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PAWS-500 POWER AND WATER SYSTEM

EMP SHIELDED TO MILITARY-STD-188-125

$19,400

PAWS Power and Water 500 From Above

AN OFF-GRID EMP SHIELDED POWER AND WATER SYSTEM FOR A FAMILY

Indefinite supply of power from solar panels
6 months of filtered water@ 0.7 gal/day/person @ 70oF
6 months of cooking
6 months of showering
6 months of toilet
6 months of kitchen operation

NOTE:

  1. One 500-gallon rain collection tank on one downspout of the house will make the house water supply last indefinitely.
  2. This product may qualify for a $5,600 Solar Tax Credit if used on a primary home.

The NORAD POWER AND WATER SYSTEM (PAWS-500) is a one-piece 500-gallon aluminum water tank and solar power supply unit designed to fit inside the garage of a conventional house. The PAWS-500 is designed to allow a family of four to “SHELTER IN PLACE” in their house and live relatively normal for six months using only tank water and solar electric power when the electrical power grid has been disrupted by an EMP attack, cyber-attack, solar flare, pandemic, or some other man-made or natural disaster. Staying in place for six months will prevent family members from having to travel to forage for food, water, supplies and competing with thousands of other people. It will provide filtered water at the kitchen sink, light in 6 rooms of the house, water for a 1.5 gallon shower every week for each person, methanol cooking for four people for approximately six months, and 10 hrs./day of TV and DVD player, plus a 12-volt socket for laptop computer and phone charging as needed.
The NORAD PAWS-500 includes an aluminum MIG welded 500-gallon tank, aluminum EMP shielded vault to store solar panels, AGM battery bank, water pump, water filtration system, circuit breaker panel, solar charge controller that is mounted inside an EMP shielded vault, DC battery bank meter, 7 LED lights, 500 ft. of wire, 3-way valves to allow the DC water pump to draw rain water from a rain water barrel or from the PAWS-500 tank. All EMP shielding is designed to meet MIL-STD-188-125A:”High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Protection for Ground-Based C4I Facilities Performing Critical, Time-Urgent Missions Part 1: Fixed Facilities” 17 July 1998.

Power and Water PAWS 500 Battery Bank
Power and Water PAWS 500 Battery Bank – PATENT PENDING

AFTER A HEMP ATTACK

Most Cars will not work, traffic lights will not be working, more than half of the work population that live in cities will have to leave the city in search of water and food. Planes in flight will loose their electronic flight instrumentation, most will make forced landings, radios don’t work, people will not be able to get water at home, so toilets will not be able to flush. Most people are so accustomed to electricity that most people will just wait thinking that the power will come back on within a few days. Federal, state, and local governments will be overwhelmed, hospitals and doctors will be inundated with patients. People will form armed gangs to obtain resources to survive, traffic jams will be a major secondary event and people will only be able to leave the cities on foot, bicycle, or horse and it will not be safe to travel. Traveling will require significant quantities of water and people will not know where to go. Most homes and food stores have only about three days food supply so people would have to leave their homes to find water and food. Many people will become predatory and do anything to survive. Complicating the situation is that many people will masquerade as police or government officials. When the internet fails due to the loss of so many people to keep the internet working, many things stop and jobs come to a stop and then petroleum becomes not existent and trucks can’t deliver food to the local stores. The homes of the wealthy will be the first target since they will be perceived by the survivors to have resources such as food, water, fuel, gold, silver, antibiotics, etc. The only defense is to make the house look like it has already been ransacked and just become invisible. Those people who are energy independent will have to use curtains to black all the windows at night so they do not become a clear target. Small communities will probably set up barriers to isolate them in order to control and distribute their limited resources. People will have to develop new skills sets in order to stay alive and those people who have medical skills may have to hide these skills at times or face kid napping to save the kidnappers family members. Antibiotics will be worth more than money since the production of antibiotics requires many resources to produce and a way of distribution. The population will be fighting cholera, dysentery, thirst, and famine. A realistic scenario of life after a HEMP attack can be found in a book called “One Second After” by William R. Forstchen, 2009. Note that none of the people in the EMP scenario in this book were properly prepared.

NEW 2012 EMP LEGISLATION

In August 2012, Congressman Roscoe Bartlett introduced House Resolution Bill 762 to encourage community based civil defense preparations to enable people to operate “off of the power grid” for long periods of time “when there is no one there to call”. The focus is based on preparation for cyber-attacks, solar geomagnetic storms, pandemics, and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from a high altitude nuclear weapon detonation or HEMP attack. Every community needs to work to generate at least 20% of their own electrical energy. Bartlett pointed out that the US has 18 critical infrastructures and without electricity the other 17 cannot function. This is just the beginning of legislation to protect the American way of life from attacks on the U.S.A. power grid. This can only happen if families can become self-sufficient for electricity, water, and food. In 2015 HR 1073 was adopted which directed people employed in electrical infrastructure to prepare for EMP events.

Solar Power

Six 250-watt solar panels are stored inside an EMP shielded vault until needed after a disaster. The six 250-watt solar panels each 40 in x 65 in x 2 inch that need to be mounted on the home roof or in the backyard and 500 ft. of wire after a disaster are included. The PAWS-500 solar panels are seized for zones 1-5 where there are at least four solar hours per day. One additional solar panel may be needed is zone 6.

Zone 1 – 6 hours
Zone 2 – 5.5 hours
Zone 3 – 5 hours
Zone 4 – 4.5 hours
Zone 5 – 4.2 hours
Zone 6 – 3.5 hours

Electrical System

The solar panels send electrical power to the Solar Charge Controller mounted in an EMP Shielded Enclosure. The Solar Charge Controller charges the 1,200-amp hour AGM 12-volt deep cycle battery bank. The level of battery bank charge is indicated by the DC Volt Meter. Deep cycle AGM batteries do not produce hydrogen gas and do not contain enough acid to spill. At a 50% Depth Of Discharge (DOD), the battery bank has over a 1000 life cycles or 1000 days of operation. This system provides power for the water pump as needed, 6 lights at 16 hours per day, PAWS light as needed, scanner 8 hours per day, and CD Player and 32 in TV for 10 hrs./day.

Water Pump

The 12-volt water pump has an automatic pressure switch to automatically maintain water pressure and will draw water from the PAWS-500 water tank and pump into the water filtration system pressuring the plumbing system in the house to approximately the same pressure as city/well water but will not be able to supply the same volume of water. A 3-way valve needs to be installed in the house to switch the water supply from city water to tank water. One back-up water pump is included. Water consumption is based on 0.5 gallons/day/person for drinking and weekly 1.5-gallon showers for each of the four people in the house.

Water Filtration and Disinfection

The 4.0 g.p.m. water filtration system is designed to filter rain water containing bacteria. Filtration is accomplished in three stages. The first and second stages are micron filter elements and the third stage is a disinfection filter.

Roof Rain Collection System (Optional)

The use of rain collection barrels increases the water volume many fold to allow the PAWS-500 water pump to pressurize the house plumbing system making all sinks and toilets in the house functional. The rain barrels should be equipped with “first flush diverters” designed to be placed on the bottom of the down spouts of the house and drain into a 100-gallon rain collection barrel (30-inch diameter x 41 inches tall, or 200-gallon plastic rain collection barrel which is 36 inches in diameter and 56 inches tall. Many people feel these rain barrels are ugly and often not allowed by HOA’s and therefore consider underground rain collection tanks or planter box above ground tanks. Underground tanks are useful if water is to be stored in frozen ground. The first flush diverters dump the first half-gallon of water on to the ground to lose the insects, leaves, dust, bird droppings etc. The 3-way stainless valve on the pump inlet allows the water pump to draw water by the supplied hose from the rain collection carrel to the water filtration system before entering the PAWS-500 water tank. Turning the two 3-way valves 90 degrees on the filter outlet allows the water pump to transfer water from the PAWS-500 tank to the house plumbing system. Only filtered water can enter the PAWS-500 tank and only filtered water can leave the PAWS-500 tank. Rain collection barrels with first flush diverters are a very inexpensive option and should always be considered. One rain collection barrel on one downspout of a 2000 ft2 roof house in an area with 20 inches of rain per year will collect approximately 24,800 gallons per year divided by 6 downspouts = 4,133 gallons per downspout.
USA Precipitation Map
Annual rainfall in the US ranges from 10 to 60 inches per year. Each 10 ft. x 10 ft. area of roof will collect 62 gallons of water for each one inch of rain. In dry states with 20 inches of rain per year, this will result in 1,240 gallons per year for each 100 ft2 of roof area. Most roofs that would drain to 4 down spouts would have approximately 1000 ft2 of roof area. Each one inch of rain would then produce 620 gallons. If the annual rainfall is 20 inches (dry state) then this 1000ft2 roof would collect 12,400 gallons per year averaging 34 gallons per day. If four rain collection barrels are utilized, the daily water consumption for owners of the PAWS-500 system should be raised to approximately 30 gallons per day for the whole house divided by the number of people in the house. In a conventional house people average approximately 6-10 gallons/day/person with most of the water used to flush a toilet at approximately 2 gallons/flush.

RAIN COLLECTION GALLONS/YEAR VS. ANNUAL RAIN FALL
ROOF INCHES OF RAINFALL PER YEAR
AREA FT2 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60
1,000 6,200 9,300 12,400 15,500 18,600 21,700 24,800 27,900 31,000 34,100 37,200
1,500 9,300 13,950 18,600 23,250 27,900 32,550 37,200 41,850 46,500 51,150 55,800
2,000 12,400 18,600 24,800 31,000 37,200 43,400 49,600 55,800 62,000 68,200 74,400
2,500 15,500 23,250 31,000 38,750 46,500 54,250 62,000 69,750 77,500 85,250 93,000
3,000 18,600 27,900 37,200 46,500 55,800 65,100 74,400 83,700 93,000 102,300 111,600
3,500 21,700 32,550 43,400 54,250 65,100 75,950 86,800 97,650 108,500 119,350 130,200
4,000 24,800 37,200 49,600 62,000 74,400 86,800 99,200 111,600 124,000 136,400 148,800
4,500 27,900 41,850 55,800 69,750 83,700 97,650 111,600 125,550 139,500 153,450 167,400
5,000 31,000 46,500 62,000 77,500 93,000 108,500 124,000 139,500 155,000 170,500 186,000

Example: A house with a roof area of 3000 ft2 in a geographic area that receives 25 inches of rain each year will collect 46,500 gallons per year divided by 8 downspouts = 4,650 gallons/downspout on average.

PAWS-500 Power and Water System Hidden System - Patent Pending
PAWS-500 Power and Water System Hidden System – Patent Pending
PAWS-500 Power and Water System Hidden System Advantages
PAWS-500 Power and Water System Hidden System Advantages

Lighting

The PAWS-500 includes seven 10-watt LED lights, with switches on the light. Six of the lights are to be mounted in rooms in the house using the 500 ft. of wire supplied either through the house attic or stapled directly on to the wall. Usually the lights are mounted in the living room, kitchen, bathroom, and three bedrooms and one light is already mounted on the PAWS-500 unit itself located in the garage or basement.

Cooking

The PAWS-500 includes a methanol stove and 20 gallons of methanol which will operate the alcohol stove for 6 months serving four people.

Showering

The PAWS-500 allows normal levels of sanitation using a 2-gallon shower bag with heated water from the sun or from the alcohol stove. The amount of shampoo must be just that need to washout with this volume of water. Rain water has a hardness of “0” so soap and shampoo lather very well. There are also propane options for “on-demand” water heaters.

Washing Machine

A manual clothe washing machine is included which uses one quart of warm water that is manually poured into the washer. Each load will wash one set of clothes for one person. The spent water is poured into the sink, conventional toilet, or camping toilet. One person can wash their clothes once per month if rain water collection is not used.

Toilet- No Rain Collection

The PAWS-500 includes two portable toilets with extra tanks. Each flush requires approximately one cup of water compared to the most efficient conventional toilet @ 1.6 gallons per flush. The full sewage tank is dumped into the house conventional toilet.

Toilet With Rain Collection

If rain collection is used, the water pump of the PAWS-500 can be plumbed into the house plumbing system which will allow the house toilets, sinks, and showers to operate normally. City sewers have a large capacity when only the people with a PAWS-500 are able to drain sewage into the system. Houses with septic systems will operate normally.

Communications

The PAWS-500 includes a scanner radio, wire, and antenna. The antenna should be installed on the roof of the house prior to the disaster and NOT connected to the back of the radio until after the disaster event. The scanner can operate eight hours per day.

EMP Vault

The PAWS-500 includes an EMP vault to store six- 250-watt solar panels. During peace time, the 50-watt solar panels maintains the charge in the battery bank. After a disaster, the 50-watt panel is considered sacrificed and the six- 250-watt panel are put in place on the roof or on a ground frame.

Electrical Load Center

The electric power is distributed and protected by a 12-volt circuit breaker panel with 8 circuit breakers labeled as follows:

  • Light 1
  • Light 2
  • Light 3
  • Light 4 and 5
  • Light 6, furnace blower with inverter at furnace
  • Light 7 and Scanner
  • Water pump
  • DVD player and 32 in TV

When a disaster event occurs, the action that needs to be taken to make the PAWS-500 system operational is as follows:

  1. Turn the 3-way valve on the pipe supplying water to the house from the city/well water position to the PAWS-500 position.
  2. Connect the radio antenna cable at the back of each radio.
  3. Turn on all the circuit breaker switches for the water pump and scanner and lights as needed on the PAWS-500. Lights in most rooms are not needed during daylight hours.

The PAWS-500 includes the following:

1-MIG Welded 500-gallon aluminum tank, battery bank container, fill port, vent port, gage port
1-DC Circuit Breaker Panel 8 circuits
1- EMP Shielded Solar Charge Controller
2-Water pumps 12-volt 4 gpm, one back-up
1-Water filtration system with two back-up filter elements
2- 2-gallon solar shower bags.
2-stainless steel 3-way valves
6- 250-watt solar panels with wires and connectors (needs mounting by customer)
8-150AH deep cycle AGM batteries wired in parallel (need to be loaded in place by customer)
2-Camping toilets with two transfer tanks
1-two burner alcohol stove
4-5-gallon containers of methanol
6- 10-watt LED lights and 500 feet of wire (needs to be wired to rooms by customer)
1-32 in 12-volt flat screen LED HD TV
1-12-volt DVD player
1-EMP vault to hold 6 -250-watt panels
1-50-watt solar panel to maintain charge in battery bank (needs to be mounted on roof by customer)
1-radio scanner, antenna and 75 ft. of wire
1-panel space for TV monitor connected to outdoor cameras
1-battery analog meter
1-12-volt socket
1-tank water level gage reading in inches of water depth corresponding to a table in Operator’s Manual.
100 ft. rain barrel water transfer hose
1-hand crank manual clothes washer
1-1-gallon of peroxide disinfectant
4- 1/2 x 6-inch expanding anchor bolts
400 ft2 – Black Ops curtains to cover windows in the house at night. (needs to be cut to size by customer)
1-Operator’s Manual
1-Book Principles of Protection, The US Handbook of NBC Weapon Fundamentals and Shelter Engineering Design Standards, Walton McCarthy M.E. 2013, Brown Books.

Delivery and Installation(summary)

  1. The PAWS-500 is shipped in a crate, and batteries are shipped in a second crate and are usually delivered to the home by a truck with a power tailgate and transferred from the street to the garage door by hand truck.
  2. A local moving company is usually used to supply four men to lift the 450 lb. PAWS-500 into place on the garage floor and lift the 95 lb. batteries into place on the PAWS-500.
  3. The customer must then use the supplied concrete anchor bolts to secure the PAWS-500 to the floor.
  4. The customer must hire a plumber to connect the water out from the PAWS-500 to the water system in the house with a 3-way valve.
  5. The solar panels must be installed on the roof or ground frame and then removed and placed back into the EMP vault.
  6. The wiring must be run from the solar panels to the solar charge controller.
  7. The wiring must be run for the six 12-volt lights in rooms of the customer’s choice.
  8. The water tank needs to be filled with 500+ gallons of tap water by garden hose while adding peroxide
    fectant during filling.
  9. If an underground rain collection tank is used, it should be plumbed to the PAWS-500 pump intake.

NOTES:

  • The PAWS-500 filled with water and all batteries and equipment weigh approximately 5,500 lbs. distributed over a foot print of 2 ft. x 8 ft. which places a load on the garage concrete floor of only 344 lbs./ft2.
  • The PAWS-500 must be located in a place that will be above freezing temperature.

Food Package Family of Four for One Year -Optional

A one-year food supply is available which consists of storable food packages with a wide variety of grains, soups, stews, fruits, vegetables, desserts, snacks and meat substitutes which are healthy, flavorful and affordable. Each package has dehydrated and freeze-dried food in 5-gallon buckets and #10 cans with a shelf life of 30 years. This package has over 3,000,000 calories. The food package weighs 1,600 lbs. and takes up a space of 4.5 ft. wide x 4.5 ft. long x 7 ft. high. The customer must purchase approximately 300 rolls of toilet paper personally since so many women are allergic to certain brands.

Shielded Power Cell

EMP SHIELDED POWER CELL (SPC) for MISSION CRITICAL FACILITIES

SPC Diagram
SPC Diagram – Patent Pending
  • Long-Term Disaster Resistant Electric Power
  • Shielded from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) per MIL-188-125
  • No Poisonous Carbon Monoxide Fumes in building
  • Cannot be stolen like Portable Generators
  • No Threat of Fire or Explosion in Building
  • No Home Owner Insurance Violations
  • No Noise Or Vibration in Building
  • Cool Fuel from Ground Contact
  • Resists 180 mph winds even when empty
  • Resists Damage From Flying Debris
  • 30-Year Warranty
SPC Exterior Controls - Patent Pending
SPC Exterior Controls – Patent Pending

EMP SHIELDED POWER CELL (SPC)

The SPC is a disaster resistant diesel generator and tank EMP shielded to MIL-STD-188-125A:” High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Protection for Ground-Based C4I Facilities Performing Critical, Time-Urgent Missions Part 1: Fixed Facilities” 17 July 1998. The SPC was designed for Mission Critical Facilities, medical facilities, homes and businesses for long-term electric power durations as a result of an EMP attack and other disasters. The SPC is composed of a steel tank with a special compartment to accept diesel generators mounted inside the EMP shielded housing. The SPC does not require excavation. It sits on the ground on a concrete slab or wooden deck. Unlike conventional electric generating plants, the SPC will operate during and after hurricanes, tornadoes, civil unrest, and EMP events.

Generators range in size from 14 KW to 200 KW and all are slow speed 1800 RPM industrial water cooled-turbocharged generators with a service life of 25,000 hours on diesel engines and 15,000 hrs on generator heads. Fuel tanks sizes are 1,100, 3,000, 6000, and 10,000 gallons. The diesel generators have a fuel pump to draw fuel from above or underground storage tanks. The SPC is shipped in one piece and can be installed in one day.

In disaster situations diesel generators are the best power source even though they are much more expensive than gasoline and propane generators. Diesel engines burn 1/3 less fuel than gasoline and propane generators. Also, diesel is not flammable as a Class II fuel. After a disaster, people can forage to find diesel fuel and refuel without special skills or equipment, unlike propane. Diesel engines are also easy to service and usually have the dip stick, oil fill, air filter, fuel filter, etc. on one side making service easy.

SPC Interior Cutaway
SPC Interior Cutaway – Patent Pending

 

SPC Dimensions - Single Wall
SPC Dimensions – Single Walls – Patent Pending

The problem with conventional generators is 1) they are portable and therefore prone to theft during disaster situations. 2) Portable generators have very small short-term fuel tanks and can only provide power for a matter of hours. 3) Conventional generators are usually placed too close to the building or home and carbon monoxide fumes are drawn into the house. 4) Storing more than 5 gallons of fuel in any garage usually voids the home owner’s insurance and violates local fire department standards 5) Conventional generators are usually 3600 rpm generators and therefore make too much noise and have a short service life. 6) conventional generators are not designed to resist any type of flying debris. 7) conventional generators are not large enough to power most homes, especially if the home has central air conditioning. 8) conventional generators have absolutely no EMP shielding. 9) Conventional generators are usually normally aspirated, not turbocharged, so they struggle at higher elevations and burn too much fuel, 10) conventional above ground round tanks are usually not allowed in residential areas and often roll over during high winds if not secured properly to a concrete pad. 11) long-term diesel storage requires a circulating pump and filter to keep the diesel potent.

SPC Primary Tank
SPC Primary Tank – Patent Pending

 

SPC Secondary Tank
SPC Secondary Tank – Patent Pending

Secondary Containment is the secondary or outer tank and has a volume of at least 110% of the inner or primary tank. It is a separate tank designed to contain any leaks in the inner or primary tank. The primary tank of the SPC can be lifted out for repair using the lifting ears leaving the secondary tank in place. This option is usually only needed when the SPC is located within city limits or close to a lake or stream. A leak detection device is placed between the two tanks to detect leaks.

SPC Leak Detection
SPC Leak Detections – Patent Pending

 

SPC Dimensions - Double Wall
SPC Dimensions – Double Walls – Patent Pending

The SPC INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Steel Housing shielded to MIL-188-125, access door, EMP shielded gaskets to the required decibel levels of the Mil Spec, air blower for cooling and combustion air. Air ducts and access doors are EMP shielded to the MIL-188-125, single wall fuel tank is integral with the SPC depending on the generator size. Secondary Containment (S.C.) is available in all sizes for those locations within city limits.
  2. 14 KW to 200 KW slow speed 1800 RPM industrial diesel generator water cooled. Diesel generators have a 25,000-hour service life when operating outside in the open. When operating inside the generator housing with filtered air, this minimum life is extended greatly. Generator heads have a 15,000 hr. service life approximately.
  3. Cathodic protection system for corrosion.
  4. Diesel fuel circulating pump mounted inside the SPC.
  5. Air intake washable filter system EMP shielded to MIL-STD-188-125 accessible through the intake and outlet air duct hoods.
  6. Air outlet for diesel exhaust and cooling air EMP shielded to MIL-STD-188-125
  7. Carbon dioxide tank, valve gages connected to fuel tank.
  8. 30-year
  9. BLACK OPS CURTAINS 200 ft2 to cover windows of building at night.
  10. Wall mounted 200 amp Manual Load Transfer Switch allowing user to choose one of two power sources with one lever.
  11. Operators Manual

GENERAL NOTES ABOUT SPC UNITS:

  1. Generators and engines are new and designed for 24/7 operation.
  2. All generators engines are 1800 RPM and water cooled
  3. No generators or generator engines are refurbished
  4. All generators are brushless
  5. No generator or generator engines have been renamed
  6. All SPC’s have a sound level of approximately 68 dB@ 21 ft.
  7. All SPC’s are new
  8. All generators and engines have blade fuses, no glass fuses.
  9. SPC’s are shipped with 100 gallons of diesel fuel, antifreeze and oil
  10. All SPCs are shipped on open bed trucks and must be off-loaded by crane.
  11. Concrete pads for the SPC must be fully cured.
  12. All SPC units are designed to meet or exceed 40 CFR 112 -Protection of Environment- Oil Pollution Prevention, UL 142 -Standard for Steel Aboveground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids, NFPA 30 – Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, MIL-C-19902 -Caps, vent, fuel storage tank, API-651– Cathodic Protection of Above Ground Petroleum Tanks

Historical Overview

SPC with Wooden Deck
SPC with Wooden Deck

Portable gasoline and diesel generators pose significant health dangers when used near the home. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the number one cause of accidental poisoning in the U.S. During the past decade many people were hospitalized for breathing carbon monoxide as a result of fuel-powered generators operating either in the basement or in the garage even with the garage door open. Buildings are not airtight. During light or heavy winds, the leeward side of the house creates negative pressure drawing in fumes from a portable generator inside the garage. When kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans operate, negative pressure is created in the building drawing in fumes from the generator. Carbon monoxide fumes are odorless and deadly because they interfere with the human body’s ability to process oxygen. Also during this time period, many people have suffered injuries from fires or explosions as a result of generators operating unsafely. Power lines, solar panels, and wind generators are usually the first structures damaged during high winds, which carry flying debris making these energy sources not dependable during emergency situations. Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 26, 2017 and thousands of people were without power for months. The people that used conventional portable generators had to stand watch over the generator 24/7 because intruders were stealing the portable generators. Portable generators have handles and are light enough for one or two people to lift and carry away. The stationary generators that are used in the SPC’s weigh at least 850 lbs. and have no handles and they are mounted behind a lockable access door and the smallest SPC weighs over 4000 lbs. It requires a fork truck to remove the generator from the SPC. The largest threat today is from a high altitude EMP weapon detonated over the center of the United States which would cause the highest loss of life in history. It is this history that created the need to develop the NORAD SPC. NORAD LLC has been engineering and supplying high tech underground and above ground self-sufficient products for over 30 years using modern state-of-the-art computer aided drafting (CAD), computer aided engineering (CAE), and Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Disasters

Between 2007 and 2017 FEMA issued 1,344 major disaster declarations for territories in the United States. This has averaged more than 11 major disasters each month affecting millions of people. Since 2000 the number and severity of disasters has risen, possibly due to global warming. The aftermath of disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, blackouts, fires, and hurricanes have created tremendous hardships on these people who were forced to live without electrical power for long periods of time.

Without electrical power:

There is no running water because water pumps require electricity.

There are no operable toilets, sinks, or showers because there is no running water.

There is no way of using heating furnaces because they require electricity to fire burners and operate blowers. Refrigerators and freezers also will not work.

There are no lights to allow normal living in the nighttime. Common flashlights and camping lights are only able to operate for a matter of hours.

Driving is extremely dangerous because traffic lights may not be operating. If the roads are free of fallen debris, and it is possible to drive to a fuel station, there is no way of getting fuel out of the ground because fuel pumps require electricity. So, it is not always possible to just drive over to the next town and get the necessary supplies.

The traditional portable generator placed outside the building is not weatherproof and not designed to resist fallen or flying debris. If it survives the disaster, it is not designed to operate for more than a few hours because the fuel tank is so small. If it operates inside, it often creates severe problems due to exhaust fumes, heat, vibration, noise, and overheating. Common portable generators are often stolen because they are so portable.

Power and Flying Debris

Rebuilding after disasters has been severely hampered by lack of electrical power. The buildings where power is available, are the first to get rebuilt, simply because electrical power is available making it possible to operate construction tools and equipment. The SPC is designed for 180 mph winds when empty and much higher with fuel in the tank. In tornado zones, it is recommended that the S.C.U.P.P. (Self-Contained Underground Power Plant) be considered to prevent all damage that can be caused from flying debris from tornadoes.

Cathodic Corrosion Protection System

Steel without corrosion protection lose 2 to 5% of its strength each year. The steel corrodes and weakens. A regular epoxy coating only slows down the corrosion process. The NORAD SPC’s use a dielectric (electrically insulating) epoxy coating coupled to a cathodic protection system with anodes which directs the electrical corrosion process to the anodes and stops the corrosion process on the SPC. This results in a constant pressure rating over the warranty period.

Air Manifolds

Air for combustion and cooling enters through the air intake hood on the generator access door and is exhausted through the air outlet hood on the generator housing. The generator housing access door has an external hinge to service the generator.

Long-Term Diesel Storage

The key to storing diesel for long periods is fourfold:

  1. Low Temperature

The SPC sitting on the concrete slab has significant surface area in contact with the cool concrete slab it rests on which will lower the temperature of the stored fuel approximately 20 deg. F. below average ambient temperature which is important to long-term fuel storage. Rigid foam insulation can also be bonded to the SPC roof to reduce the heating effect of the sun on the roof of the SPC in tropical climates.

  1. Diesel Additives
    1. Diesel emulsifier additives are really algicides which kill bacterial and fungal organisms that grow on the water in the diesel fuel. Add emulsifiers according to the diesel volume stored.
    2. Diesel Anti-Gel – Untreated Diesel fuel gels at 15 deg. F. The gel temperature can be reduced to -65 deg. F. by adding approximately 1 gallon of diesel anti-gel to each 1000 gallons of diesel during filling.

 

  1. Diesel Tank Circulation

Diesel fuel needs to be circulated and filtered in the diesel tank once each month. The SPC is supplied with a circulating pump with a water separator to remove water and a filter to remove bacteria and fungus. This filter system is mounted on the inside wall of the generator housing allowing the SPC to store diesel fuel for approximately 10 years. Conventional above ground tanks are usually round because that tank shape is so cheap to manufacture but it provides no contact with the ground to cool the diesel fuel. This is one factor limiting storage of most diesel fuels to one or two years.

 

  1. Carbon Dioxide

Oxidation on the fuel level surface can be prevented by maintaining a carbon dioxide layer on top of the fuel layer. This is accomplished by injecting carbon dioxide into the space between the top of the tank and the fuel level layer. Carbon dioxide as a gas is heavier than air will lower as the fuel layer lowers.

Air Blower

Cooling and combustion air is supplied by a 240-volt high-pressure blower producing cooling and combustion air sized for the generator. The incoming air is filtered by a common washable filter tray. The blower has an average life of 10,000 hours. It is activated 10 seconds after the generator starts.

Snow

During very heavy snows, the air inlet, and air outlet hoods may need to be cleared before starting. Once the generator is operating, the moving air will create “rabbit holes” in the snow as it accumulates allowing normal operation of the generator. Should either air manifold become blocked, the generator will overheat and automatically stop before damage results.

Flood

The SPC MUST be installed at least 2 feet above the 100-year flood plain. FEMA flood plain maps and/or a local surveyor can determine this level.

Generator Exhaust

The tube axial blower draws air in past the EMP filter and washable air filter and then across the engine, muffler, and radiator and then past the EMP vent and the outlet hood on the side of the SPC.

Automatic Off

The generator is equipped with a thermal switch, which will turn the generator off when it exceeds its maximum operating temperature. This may happen as a result of the blowers malfunctioning, low oil level, or if the air inlet/outlet manifolds becoming clogged.

Maintenance

Air manifolds – Make sure that the air manifolds and insect screens are clear from animal nests, bee nests, grass, snow, mud, etc.

Fuel – Use diesel anti-gel additive (or No. 1 diesel) and anti-bacterial additive as necessary.

Starting – Start the generator each month and run for a least 15 minutes.

Check the diesel tank visually for leaks.

Check oil level.

Check generator air filter.

Replace the fuel filter as required based on engines owner’s manual.

Check water level of battery.

Turn on the fuel circulating pump mounted on the wall next to the generator and operate for 15 minutes each month.

Operating Capacity

To determine the size generator required, add up all the running watts of all appliances that are expected to start and run at the same time. Electric motors require 2 to 3 times the name plate wattages created during the 1- to 2 second starting surge. If the SPC is intended for residential use, the governing appliances are usually the well water pump, refrigerator, and furnace. The battery bank option eliminates the surge requirement and allows the electrical needs to be met with the generator operating only 8-12 hours per day. Most homes with a 3000 ft2 of floor area and no central air conditioning usually require a 21 KW generator usually operating 12-16 hrs/day. Homes with a 3000 ft2 floor area that have a 4-6-ton central air conditioner usually require a 30-40 KW generator operating 12-16 hrs/day.

Equipment Running Watts Starting Watts
Clothes Washer 1150 3450
Coffee Maker 1750 1750
Dishwasher no heat drying 700 2125
Electric Range 6 element 1500 1500
8 element 2125 2125
Furnace Blower 1/8 HP 300 800
1/6 HP 500 1250
1/4 HP 600 1600
1/3 HP 700 2125
1/2 HP 875 2350
Light Bulb (125W) 125 125
Oven 6000 6000
Radio 50-200 50-200
Refrigerator or freezer 800 3125
Shelter 45 Amp Bat charger 600 600
Television -color 300 300
Toaster 2 slice 1050 1050
Vacuum Cleaner 600 1800
Water Well Pump 1/3 HP 800 2125
1/2 HP 1050 3200

EMP SHIELDING

Conventional generators are manufactured with electronics in the ignition and fuel delivery system in the engine. This makes the engine vulnerable to functional damage from an EMP. The misconceptions about aluminum foil and various screens to form Faraday Cages covering generators DO NOT shield all the frequencies to the required decibel level of MIL-188-125 to protect the generator engine from functional damage. Any device not shielded to MIL-188-125 is not EMP shielded. There is no other standard. The SPC generator housing, access door, incoming and outgoing air, pipe penetrations, and cable penetrations are EMP shielded to MIL-STD-188-125A:” High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Protection for Ground-Based C4I Facilities Performing Critical, Time-Urgent Missions Part 1: Fixed Facilities” 17 July 1998. The air ducts are EMP shielded to allow air to pass into and out of the structure but blocks all the EMP frequencies to the proper decibel level from entering the SPC which could damage the electronics in the diesel engine. All POE’s (Points Of Entry) in the generator housing are shielded to exceed the minimum required shielding effectiveness of MIL-STD-188-125.

MIL-188-125 FREQUENCY SHIELDING
FREQUENCY TYPE FREQUENCIES to be SHIELDED REQUIRED MINIMUM SHIELDING EFFECTIVENESS
MAGNETIC 10.1 KHz 20 dB
100 KHz 38 dB
1 MHz 58 dB
10.15 MHz 85 dB
ELECTRIC AND PLANE WAVE 10.1 KHz to 1 GHz 100 dB
MIL STD 188-125
MIL STD 188-125 – Patent Pending

NON-CONVENTIONAL WIRING FOR EMP

In order for the SPC to supply power to a home or office after an EMP event, conventional electrical wiring to the powered structure, cannot be used. If the power from the SPC is connected to a conventional circuit breaker panel which is connected to the local power grid, it is vulnerable to functional damage caused by an EMP. The overhead and underground power lines longer than one mile collect EMP which is transferred to the circuit breaker panel and to anything electrically connected to it. A conventional automatic transfer switch can NOT be used. The best way to protect the SPC from EMP is to use a special 200 amp Manual Load Transfer Switch which has a large space between contacts to prevent EMP arcing. This will allow choosing which source of power the house or structure is powered from. This also prevents generator power from being input into the local power grid where electrical service people might be working on the power lines.

Shipping and Installation

The SPC is shipped in one piece by common carrier open bed and off-loaded by crane into position on to the customer’s concrete pad, precast pad, or wooden deck. Power from the SPC to the house is usually by an underground conduit to the building circuit breaker panel. The SPC has the same configuration shape as an air conditioner and usually poses no problems for local covenants like above ground round shop diesel tanks. The installation of the SPC, allowing people to Shelter In Place (SIP) falls under the US Second Amendment Rights, the Right to Bear Arms for protection. An earthquake, tornado, hurricane, power outage, and an EMP event are some of the events considered a threat by the US Government specified in the NATIONAL PLANNING SCENARIOS 2012, prepared for the US Department of Homeland Security. Home Owner’s Associations and local building officials have no sovereign immunity in matters of civil rights which are heard only in federal courts. In most municipalities, the concrete slab is considered a permanent structure but the wooden deck is not and allows the SPC to fall in the category of temporary emergency personal protection equipment, or a portable generator.

Warranty

NORAD SHELTER SYSTEMS LLC (NORAD) Warranties that the SPC will not structurally fail for 30 years provided that 1) the structure is not exposed to excessive overpressure 2) The structural parts are not modified 3) The structure is inspected, off-loaded, assembled, and installed in accordance with the company’s installation instructions. 4) the SPC is not subject to flying debris from high winds. The warranty does not apply to the parts and equipment that NORAD does not manufacture. These items are covered by the individual manufacturers. NORAD is continuously improving its product and therefore reserves the right to change any specification without notice. Our liability under this warranty shall be limited to, at our option, repair of the unit, or delivery of a replacement unit to the point of original delivery, or refund of the original purchase price. We shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential damages, labor, or installation costs.

SCUPP 1000

US Patents Issued and Pending

S.C.U.P.P. 1000 Self-Contained Underground Power Plant

Self Contained Underground Power Plant Hatch

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Self Contained Underground Power Plant Hatch

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S.C.U.P.P. 1000

The S.C.U.P.P. 1000 is a completely self-contained underground steel electric power generation plant designed to provide life support for underground shelters or homes for long-term durations. The S.C.U.P.P. 1000 is composed of a double wall 1000-gallon fuel tank and generator. Unlike conventional electric generating plants, everything is below ground and designed to work in severe climates and disaster conditions. The hatch dome and generator access cover are aerodynamically designed to resist flying debris in 350-mph winds from a tornado or nuclear blast. In addition, it can withstand an earthquake measuring 8.5 on the Richter scale with no damage and can survive 5-psi negative pressure from a tornado and 20-psi overpressure from modern weapon detonations. The S.C.U.P.P. 1000 is supplied with 1000-gallon double wall fuel tank and a 10 KW to 30 KW slow speed diesel diesel generator. Both diesels have fuel pumps to directly supply diesel fuel to the generator. The S.C.U.P.P. 1000 is shipped in one piece and can be installed in one day. The S.C.U.P.P. 1000 is started electrically at the engine by opening the hatch at ground level and climbing down 68 degree stairwell into the engine compartment or by an underground cable and remote control.

Historical Overview

Portable gasoline and diesel generators pose significant health dangers. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the number one cause of accidental poisoning in the U.S. During the past decade many people were hospitalized for breathing carbon monoxide as a result of fuel-powered generators operating either in the basement or in the garage even with the garage door open. Buildings are not airtight. During light or heavy winds, the leeward side of the house creates negative pressure drawing in fumes from a portable generator. When kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans operate, negative pressure is created in the building drawing in fumes from the generator. Carbon monoxide fumes are odorless and deadly because they interfere with the human body’s ability to process oxygen. Also during this time period, many people suffered injuries from fires or explosions as a result of generators operating unsafely. Power lines, solar panels, and wind generators are usually the first structures damaged during high winds, which carry flying debris and are therefore not dependable during emergency situations. It is this history that created the need to develop the S.C.U.P.P. 1000. NORAD Shelter Systems LLC® has been engineering and supplying high tech underground and self-sufficient products for over 30 years using modern state-of-the-art computer aided drafting (CAD), computer aided engineering (CAE), and Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Disasters

Between 1970 and 1990 presidents of the United States signed 594 major disaster declarations for territories in the United States. This has averaged more than 2.5 major disasters each month affecting millions of people. During 1989, 338,689 families qualified for disaster assistance. In 1990 more than 117 million families qualified for disaster assistance1. Since 1990 the number and severity of disasters has risen, possibly due to reduction of the ozone layer and El Nino. The aftermath of disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, blackouts, fires, and hurricanes have created tremendous hardships on these people who were forced to live without electrical power for long periods of time.


1 Federal Emergency Management, Washington, D.C., 1990 computer print out, non-published data.

Without electrical power:

There is no running water because water pumps require electricity.
There are no operable toilets, sinks, or showers because there is no running water.
There is no way of using heating furnaces because they require electricity to fire burners and operate blowers. Refrigerators and freezers also will not work.
There are no lights to allow normal living in the nighttime. Common flashlights and camping lights are only able to operate for a matter of hours.
Driving is extremely dangerous because traffic lights may not be operating. If the roads are free of fallen debris, and it is possible to drive to a fuel station, there is no way of getting fuel out of the ground because fuel pumps require electricity. So it is not always possible to just drive over to the next town and get the necessary supplies.
The traditional portable generator placed outside the building is not weatherproof and not designed to resist fallen or flying debris. If it survives the disaster, it is not designed to operate for more than a few hours because the fuel tank is so small. If it operates inside, it often creates severe problems due to exhaust fumes, heat, vibration, noise, and overheating.

Rebuilding after disasters has been severely hampered by lack of electrical power. The buildings where power is available, are the first to get rebuilt, simply because electrical power is available making it possible to operate construction tools and equipment.

Underground power plant perspective view

Cathodic Corrosion Protection System

A buried galvanized tank or steel tank becomes unsafe over time. Underground steel without corrosion protection loses 2 to 5% of its strength each year. The steel corrodes and weakens. A regular epoxy coating only slows down the corrosion process. The NORAD SCUPP uses a dielectric (electrically insulating) epoxy coating coupled to a cathodic protection system with anodes which directs the electrical corrosion process to the anodes and stops the corrosion process on the SCUPP hull.

Underground power plant top view

Fuel Tank

The S.C.U.P.P. 1000 contains a 1000-gallon separate steel tank located on the bottom dish of the structure hull. The bottom dish extends beyond the SCUPP hull creating a ledge where the weight of the wet soil allows the S.C.U.P.P. 1000 to remain constrained in the ground in high water table areas without rising due to hydrostatic pressure (buoyancy). The S.C.U.P.P. 1000 with an empty fuel tank develops 34,145 pounds of hydrostatic pressure or buoyancy. This buoyancy is resisted by 41,200 lbs. of steel and earth (@ 70 lbs./ft.3) cover. This design meets the American National Standards Institute (ANSI A58.1) requirements for buoyancy and the Fire Codes (NFPA 30) for a tank of this size. This size fuel tank allows 2000 hours of continuous operation @50% load for 83 days for a 14 KW diesel generator. The fuel tank is more than 6 feet below the ground, which keeps the stored fuel temperature well below the outside air temperature and well above freezing temperatures.

Filling Fuel Tank

  1. Extinguish all cigarettes and turn off generator.
  2. Open the hatch access cover.
  3. Remove the 2-inch fill cap on the top of the fuel tank.
  4. If the generator will not be operating for long enough periods to consume most of the fuel within a year, add fuel antibacterial liquid for 1000 gallons of fuel. One bottle is provided with the S.C.U.P.P. 1000. This should be added every year.
  5. If the S.C.U.P.P. 1000 is installed in a cold climate, No. 1 diesel should be used or No. 2 diesel with diesel antifreeze for 1000 gallons of fuel. This can be purchased locally.
  6. Insert the fuel nozzle into the fill port and refuel, checking visually to see where the level of fuel is. Do not completely fill the tank to allow for adding fuel biocides each year

Air Manifolds

Air for combustion and cooling enters through the air intake manifold and is exhausted through the air outlet manifold at ground level. The mechanical configuration of the air manifold design will not allow rain to be sucked into the structure. The hatch access-cover has an internal hinge and spring loaded so it is easy to open.

Leak Detection

The S.C.U.P.P. 1000 is manufactured with a 1000 gallon tank that sits on the floor of the hull dish and has a 2 inch space all around the tank to allow visual leak detection. It is the customer’s responsibility to monitor the fuel tank for any leaks by visually checking the space surrounding the fuel tank.

Operating Capacity

To determine the size generator required, add up all the running watts of all appliances that are expected to start and run at the same time. Electric motors require 2 to 3 times the name plate wattages created during the 1- to 2 second starting surge. If the S.C.U.P.P. is intended for residential use, the governing appliances are usually the well water pump, refrigerator, and furnace. The battery bank option eliminates the surge requirement.

Equipment Running Watts Starting Watts
Clothes Washer 1150 3450
Coffee Maker 1750 1750
Dishwasher no heat drying 700 2125
Electric Range 6 element 1500 1500
8 element 2125 2125
Furnace Blower 1/8 HP 300 800
1/6 HP 500 1250
1/4 HP 600 1600
1/3 HP 700 2125
1/2 HP 875 2350
Light Bulb (125W) 125 125
Oven 6000 6000
Radio 50-200 50-200
Refrigerator or freezer 800 3125
Shelter 45 Amp Bat charger 600 600
Television -color 300 300
Toaster 2 slice 1050 1050
Vacuum Cleaner 600 1800
Water Well Pump 1/3 HP 800 2125
1/2 HP 1050 3200

Air Blower

Cooling and combustion air is supplied by a 115-volt high-pressure centrifugal blower producing 1000-4000 cfm at operating static pressure depending on the generator size. The blower has an average life of 10,000 hours. It is activated as soon as the generator starts.

Snow

During very heavy snows, the air inlet, and air outlet holes may need to be cleared. Once the generator is operating, the moving air will create “rabbit holes” in the snow as it accumulates allow normal operation of the generator. Should either air manifold become blocked, the generator will overheat and automatically stop before damage results.

Flood

The S.C.U.P.P. 1000 should be installed 2 feet above the 125-year flood plain. A local surveyor can determine this level. The generator can also be easily removed.

Generator Exhaust

The generator exhaust exits the structure through the air outlet duct connected to the air manifold at ground level. The structure is under positive pressure forcing the incoming air and exhaust out of the structure just like engine rooms on ships.

EMP SHIELDING

The hull and hatch, are EMP shielded to MIL-188-125. The incoming and outgoing air is also EMP shielded to allow air to pass into and out of the structure but blocks all the EMP frequencies from entering the shelter which could damage the diesel engine. Supplying power to a home or office can NOT be accomplished by conventional electrical wiring. If the power from the SCUPP is connected to a conventional circuit breaker box which is connected to the local power grid, it is vulnerable to functional damage caused by an EMP. The overhead and underground power lines longer than one mile collect EMP which is transferred to the circuit breaker box. A conventional transfer switch can NOT be used. The best way to protect the SCUPP is to use a plug system to manually choose which source of power the house uses

SCUPP power connection to house

Automatic Off

The generator is equipped with a thermal switch, which will turn the generator off when it exceeds its maximum operating temperature. This may happen as a result of the blowers malfunctioning, low oil level, or if the air inlet/outlet manifolds becoming clogged.

Maintenance

Air manifolds – Make sure that the air manifolds and insect screens are clear from animal nests, bee nests, grass, snow, mud, etc.
Fuel – Use diesel anti-gel additive (or No. 1 diesel) and anti-bacterial additive as necessary.
Starting – Start the generator each month and run for a least 15 minutes.
Check interstitial space of the double wall tank visually for leaks.
Check oil level.
Check generator air filter.
Replace the fuel filter as required based on engines owner’s manual.
Check water level of battery.

Shipping

The S.C.U.P.P. 1000 weighs approximately 7500 pounds and can be shipped by low flatbed trailer with overwidth permits. The SCUPP 1000 can be off-load using the same excavator that digs the hole. The excavator must be able to lift at 13.5 ft above ground to off-load the SCUPP 1000. Decontamination The SCUPP 1000 can operate in NBC (nuclear-biological-chemical) warfare environments. The inside of the S.C.U.P.P. housing and generator will become contaminated only if the generator is operating in an NBC environment. NBC contaminants do not affect the generator’s performance unless an extreme amount of dust and fallout clog the air intake filter. The standard air filtration system will filter dust only. The optional HEPA air filtration system will allow servicing of the diesel generator to operate in Nuclear-Biological-Chemical environments.

Installation Procedures

  1. Check For Damage (Inspect the S.C.U.P.P. 1000 for damage, which may have occurred during shipping. Report any indication of damage immediately to the shipper and NORAD.
  2. Excavation- (a) Stake out the corners of the hole and ditch to be excavated. The S.C.U.P.P. must be at least 10 feet away from any building. (b) Confirm the absence of power lines, gas lines, telephone lines, water pipes, sewer pipes, etc. by calling DIG SAFE. (c) Excavate a hole that is 16 feet wide by 16 feet long and 96-104 inches deep. This hole usually requires approximately 2 hours to dig depending on the size of the excavator. (d) For the power lines from the generator, excavate a ditch that is 12 inches deep and as narrow as possible from the hole to the underground shelter and building.
  3. Pea Stone Bed- (a) Build a bed of pea stone that is 2-6 inches deep on the floor of the excavated hole. (b) Check the height from the pea stone bed to the surface of the ground. The height should be 96-104 inches. The installation will require approximately 6 yards of pea stone including the pea stone bed.
  4. Off Loading Into Hole- (a) Attach a chain to the lifting eyes on the side wall. DO NOT LIFT S.C.U.P.P. 1000 WITH FUEL IN THE TANK. (b) Lower the S.C.U.P.P. 1000 into the hole and set on gravel bed.
  5. Leveling- (a) Place a level on the floor (b) Shovel stone under the base of the SCUPP Dish until it is stable and level. (c) Check to make sure that the hatch and air manifolds are at the desired height.
  6. Backfill Base-Continue to shovel stone under the base of the tank in 6-inch lifts or increments all around the tank. It is very important that there be no gaps or voids under the base of the S.C.U.P.P. 100
  7. Continue backfilling to ground level.
  8. Backfill- (a) Continue to backfill the S.C.U.P.P. 1000 with pea stone/gravel in 6-inch increments evenly around the entire S.C.U.P.P. 1000 to within 6 inches of ground level. (b) Use the surrounding soil to backfill the last 6 inches and taper out so water drains away from the generator-housing ring. If gravel or sand it used or some material that is not self compacting, a Jumping Jack compactor must be used every 6-12 inches of backfill depth.
  9. Power Cable Connection- The S.C.U.P.P. 1000 comes with two through hull pipe couplings through which one underground electrical cable is connected to the shelter and one is connected to a house or other equipment. Employ a licensed electrician to connect the power cable to the building main electrical line using a transfer switch (not supplied). This usually requires approximately two hours.

Warranty

NORAD Shelter Systems LLC® Warranties that hull of the SCUPP 1000 will not structurally fail for 50 years provided that 1) the structure is not exposed to excessive overpressure 2) The structural parts are not modified 3) The structure is inspected, off-loaded, assembled, backfilled and installed in accordance with the company’s installation instructions. 4) structures are not built on top of the SCUPP 1000. The warranty does not apply to the parts and equipment that NORAD does not manufacture. These items are covered by the individual manufacturers. NORAD Shelter Systems LLC. is continuously improving its product and therefore reserves the right to change any specification without notice. Our liability under this warranty shall be limited to, at our option, repair of the shelter, or delivery of a replacement shelter to the point of original delivery, or refund of the original purchase price. We shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential damages, labor, or installation costs.

Power plant underground installation cross view

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