Distribution Line Installation and Removal

SKU: TDDLI00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The purpose of this course is to teach how to install a new line to replace an old line. The situation described is one that often occurs when roads are widened, making it necessary to install a new line on new structures. The course demonstrates how to install the new line, parallel it with the old line, and de-energize and remove the old line. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to plan an installation and removal job and demonstrate how to perform the major steps involved in doing the job. They should be able to pull and sag lines, parallel a new line with an existing line, remove conductors, and remove equipment.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Planning
  • Describe the basic tasks associated with the installation and removal of a distribution line.
  • Identify and describe some of the equipment used in distribution line installation and removal.
  • Safety Considerations
  • Describe the basic safety considerations associated with the four basic tasks of a distribution line installation and removal job.
  • Preparation
  • Describe a procedure for setting a new pole.
  • Describe a procedure for reconstructing an existing pole.
  • Installing the New Line
  • Describe or demonstrate how to set up a puller and a tensioner.
  • Describe or demonstrate how to pull in a pilot line, a bull rope, and a conductor.
  • Describe or demonstrate how to dead-end and sag conductors.
  • Describe or demonstrate how to tie in conductors.
  • Energizing and Phasing-In
  • Describe how to use a drawing to help determine jumper connections.
  • Describe the basic tasks involved in phasing-in an energized line.
  • Describe or demonstrate how to phase-in two distribution circuits with a high-voltage phasing tool.
  • Removing Existing Line
  • Describe or demonstrate how to complete a lateral line change.
  • Describe or demonstrate how to remove an existing line.
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