|PDH Online Course Description
Learning Units (Hours)
Lee Layton, PE
This 4-hour course explains the mechanical characteristics of overhead conductors used in the electric utility industry. The course covers NESC requirements and explains the sizing, strength, tension, and other mechanical characteristics of overhead conductors. Sag and tension calculations are presented as well as methods of checking for sag conditions in the field. Methods to reduce the harmful impacts of wind induced conductor motions are also discussed. This course is one of several in a series dealing with electrical conductors.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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