Sagging Line Conductors


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Sagging Line Conductors
1010607 Sagging Line ConductorsSagging operations begin as soon as the conductor stringing is completed, to establish the proper conductor tension for the conditions at the time the work is performed. The correct conductor tension and sag for various sag or control spans are detailed in the construction specifications or standards to meet National Electrical Safety Code clearances rules. The weather conditions, including temperature and wind velocity, must be taken into consideration to complete the sagging process. The proper conductor tension can be obtained by establishing the proper sag in the control spans. Sighting methods using a surveyor's transit or targets can be used to measure the sag in the conductor. The …
Citation
Thomas M. Shoemaker; James E. Mack: Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, Twelfth Edition. Sagging Line Conductors, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export