determine the effects of MHD-EMP and to validate the mitigation methods also are discussed.},
doi = {10.2172/5034615},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {3}
}