The Guidebook for Linemen and Cablemen / Edition 2

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A comprehensive and reader-friendly book, The Guidebook for Linemen and Cablemen is a reference tool that contains the most-up-to date information for linemen, cablemen, foremen, and others associated with transmission and distribution departments of electric utility companies. This book discusses the equipment used as well as the responsibilities of a lineman and cablemen. It explains in detail the training and need for safety within this profession. This book is an invaluable resource, providing linemen and cablemen with the best quality and most up-to-date information for their fast growing, technology based, profession.
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"I do like the way Mr. Van Soelen presents the material. I believe he put together the next linemen's bible." - Craig Healy/Asst. Training Director & Instructor Missouri Valley AJATC

"I think that the book is well organized and flows easily from basics to the more involved. With so many aspects to the linemen trade it must be very difficult to put it all in order but I feel that the author did a good job of it." - John Hunter/Training Coordinator Cal-Nev-JATC

"I have been using the book for the past six months. I think it is very well done. Easy to read and understand and the pictures say it all.Thanks for putting it together I know it must be very time consuming but for trainers like myself, it's a life saver. I thank you from, the bottom of my heart."

"I really appreciate the authors approach to presenting the material in blocks (sections). The material is presented concisely and easy to follow. The illustrations are very good. Overall, I feel the book has a lot of merit. I believe [Wayne Van Soelen] could put together the next 'lineman's bible'". - Craig Healy, Missouri Valley AJATC

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111035013
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 912
  • Sales rank: 901,269
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Safe Work on Power Lines, 2. Electrical Power System Overview, 3. Electrical Units, 4. Alternating Current (A-C), 5. Three-Phase Circuits, 6. Awareness When In an Electrical Environment, 7. Constructing Power Lines, 8. Working with Conductor and Cable, 9 Operating Switchgear, 10 Circuit Protection, 11 Installing Protective Grounds, 12 Connecting and Troubleshooting Transformers, 13 Supplying Quality Power, 14 Working with Aerial Devices and Digger Derricks, 15 Rigging in Powerline Work, 16 Working it Hot, 17 Tree Work in an Electrical Utility Environment, 18 Working in Substations, 19 Outdoor Lighting Systems, 20. Working with Revenue Metering
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