Transmission Line Installation

4.5 2 Reviews SKU: TDTLI00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The purpose of this course is to describe and demonstrate an approach to installing a transmission line. This work is not a routine part of a lineman's job in many locations, but an understanding of the basic approach is useful to individuals who are responsible for maintaining lines. At the conclusion of this course, participants should understand how to plan and set up an installation job. They should know the purpose of guard structures and how to set them up. They should also know how to pull conductors into place to proper sag and how to clip them permanently to the insulators.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Job Planning
  • Explain some of the basic considerations for planning a transmission line installation job.
  • Describe or demonstrate how to determine the length of wire needed for stringing, how to calculate the average span length, and how to calculate a ruling span.
  • Explain what guard structures are and when they are used.
  • Job Preparation
  • Explain the basic preparation necessary for stringing wire.
  • Describe some of the basic equipment that must be assembled in preparation for stringing wire.
  • Explain where the equipment necessary for stringing wire is generally placed on the section of line being strung.
  • Explain why it is important to pull wire under tension.
  • Pulling Conductor
  • Describe or demonstrate how a pilot line is pulled into position.
  • Describe of demonstrate how a bull line is pulled into position.
  • Describe or demonstrate how a conductor is pulled into position.
  • Explain the basic concern associated with the pulling process.
  • Sagging, Part 1
  • Explain the purpose of sagging wire and basic considerations that must be taken into account when sagging wire.
  • Explain the preparations that must be made in order to sag wire.
  • Describe or demonstrate how a dynamometer can be used for sagging wire.
  • Sagging, Part 2
  • Describe or demonstrate how a transit or sagging scope can be used for sagging wire.
  • Describe or demonstrate the stopwatch method of sagging wire.
  • Clipping-in
  • Demonstrate and explain the basic process of clipping-in.
  • Identify some additional items that may be installed on transmission lines.

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