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The Field Guide for Powerline Workers

ISBN 13: 9781418014872

ISBN 10: 1418014877

Author: Wayne Van Soelen

Pages: 480

Published: 10/25/2006

Price: $49.95 Add to cart

The Field Guide for Powerline Workers is an indispensable tool full of basic principles and best practices. This electrical application manual offers a reader-friendly, day-to-day approach to constructing, operating, and maintaining electrical distribution and transmission lines - both overhead and underground. 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.

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  • 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
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Table of Contents
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