Design Codes, Standards, and Manuals Used in Power Line Systems' Software

By: Power Line Systems  11/22/2011
Keywords: Transmission, Structural Design, Transmission Line


Design Codes, Standards, and Manuals Used in Power Line Systems' Software

Many of the requirements of the Codes and Standards listed below are hard-coded in our software and can optionally be selected by name. However, you should understand that design criteria in PLS-CADD are generic and can be modified to fit almost any international Code or Standard. If the information you are searching for regarding Codes and Standards is not included below it is because we do not have it. Please feel free to provide updated information or suggestions for additional references.

Program Design Code, Standard or Manual Version Implemented Current Version Pending Revision How To Acquire
PLS-POLE
TOWER
ANSI/TIA/EIA 222
Structural Standards for Steel Antenna Towers and Antenna Supporting Structures
Rev. F, G
1996,2006
Rev. G
2006
Rev. H
(2011?)
PLS-POLE ANSI O5.1
Specifications and Dimensions for Wood Poles
2002, 2008 2008
TOWER AS3995
Design of steel lattice towers and masts
1994 1994
TOWER AS4100
Steel Structures
1998 1998
PLS-CADD
PLS-POLE
TOWER
AS/NZS 1170.2
Structural Design Actions Part 2: Wind Actions
2002 2002
PLS-CADD
PLS-POLE
TOWER
AS/NZS 7000:2010
Overhead line design - Detailed procedures
2010 2010
TOWER ASCE Standard 10-97
Design of Latticed Steel Transmission Structures
(Previously known as ASCE Manual 52)
1997 1997 2011?
PLS-POLE ASCE Standard 48-11 (previously ASCE Manual 72)
Design of Steel Transmission Pole Structures
2005, 2011 2011 2015
PLS-CADD
PLS-POLE
TOWER
ASCE Manual 74
Guidelines for Electrical Transmission Line Structural Loading
1991, 2009 2009
TOWER British Standard 8100
Lattice Towers and Masts - Code of Practice for Strength Assessment of Members of Lattice Towers and Masts
1999 1999
PLS-CADD CIGRE Brochure 207
Thermal Behaviour of Overhead Conductors
2002 2002
PLS-POLE
TOWER
CSA S37
Antennas, Towers, and Antenna-Supporting Structures
2001 2001
TOWER ECCS
Recommendations for Angles in Lattice Transmission Towers, European Convention for Constructional Steel Work
1985 1985
PLS-CADD
PLS-POLE
TOWER
EN50341-1:2001
CENELEC
2001 2001
PLS-CADD
PLS-POLE
TOWER
EN50341-3-9
National Normative Aspects (NNA) for The United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
2000 2001
PLS-CADD
PLS-POLE
TOWER
EN50341-3-17
National Normative Aspects (NNA) for Portugal
2001 2001
PLS-CADD
PLS-POLE
TOWER
ESAA C(b)1-2003
Guidelines for Design and Maintenance of Overhead Distribution and Transmission Lines
2003 2003
PLS-POLE ENV 1991-2-4
Eurocode 1: Basis of design and actions on structures
1991 1991
PLS-CADD
PLS-POLE
TOWER
IEC 60826
Design criteria of overhead transmission lines
2003 2003
PLS-CADD IEEE-738
Standard for Calculating the Current-Temperature Relationship of Bare Overhead Conductors
1993, 2006 2006
TOWER IS 802
Use of Structural Steel in Overhead Transmission Line Towers - Code of Practice
1995 1995 India Standard 802, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Dehli, India
PLS-CADD
PLS-POLE
TOWER
National Electric Safety Code 2007, 2002, 1997 2007 2012
TOWER PN-90/B-03200
Steel Structures Design Rules (Poland)
1990
PLS-CADD
PLS-POLE
TOWER
TP.DL 12.01
Transmission line loading code
Transpower New Zealand
2003

Other References:

  • Design Loads and Philosophies
    • Design Criteria for Overhead Transmission Lines, Draft Standard No. 60826, International Electrotechnical Commission, Geneva, Switzerland, 2000
    • Transmission Line Design Manual, by Holland H. Farr, Western Area Power Administration, United States Department of the Interior, 1980
  • Transmission Structures
    • Design of Prestressed Concrete Poles, PCI Journal, Vol. 42, No.6, Nov. 1997 - will be available as ASCE publication
    • Structural Engineering Handbook, 4th Edition, McGraw Hill, 1997, Section 30 on Transmission and Communication Structures by Peyrot and Brinker
  • Conductor Design and Behavior
    • Aluminum Electrical Conductor Handbook, Third Edition, Aluminum Association, 1989
    • Wind-Induced Conductor Motion, an EPRI Transmission Line Reference Book, EPRI Project 792, 1979
  • Foundations
  • Construction

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