Military Shelters Consulting Solutions

Customer Problem

The customer had a shelter installed as deep as possible to allow a drain out at the bottom of the shelter. The berm over the shelter ended up being 10 ft. above ground which is not as low profile as the customer wanted.

MSCG Solution

The MSCG design team replaced some of the earth with different shielding lowering the berm 4 ft. and still providing the same radiation shielding. The air intake pipes and entranceway has to be shorten 4 ft. and the customer was satisfied with a much lower profile.


 

Customer Problem

The customer purchased a steel shelter 10ft. x 50ft. with an entranceway that allowed almost 50 rems to enter the shelter at 1.5 miles from ground zero for a 1 MT SB weapon. The radiation shielding on top of the shelter was 4 ft. of earth and 1 ft. of concrete. This allowed 5 rems to enter the shelter from overhead. The air ducts allowed another 5 rems of radiation to enter the shelter. The Total Rems In Shelter was therefore 60 rems at the design overpressure rating distance from ground zero.

MSCG Solution

The goal established between the customer and the MSCG design team was to reduce the TRS rating to not more than 5 rems to enter the shelter from all sources. The entranceway was redesigned to allow only 2 rems to enter the shelter. The overhead shielding was increased with lead and steel shielding to reduce the overhead dose to 2 rems and the air ducts were redesigned to allow only 0.15 rems to enter the shelter. The result was at the design overpressure rating, the shelter now has a TRS rating of 4-10 or 4 rems at 10 psi.

 


Customer Problem

The culvert shelter that the customer purchased has a gooseneck air intake and outlet that stood up 2 ft. above ground. The customer was concerned that high winds with flying debris would damage or bend over the air pipes. Another concern was that an intruder would run a car over the air pipes and bend them over cutting off air entering the shelter and forcing the customer out of his shelter.

 

MSCG Solution

The MSCG team designed and installed dome air manifolds made of heavy steel that are aerodynamically designed to deflect flying debris at 350 mph and the profile was lowered to 5 inches above ground.

 


Customer Problem

The customer did not have the room in his yard or enough money to purchase an underground shelter. He was most concerned with his family being able to live normally after and EMP event.

MSCG Solution

The MSCG team suggest that he “Shelter In Place” or SIP. MSCG team designed and installed a 14 HP EMP shield diesel generator connected to his house with a plug and unplug electrical connection. This allowed the customer to unplug his house from grid power and plug in the generator power. The customer wanted at least a 6 months off-grid duration so a 3000 gallon diesel tank was installed in his garage on a concrete slab. Above the tank shelves were installed to make use of this space and organize his garage.