The Guidebook for Linemen and Cablemen / Edition 2

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The Guidebook for Linemen and Cablemen, 2nd Edition is the much needed solution for anyone working on or training to work on electrical utility circuits. Packaged as a convenient, single-volume reference guide on the operation of electrical utility systems, this book will give you what other resources won't: practical coverage of the equipment and situations that power line workers are exposed to on a daily basis, with a focus on ensuring concepts are meaningful and applicable. This book also pays special attention to the order in which topics are addressed; simple concepts are explained first, and the book then builds upon these fundamentals to explain more complex theories, thereby setting a strong foundation for clearly understanding key rules and regulations. This text been updated to include the most current industry information available, including applications of recent technology. This book also contains in-depth exploration of the mechanical aspects of the job, such as working with rigging, trucks, stringing wire, and tree felling. The need for safety and training is highlighted throughout the book, resulting in a powerful resource for linemen, cable men, foremen, and others associated with the transmission and distribution departments of electric utility companies. Check out our app, DEWALT Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit
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Editorial Reviews

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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: 873,781
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Essentials for powerline workers. 2. Electrical units. 3. Electrical power system overview. 4. Substations. 5. Alernating currents. 6. Three-phase circuits. 7. Awareness in an electrical environment. 8. Constructing overhead powerlines. 9. Constructing underground powerlines. 10. Working with conductors and cables. 11. Operating switch gear. 12. Circuit protection. 13. Installing grounds. 14. Transformers. 15. Supplying quality power. 16. Working with aerial devices. 17. Rigging in powerline work. 18. Working it hot. 19. Outdoor lighting. 20. Revenue metering. 21. Tree work.
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