The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us

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The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us

Post by teotwaki » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:50 pm

Because the window of opportunity is probably shrinking -

One of the biggest and most hyped bits of fear mongering about EMP is the difficulty of replacing the giant power transformers used in the electrical grid. "The typical manufacturing lead times for these transformers are 12 months or more." is usually quoted from articles on EMP effects http://energyskeptic.com/2013/emp-effec ... nsformers/

Some things are coming to light that ought to dismay NorK and other bad guys

The risk to big transformers may be lower than was thought

A new Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) report finds that a limited number of bulk-power transformers would be at potential risk of thermal damage due to a single high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) attack, but that additional work is needed to fully investigate the impact to the entire bulk-power system. EPRI is in the middle of a three-year study on the impacts on the bulk power system of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP).

https://www.tdworld.com/distribution/ep ... etic-pulse

Devon Streit, deputy assistant secretary of Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration in the Department of Energy, said her agency is close to releasing an unclassified document intended to give all stakeholders a common understanding of EMP and its potential impacts to help facilitate future discussion.

As a result of research, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has established standards for utilities to protect against GMD, said FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur.

“In the case of EMP we have not up till now felt that we know precisely what the companies should be directed to do to their systems,” she said. That’s why EPRI’s research is critical. It will help in deciding how to direct utilities making changes to the grid."

https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files ... 2016_0.pdf
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Post by teotwaki » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:40 pm

The other big change is the relentless march of technology.

The grid is composed of generation, bulk transmission and distribution.
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The medium voltage distribution network to primary customer is undergoing a quiet revolution from bulky wirewound transformers to Solid State Transformers (SSTs) that offer many advantages including rapid replacement, smaller size and smart grid control hooks.

https://freedm.wordpress.ncsu.edu/sst/

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SST technology can step up or step down AC voltage levels just like that of the traditional transformer but it also offers several significant advantages. These include:

allow two way power flow (good for routing renewable DC energy sources such as home solar arrays, etc.)
input or output AC or DC power
actively change power characteristics such as voltage and frequency levels
improve power quality (reactive power compensation and harmonic filtering)
provide efficient routing of electricity based on communication between utility provider, end user site and other transformers in the network
greatly reduce the physical size and weight of individual transformer packages with equivalent power ratings

When SSTs are implemented, they will radically change the way utility power is distributed. They will also become integral components in the future Smart Grid - enabling it to direct power from any source to any destination by the most efficient route possible.


A smart grid can implement predictive load shedding with either EMP or geomagnetic storm impulses and switch off SSTs and electrical paths in order to limit the damage. SSTs will also be far easier to replace than traditional wirewound transformers and SSTs can be designed to resist EMP direct impacts in the same manner as hardened military equipment .

https://www.westmonroepartners.com/Insi ... ransformer

https://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewa ... e-flexible
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Post by flybynight » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:40 pm

You mean I won't have to get on a horse and ride to your rescue in the riverbed where your BOV was disabled by the EMP blast? I can just call triple A to come get you? That's a relief.
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Post by RonnyRonin » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:47 pm

While I have no real grasp on the actual adoption rates, I have wondered at what point the trend toward less dense and less centralized power generation (wind farms and solar mostly) will make a true grid-down scenario practically impossible.
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Post by raptor » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:53 pm

Unless you want to live like people do in NK or some other 3rd world country a truly girdles system is quite a long time away.

Until you can buy a fully functional Mr Fusion machine, a power grid with power plants is going to be necessary.

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Re: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us

Post by teotwaki » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:03 am

flybynight wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:40 pm
You mean I won't have to get on a horse and ride to your rescue in the riverbed where your BOV was disabled by the EMP blast? I can just call triple A to come get you? That's a relief.
First you'd have to crawl out of your tornado shelter after eating horse stew and then start your walk back here with your dead cell phone in your pack.....
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Post by teotwaki » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:07 am

RonnyRonin wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:47 pm
While I have no real grasp on the actual adoption rates, I have wondered at what point the trend toward less dense and less centralized power generation (wind farms and solar mostly) will make a true grid-down scenario practically impossible.
Supposedly Siemens and GE have started building pre-production models of the medium voltage types. The 100-200 kV types will have to wait for capable semiconductors, Even then, if the risk of thermal damage due to EMP is lower we are less likely to lose the entire grid which will disappoint people who are hoping for this sort of thing to occur only in California,,, :v:
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Re: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us

Post by flybynight » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:16 am

teotwaki wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:03 am
flybynight wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:40 pm
You mean I won't have to get on a horse and ride to your rescue in the riverbed where your BOV was disabled by the EMP blast? I can just call triple A to come get you? That's a relief.
First you'd have to crawl out of your tornado shelter after eating horse stew and then start your walk back here with your dead cell phone in your pack.....
Well if there's horse stew involved, you're on your own. Just ask those nice gang bangerish types to call triple A for ya.

ETA We don't call them tornado shelters anymore because that assess blame on a non malevolent event. The new name is Vortex abatement protective enclosure or VAPE for short. I multi use my VAPE as a shop so I actually enjoy my horse stew in a VAPE shop :awesome:
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Post by teotwaki » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:03 pm

flybynight wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:16 am
The new name is Vortex abatement protective enclosure or VAPE for short. I multi use my VAPE as a shop so I actually enjoy my horse stew in a VAPE shop :awesome:
VAPE! Good one!
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