The Guidebook for Linemen & Cablemen, Second Edition Book 2012
The Guidebook for Linemen & Cablemen, Second Edition Book 2012, Hardcover, 816 pages is the much needed solution to a void that has existed for apprentices seeking to become journeymen linemen and anyone training to work on electrical utility circuits. Packaged as a convenient, single-volume reference guide on the operation of electrical utility systems, the Guidebook for Linemen and Cablemen will give you what other resources won't: practical coverage of the equipment and situations that power line workers are exposed to on a daily basis, with a focus on ensuring concepts are meaningful and applicable.
The Guidebook for Linemen & Cablemen also pays special attention to the order in which topics are addressed; simple concepts are explained first, and the book then builds upon these fundamentals to explain more complex theories, thereby setting a strong foundation for clearly understanding key rules and regulations. This text has been updated to include the most current industry information available, including applications of recent technology. The Guidebook for Linemen & Cablemen also contains in-depth exploration of the mechanical aspects of the job, such as working with rigging, trucks, stringing wire, and tree felling. The need for safety and training is highlighted throughout the book, ultimately giving you a powerful guide for learning the necessary skills to construct, operate, and maintain the lines and cables in an electrical utility system.
Ensures the most credible, reliable, and relevant information available with an author that has many years of experience as a lineman, writing in a language that will appeal to students training to be linemen and related professionals.
Highlights key concepts with ample illustrations that provide clear examples of technical procedures for better understanding and retention.
Emphasizes safety and efficiency by taking a risk management approach that focuses on minimizing the risk of field injuries and meeting important safety regulations.
Doubles as a valuable field guide with easy-to-reference tables and charts throughout the text and in the Appendix.
Table of Contents:
1. Essentials for powerline workers.
2. Electrical units.
3. Electrical power system overview.
5. Alernating currents.
6. Three-phase circuits.
7. Awareness in an electrical environment.
8. Constructing overhead powerlines.
9. Constructing underground powerlines.
10. Working with conductors and cables.
11. Operating switch gear.
12. Circuit protection.
13. Installing grounds.
15. Supplying quality power.
16. Working with aerial devices.
17. Rigging in powerline work.
18. Working it hot.
19. Outdoor lighting.
20. Revenue metering.
21. Tree work.