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Field Guide for Powerline Workers

by Wayne Van Soelen

A reader-friendly, day-to-day approach to constructing, operating, and maintaining electrical distribution and transmission lines - both overhead and underground.

The Field Guide for Powerline Workers is an indispensable tool full of basic principles and best practices.

Completely up-to-date with the latest OSHA guidelines and safety requirements, this book thoroughly outlines strategies for risk reduction, personal protection, managing emergencies, and controlling hazards on-the-job!

Readers will learn effective troubleshooting skills that will enable them to handle situations involving power outages, voltage irregularities, transformers, and more.

The material is presented in a quick reference format so that must-know information will be easily accessible in the field.

  • coverage of distribution and transmission line technology enables readers to stay current with OSHA safety requirements and guidelines
  • abundant tables, charts, and easy-to-follow formulas make this handbook a "must-have" for linemen and groundmen alike
  • electrical awareness is thoroughly examined, including working on or near electrical circuits, vehicle grounding and bonding, lightning safety tips, and more
  • serves as the perfect accompaniment to The Guidebook for Linemen and Cablemen
  • convenient size makes this book perfect to keep in the truck or carry along on the jobsite


Chapter 1- Working Safely

Chapter 2- Electrical Awareness

Chapter 3- Operating Switchgear

Chapter 4- Troubleshooting No Power

Chapter 5- Troubleshooting Voltage Irregularities

Chapter 6- Troubleshooting Transformers

Chapter 7- Installing Personal Protective Grounds

Chapter 8- Stringing, Splicing and Making Connections

Chapter 9- Working With an Underground Cable

Chapter 10- Rigging

Chapter 11- Preparing for Hot Work

Chapter 12- Using the Truck and Boom

Chapter 13- Installing and Removing Revenue Meters

Chapter 14- Troubleshooting Outdoor Lighting

Chapter 15- Controlling Tree Work Hazards

Chapter 16- Inspecting a Substation

368 Pages - 6-1/4 x 8-3/4


The Guidebook for Linemen and Cablemen
The Guidebook for Linemen and Cablemen

1418014877 / 9781418014872

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