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Overhead Distribution Lines. Design and Applications. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5185415
  • Book
  • March 2021
  • 144 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A general overview of the use of utility distribution poles, including for electric supply and communications applications

Overhead Distribution Lines: Design and Applications provides information on the design and use of power and communication distribution lines. An excellent resource for those in the power and communication utilities industry, this book presents information on the physical characteristics of utility poles, overhead supply and communication cables, installation practices, joint-usage issues, and safety rules, including the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), California-specific rules, and others. It describes how to select the proper poles for specific applications. The especially valuable final chapter provides examples showing how it all works in practice, providing a background allowing more effective use of related industry software.

Rather than delving into detailed design and installation techniques, this book serves as an overview for engineers and non-technical audiences alike. At the same time, it serves as a compendium of technical information not readily available elsewhere. This unique book:

  • Offers an overview of pole structures, pole installation and maintenance, wires and cables, and cable installation and maintenance - with examples
  • Provides information on national standards documents such as the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), ANSI O5.1, California General Order 95, and more
  • Explores the "sag–tension" relationship between wires and poles
  • Includes appendices that cover properties of messenger strands, wireless attachments, solution of equations to determine sag, under uniform and point loads

Overhead Distribution Lines: Design and Applications offers readers an understanding of the basic principles and various issues related to electric supply and communications distribution lines. It is a valuable resource for utility engineers, as well as those without a technical background.

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Chapter 1  Introduction

1.1          Scope

1.2          Background

Chapter 2  Pole Structures

2.1          General

2.2          Wood Pole Strength

2.3          Loads

2.4          Embedment Depth

2.5          Guying

2.6          Column Buckling

2.7          Grounding and Bonding

Chapter 3  Pole Installation and Maintenance

3.1          Pole Placement

3.2          Guys and Anchor

3.3          Pole Maintenance

Chapter 4  Wires, Conductors and Cables

4.1          Categories         

4.2          Messenger Wire/Strand

4.3          Electric Supply (Power) Cables

4.4          Communications Cables

4.5          Wireless Attachments

Chapter 5  Cable Installation

5.1          Conductor and Cable Placement

5.2          Lashing Operation

5.3          Overlashing

Chapter 6  Nesc® Requirements (Strength & Loading)

6.1          National Electrical Safety Code (Nesc)

6.2          Loading Requirements

6.3          Strength Requirements

6.4          Wire Tensions

6.5          Guyed Poles

6.6          Extreme Wind Loads (“60 Ft Limit”)

6.7          Allowable Deterioration

6.8          Overlashed Cables

6.9          Software Tools And Pole Loading Analysis

Chapter 7  Nesc® Requirements (Clearances)

7.1          Clearances

7.2          Clearance Zones

7.3          Clearances Above Surfaces and Buildings

7.4          Clearances Between Wires

7.5          Overlashed Cables

Chapter 8  Principles Of Wire Sag

8.1          Catenary

8.2          Initial and Final Sag

8.3          Sag – Tension Relationship

8.4          Determining Change in Sag (and Tension)

8.5          Ruling Span

8.6          Point Load

Chapter 9  General Order 95 (California)

9.1          General Order 95 (Go 95)

9.2          Loading Requirements

9.3          Strength Requirements

9.4          Clearances

Chapter 10  Examples

10.1        Purpose

10.2        Tangent Line

10.3        Line Angle

10.4        Line Angle – Buckling Consideration

10.5        Additional Attachment

10.6        Summary



Appendix A  Properties Of Messenger Strands

Appendix B  Wireless Attachments

Appendix C  Extreme Wind And Extreme Ice Loadings

Appendix D  Solution Of Cubic Equation

Appendix E  Point Load

E.1          Parabolic Model

E.2          Intersecting Straight Lines Model


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Lawrence M. Slavin
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