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Language English
Pages 1706
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The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook Thirteenth Version by Thomas M. shoemaker and James E. Mack

Book Description:

Thoroughly updated to reflect the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®), this authoritative resource explains the principles and practices of electric transmission and distribution line construction, operation, and maintenance. You will get comprehensive coverage of the newest equipment, techniques, and procedures along with current OSHA, ANSI, and ASTM regulations. Throughout, detailed illustrations and photos make it easy to understand the material, and self-test questions and exercises reinforce key concepts.

The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook, Thirteenth Edition


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 * And much more!


This Handbook is written for the apprentice, the lineman, the cableman, the foreman, the supervisor, and different staff of electrical line building contractors and transmission and distribution departments of electrical utility corporations. It’s primarily meant for use as an apprenticeship textbook and a home-study e book to complement day by day work experiences.

This Handbook has 50 chapters; 11 chapters are dedicated to a common understanding of electrical energy, electrical phrases, and electric-power methods; 31 chapters are dedicated to precise building of overhead and underground distribution and transmission traces and to upkeep procedures; and 7 chapters are expressly dedicated to security pointers. The remaining chapter can be utilized by the reader as a self-examination of the data offered. All chapters on this Thirteenth Version have been revised the place essential to be in keeping with the latest tools, strategies, and procedures.

A particular effort was made to current all discussions clearly and in easy language. As in earlier editions, numerous illustrations displaying the development and upkeep processes are supplied to help the reader in a greater understanding of the textual content. The illustrations make clear many particulars that will require further phrases to precise. Most of the images have been taken particularly to be used on this version.

They painting the practices in use by a few of the foremost electrical utility and contracting corporations in america. Strategies of transmission-, distribution-, and rural-line building have turn into fairly standardized for the reason that First Version of the Handbook was revealed in 1928. The building procedures described and illustrated are in most situations consultant of common apply.

Whereas every working firm has its personal requirements of building to which its linemen and cablemen should adhere, the procedures described clarify why issues are achieved in a given means. Such fundamental data might be useful to the lineman or cableman who’s fascinated with studying the whys and wherefores of doing issues a technique or one other.

The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook PDF

Author(s): James E. Mack, Thomas M. Shoemaker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, Year: 2017

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