Wood Pole Overhead Lines
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.
About the Author
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).