The Field Guide for Powerline Workers, 1st Edition

  • Wayne Van Soelen
  • ISBN-10: 1418014877  |  ISBN-13: 9781418014872
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2001
  • © 2007 | Published
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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. 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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Features and Benefits

  • 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

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