Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-03-15
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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This is the only book on the market that covers the basic principles and best procedures for the construction, operation and maintenance of overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission lines. It gives linemen, cablemen and other specialists guidelines for maintaining systems at peak capacity, avoiding costly errors, diagnosing and repairing failures so they can ensure optimum safety through sound preventative practices.

Table of Contents




Section 1: Elementary Electrical Principles

Section 2: Electric System

Section 3: Substations

Section 4: Transmission Circuits

Section 5: Distribution Circuits

Section 6: Construction Specifications

Section 7: Wood-Pole Structures

Section 8: Aluminum, Concrete, Fiberglass, and Steel Structures

Section 9: Distribution Automation

Section 10: Unloading and Hauling Wood Poles

Section 11: Erecting and Setting Poles

Section 12: Guying Poles

Section 13: Insulators

Section 14: Line Conductors

Section 15: Distribution Transformers

Section 16: Lightning and Surge Protection

Section 17: Fuses

Section 18: Switches

Section 19: Voltage Regulators

Section 20: Transmission Tower Erection

Section 21: Stringing Line Conductors

Section 22: Sagging Line Conductors

Section 23: Joining Line Conductors

Section 24: Live-Line Maintenance with Hot-Line Tools

Section 25: Live-Line Maintenance from Insulated Aerial Platforms

Section 26: Grounding

Section 27: Protective Grounds

Section 28: Street Lighting

Section 29: Underground System

Section 30: Laying Conduit

Section 31: Manhole Construction

Section 32: Pulling Cable

Section 33: Splicing Cable

Section 34: Underground Distribution

Section 35: Tree Trimming

Section 36: Distribution Transformer Installation

Section 37: Electrical Drawing Symbols

Section 38: Single-Line Diagrams

Section 39: Schematic Diagrams

Section 40: Voltage Regulation

Section 41: Units of Measurement, Electrical Definitions, Electrical Formulas, and Calculations

Section 42: Maintenance of Transmission and Distribution Lines

Section 43: Rope, Knots, Splices, and Gear

Section 44: Climbing Wood Poles

Section 45: Protective Equipment

Section 46: OSHA 1910.269

Section 47: Resuscitation

Section 48: Heart-Lung Resuscitation

Section 49: Pole-Top and Bucket Rescue

Section 50: Self-Testing Questions and Exercises


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