The Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook
This classic bestseller has long been the lineman's primary training resource. Now in its thirteenth edition, it covers the basic principles and procedures for the construction, operation and maintenance of transmission and distribution lines. The early chapters explain the electrical principles linemen need to know, and how power gets from generating stations through the T&D system to meters. The bulk of the book covers, one chapter at a time, the specific topics that are part of every lineman's career-long training.
Coverage includes: Electrical principles * Electric systems * Substations * Transmission and distribution circuits * Construction specifications * Wood, aluminum, concrete, fiberglass, and steel structures and poles * Distribution automation and the smart grid * Emergency system restoration * Unloading, hauling, erecting, setting, and guying poles * Insulators, crossarms, and conductor supports * Line conductors * Distribution transformers * Lightning and surge protection * Fuses and substation relays * Switches, sectionalizers, and reclosers * Voltage regulators * Transmission tower erection * Stringing, sagging, and joining line conductors * Live-line maintenance * Grounding * Protective grounds * Street lighting * Underground systems * Laying conduit * Manhole construction * Pulling and splicing cable * Underground distribution * Vegetation management * Distribution transformer installation * Electrical drawing symbols * Single-line and schematic diagrams * Voltage regulation * Units of measurement, electrical definitions, electrical formulas, and calculations * Maintenance of transmission and distribution lines * Rope, knots, splices, and gear * Climbing wood poles * Protective equipment * OSHA 1910.269 * Resuscitation * Pole-top and bucket truck rescue *
More than 1500 illustrations and dozens of useful reference tables.
7-1/2" x 9-3/8" 1184 pages, Shoemaker & Mack