Wood Pole Overhead Lines

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IET, 2005 - Science - 332 pages
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Wood Pole Overhead Lines provides comprehensive coverage of medium voltage wood pole overhead lines. It includes guidance on the planning and mechanical design of overhead lines, as well as details of statutory requirements and the latest UK and European standards affecting UK design of wood pole networks, Sag/tension calculations are explained, and details of the latest work on safe design tension limits to avoid conductor fatigue from vibration are included. The basic characteristics of bare and covered conductors are discussed as well as upgrading possibilities, condition assessment and the latest work on 'health indices' for overhead lines. Other topics include wood pole decay and mitigation methods, maintenance schedules, live line working and basic lightning protection.


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The section of this book which deals with wayleaves is seriously flawed and contains information that is not correct. In fact, if followed, the advice would mislead.
An electrical engineer is as
familiar with wayleave matters as a Wayleave Officer is with electrical engineering, but you would not see a Wayleave Officer including technical advice in a book about wayleaves.
If anyone requires professional wayleave advice they should contact the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). Do NOT take advice from anyone that is not RICS accredited.


1 The need for overhead lines
2 Statutory requirements
3 Surveying and profiling
4 Traditional and probabilistic design standards
5 Overhead line design
6 Mechanical design of poles crossarms and foundations
7 Weather loads conductor sags and tensions
8 Conductor characteristics and selection
12 Specific line inspection regimes
13 Condition assessment and health indices
14 Failure modes in overhead lines
15 Wood pole decay mechanisms and remedial treatments
16 Line and component susceptibility to weather effects
17 Live line working in the UK
18 Lightning and lightning protection
19 The future

9 Bare insulated and covered conductors
10 Line construction
11 Inspection techniques

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About the author (2005)

Dr Brian Wareing worked at EA Technology Ltd for thirty six years as a Senior Consultant in the Overhead Lines Services and Consultancy Division until retirement in August, 2002 when he formed his own company, Brian Wareing Tech Ltd. Dr Wareing is internationally recognized for his work on snow/ice and wind effects on overhead lines and lightning protection systems. He is currently an Associate Fellow of University of Manchester where he delivers MSc course modules on Power Distribution Engineering. He is also secretary of Cigre SC B2 WG 16 (Working Group on Meteorological effects on Overhead Lines and Structures) and member of SCB2 WG11 (Overhead Line Conductor Dynamics and Vibration). Dr Wareing has also been involved in delivering courses on Overhead Line Power Engineering, Lightning Protection and Wood Poles in the UK and overseas and is a Member of WG02 of European Union COST 727 Project (Ice Modelling).