Distribution Line Replacement

SKU: TDDLR00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The purpose of this course is to teach how to replace conductors in an existing line with new conductors. The situation described is one that often occurs when it is necessary to increase the size of the conductors in a line. The course demonstrates how to install the new conductors, parallel them with the existing conductors, and remove the old conductors. The importance of maintaining the proper clearances and the importance of maintaining the integrity of the existing line are explained. Safety is emphasized throughout the course. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to plan a replacement job and demonstrate how to perform the major steps involved in doing the job. They should be able to install temporary crossarms, transfer lines, pull and sag new lines, parallel a new line with an existing line, and remove old conductors.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Overview of Distribution Line Replacement
  • Identify the basic tasks that are involved in most distribution line replacement jobs.
  • Poletop Preparation
  • Describe a procedure for preparing pole tops for a reconductoring job so that sufficient clearances are obtained for pulling in new conductors.
  • Installing Pulling Ropes
  • Describe a procedure for setting up a pulling rig and a tensioner.
  • Describe a procedure for installing pulling ropes.
  • Installing Conductors
  • Describe a procedure for grounding conductors as they are pulled in.
  • Describe a procedure for installing conductors.
  • Energizing Conductors
  • Describe a procedure for energizing new conductors.
  • Describe a procedure for transferring the load from an old line to a new line.
  • Removing Conductors
  • Describe a procedure for isolating conductors.
  • Describe a procedure for removing conductors.
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