The definitive guide to distribution and transmission line technology since 1928—fully updated
Completely revised to reflect the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook, 13th Edition, presents the basic principles and best practices for safe construction, operation, and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution lines. The latest NEC, ANSI, OSHA, and ASTM standards are emphasized throughout the book. Hundreds of illustrations and photographs make it easy to understand the material, and self-test questions and exercises help reinforce key concepts. 200 new images and tables are featured.
This industry-standard resource provides in-depth information on overhead distribution lines, underground distribution lines, and overhead transmission lines. New topics discussed include smart grid technology, microprocessor based circuit protection, and cutting-edge personal protective equipment.
• Covers every standard an electrician needs to follow in the field
• Website features additional questions, exercises, color illustrations, and more
• Written by a pair of experienced professionals
Thomas M. Shoemaker (Davenport, IA) is a consulting electrical engineer and Lifetime Senior Member of the IEEE. He was the editor and author of the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th editions of Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook.
James E. Mack (Clearwater, FL) is Manager of Operations Support at the Mid-American Energy Company. He is an active committee member of the Missouri Valley Electrical Association and is a member of IEEE and NSPE.