Thoroughly updated to reflect the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®), this authoritative resource, The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook 13th edition (PDF) explains the principles and practices of electric transmission and distribution line operation, construction, and maintenance. You will get comprehensive coverage of the latest equipment, newest techniques, and procedures along with current ANSI, OSHA, and ASTM regulations. Throughout, detailed photographs and illustrations make it easy to understand the material, and self-test exercises and questions reinforce key concepts.
The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook, 13th Edition, covers:
* Electric systems * Electrical principles * Transmission and distribution circuits * Substations * Wood, aluminum, concrete, fiberglass, and steel structures and poles * Construction specifications * Distribution automation and the smart grid * Emergency system restoration * Unloading, hauling, erecting, setting, and guying poles * Insulators, crossarms, and conductor supports * Line conductors * Laying conduit * Manhole construction * 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 * Climbing wood poles * Grounding * Pulling and splicing cable * Underground distribution * Vegetation management * Distribution transformer installation * Electrical drawing symbols * Protective grounds * Street lighting * Underground systems * Single-line and schematic diagrams * Units of measurement, electrical formulas, electrical definitions, and calculations * Maintenance of transmission and distribution lines * Voltage regulation * Rope, knots, splices, and gear * Protective equipment * OSHA 1910.269 * Resuscitation * Pole-top and bucket truck rescue * And much more!