Guidebook for Linemen and Cablemen
by Wayne Van Soelen
Guidebook for Linemen and Cablemen, 2nd Edition 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, this book 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.
This book 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
This text been updated to include
the most current industry information available, including
applications of recent technology. This book 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
- 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.
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
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.
816 Pages - 7-1/2 x 9-1/2
2014 NEC & Related