Electromagnetic Pulse

Course Number: E-4027
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Lee Layton, P.E.
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Overview

In Electromagnetic Pulse, you'll learn ...

  • The cause of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and the detrimental impacts it can have on electrical systems
  • How electrical power generation and distribution is structured in the U.S.
  • How the U.S. power grid is vulnerable to EMP-induced currents
  • Strategies to mitigate the consequences of an EMP event

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 46 pages

This 4-hour course explains how a nuclear detonation may create an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that could disable the electric power industry. The course reviews the mechanics of EMP and explains how the electric power industry is structured. The vulnerabilities of the electric power industry are discussed as well as the mitigation options available to help the industry harden their systems to protect from EMP.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understand the cause of EMP
  • The components of EMP
  • How nuclear EMP is generated
  • How to calculate the radius of impact of an EMP event
  • The main components of the electric power system
  • The vulnerabilities of the electric power system to EMP
  • How utilities can mitigate the impact of EMP

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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