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EDT 204 - Underground System Maintenance

Credits: 3
1 Lecture Hours 6 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: EDT 103 , EDT 105  

This course will familiarize the student with the underground network system and the function of the low and high tension electrical equipment found within the system. Specific topics will include print reading, enclosed space safety procedures, identification of tools and basic work procedures.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify various types of underground cables and splices.
  2. Identify basic manhole tools and equipment.
  3. Tie knots in the underground.
  4. Read underground duct maps.
  5. Set up and rig equipment for pulling wires, pulling end and feed ends.
  6. Install t irons and steps.
  7. Identify tools found in a splicer’s tool pan.
  8. Melt and lower lead and filler compound.
Listed Topics
  1. Lead sleeving preparation
  2. Underground cables identification
  3. Underground cable splices, lines, and devices identification
  4. Basic manhole tools and equipment identification
  5. Tying knots in the underground
  6. Duct map reading
  7. Rig pulling end
  8. Rig feed end
  9. Splicer’s tool pan
  10. Melt and lower lead and filling compounds
Reference Materials
Duquesne Light’s Performance Manual For Electrical Lineworkers (Selected Underground System chapters) Maintenance Manual and other related documents
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/13/2006

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