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Field Manual for Powerline Workers provides linemen with instant access to information needed to complete daily tasks and respond effectively to emergency service calls. More than a directory of rules and regulations, the author outlines safety precautions and offers procedural guidelines to minimize the risk of field injuries. Among the topics covered in detail are: high- and low-voltage troubleshooting procedures, stringing procedures, rigging procedures, truck operation, and boom operation. Specific guidelines for live line work - placing grounding; controlling ground and air traffic; climbing, trenching, and blasting; contending with lightning and pole fires; and working alone - are also addressed thoroughly.

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In a companion to his , which covers the electrical theory needed by powerline workers, Van Soelen provides trained and experienced powerline workers with practical information needed to carry out daily tasks and trouble calls. He has in mind keeping a copy in the truck to consult whenever a question arises. He does not include procedures that can normally be planned in advanced and researched in existing reference materials before going to the job. There is neither index nor bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766834453
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/8/2001
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Managing Risk in the Powerline Work. An Introduction to Risk Management. Managing. Risk in the Working Environment. Managing Personal Safety Risk. Chapter 2 Working with Poles, Towers, and Vaults. Working at Heights. Working with Poles. Working in Vaults and Chambers. Some Line Construction Tidbits. Chapter 3 Working with Conductor and Cable. Specific Hazards Working with Conductors. Stringing Procedures. Making Connections. Specific Hazards Working with Underground Cable. Typical Tasks Involving Underground Cable. Chapter 4 Operating Switchgear. Identify Switching Hazards. Operating Isolating Switchgear. Operating Protective Switchgear. Promoting the Operation of Circuit Protection. Chapter 5 Connecting and Troubleshooting Transformers. Checking out a Transformer. Specific Hazards Working with Transformers. Single Phase Transformer Connections. Three Phase Transformer Connections. Troubleshooting Transformers. Working on a Voltage Conversion. Chapter 6 Maintaining Good Voltage to the Customer. Troubleshooting Voltage Problems. Operating Voltage Regulators. Operating Capacitors. Recognizing a Tingle Voltage Complaint. Finding the Cause of Flickering Lights. Investigating a Radio and Television Interference (TVI) Complaint. Chapter 7 Rigging in Powerline Work. Using Rigging Hardware. Lifting a Load. Working with Tensioned Conductor. Chapter 8 Working with Aerial Devices and Digger Derricks. Checking out the Truck. Monitoring a Hydraulic System. Stabilizing a Boom Equipped Truck. Electrical Protection Working with Non Insulated Booms. Electrical Protection Working with Insulated Booms. Operating a Digger Derrick. Operating an Aerial Device. Chapter 9 Installing Protective Grounds. Reasons to Install Protective Grounds. Apply the Grounding Principle to Control Current. Apply the Bonding Principle to Control Voltage. Apply Protective Grounds to Control Voltage and Current from Induction. Specific Grounding Hazards. Specific Details for Protective Grounding of Underground Cable. Chapter 10 Working it Hot. Safety Strategy for Live Line Work. Working on Live Secondary. Rubber Glove Work. Live Line Tool Work. Chapter 11 Working with Revenue Metering. Single Phase Revenue Metering. Three-Phase Revenue Metering. Transformer-Rated Revenue Metering. Specific Hazards Installing and Removing Meters. Chapter 12 Maintaining Street Lights. Supplying Power to Streetlights. Street Light Hazards. Troubleshooting Street Lights. Appendix. Glossary

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