Weekly Informational and Training Webinars

At EasyPower, we offer a variety of weekly webinar sessions to help you become better acquainted with the software and to further develop your skills and understanding. There are two different types of webinars.

  • The Tuesday Refresher webinars are short (30 minute) sessions going over the basics of using EasyPower software in a variety of situations.
  • The Thursday webinars topics will vary and are also applicable for beginning to advanced users, depending on the topics covered. See the webinar schedule below.

If you are not currently using EasyPower, download a free demo version of the software and sign up for one of these classes or view the free training videos. We also offer extensive regional and on-site training options - view our training schedule.

Tuesday Refresher Webinars

Start at 8:00am PST (roughly every other week)

Topic - Refresher/beginner series for using EasyPower software, various topics. This will include insights and tips for using EasyPower, not system engineering, which is often covered more in the Thursday Webinars.

Earlier Refresher Webinar VideosSee Recorded Videos Here

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - Of the overall time involved in an Arc Flash study, data collection can be the most costly if not properly planned. Eliminating the need for repeated trips to the site and avoiding excessive delays and cost is the focus for this presentation. Second in the Arc Flash Risk Assessment series, this presentation emphasizes the benefits that can be recognized both in cost reduction and employee education when facilities maintenance teams are part of the process. This will be similar to the prior instances of this presentation, but updated to include changes to data collection, which are many, as dictated by new calculation parameters in the IEEE 1584-2018 standard.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • CompletedWatch Video Now

Description - The third installment of this series focuses on the use of the EasyPower Arc Flash Suite #2 to construct the one-line model from the collected data and then proceeds to the initial steps required to calculated arc flash incident energies. Industry standards describing the use of the IEEE-1584 model are detailed and examples provided. This will be similar to the prior instances of this presentation, but updated to include changes in EasyPower to reflect those made to the IEEE 1584-2018 standard.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • CompletedWatch Video Now

Description - This last installment in the Arc Flash Risk Assessment series will highlight the EasyPower tools utilities which facilitate compliance with the requirements of NFPA-70E. Included in the presentation is the ability to print and export reports, customize the report layout, customize label content, and printing. In addition, the EasyPower label editor permits the use of QR codes to extend the information available to anyone able to scan the equipment label.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • CompletedWatch Video Now

Description - Scenario Manager is one of the most useful features of the EasyPower suite of tools, but it can either shave hours off the time needed to complete an arc flash study, or complicate life if it is not set up properly during the modeling of a system. Jim Chastain demonstrates the recommended procedures to use Scenario Manager as you build your initial one-line model.

Examples include:

  • Worst case for Equipment Duty & Arc Flash
  • Optimizing transformer tap selection in PowerFlow
  • Putting scenario information on Arc Flash Labels and Work Permits
  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • GoToMeeting info - Register Now
  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

Description - EasyPower Arc Flash Suite #2 can be used to analyze DC, AC and hybrid AC/DC electrical systems.  In this EasyPower Refresher webinar, Jim Chastain illustrates how to model custom PV arrays and other system elements in a typical photo voltaic one-line.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • GoToMeeting info - Register Now
  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

Description - IEEE 1584-2018 has no guidance for any calculations beyond 15 kV. In this Refresher Webinar, given by Jim Chastain at EasyPower, he details how EasyPower provides the user with options to address the problem. Examples include arc flash for high voltage in a transmission line environment as well as pad mounted equipment. Results align with recommendations from NESC and OSHA.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • GoToMeeting info - Register Now
  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

Description - System designers of large industrial systems must consider the system perturbations that may occur during the process of starting large motor loads. This Refresher Webinar, presented by Jim Chastain at EasyPower, compares the results of two EasyPower modules: PowerFlow and  Transient Motor Starting. He will demonstrate examples comparing these popular EasyPower tools.

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Thursday Webinars

10:00am PST (1-2 times per month) - Topic varies:

Be sure to sign up and watch the webinars live, so you won't miss any of the valuable information. Sometimes we are not able to provide recorded versions of the webinars afterwards, due to legal limitations of the presenter's employer.

Earlier Webinar VideosSee Recorded Videos Here

Description - Employees are more pressed for time and are required to be productive at work, causing difficulty in changing the way we have always done it. This webinar, given by R. Scott Goodwin at SSOE Group, discusses what a JHA (Job Hazard Analysis) is and what the intended purpose of JHA’s are and how they can make a difference, if used correctly. He provides information on their historical background, the purpose and intent of JHA’s, benefits to completing JHA’s, common mistakes and what should be done with the JHA’s that are completed. 

BIO - Robert “Scott” Goodwin is the Corporate Safety Manager for SSOE Group, an Architectural, Engineering, Design Build, Procurement and Construction Management firm. Scott helps support over 1100 employees, in 22 offices and 4 countries providing all Safety services including General Industry, Construction and Mining. Scott was previously the Director of Safety and Training for the Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio and the National Electrical Contractors Association of Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio.

  • Presented by Joe Richard at Schneider Electric
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Description - Traditional medium voltage circuit breaker switchgear was largely developed in the 1970s and has experienced limited and minor changes since its original conception. In order to address modern needs, the industry can look to new designs of medium voltage switchgear. This webinar, given by Joe Richard at Schneider Electric, discusses how the new features of solid insulated and gas insulated switchgear can help solve safety, maintenance, and footprint complications with contemporary designs. In order to implement these modern switchgear designs it is important to understand the architectural and application differences between traditional switchgear and the new generation of medium voltage switchgear.

  • Presented by Cansu Yildirim, Business Development Manager for Control & Protection Solutions at ABB in Germany
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Description - A newly introduced, active arc elimination system can effectively help to mitigate the potentially severe consequences of an arc fault. The Ultra-Fast Earthing Switch (UFES) extinguishes an internal arc by redirecting the uncontrolled energy release into a defined and controlled bolted connection of all 3 phases to earth potential. It is designed to detect and quench a burning internal arc in less than one third of a cycle and therefore offer the highest degree of protection for personnel and equipment. This session, presented by Cansu Yildirim, Business Development Manager for Control & Protection Solutions at ABB in Germany, will provide you an overview of different USEF arc flash protection devices. Furthermore, he discusses the possibilities and advantages of the USEF arc elimination systems with regards to process outage time, as well as equipment and personnel safety.

  • Presented by Don Bokmiller, BIM Specialist for Schneider Electric
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Description - Real-world representations of electrical equipment in a BIM project are important from a coordination and space standpoint, but also for engineering as well.  This webinar, presented by Don Bokmiller, BIM Specialist for Schneider Electric, shows how manufacturer’s content can be used in a BIM workflow and how electrical distribution systems can be created in a model to further enhance the usefulness of the model.  We discuss the LayoutFAST Revit plug-in from Schneider Electric, which makes it easy to configure and use models of electrical equipment. 

  • Presented by Erhan Cokal from Schneider Electric
  • Completed - Video coming soon

Description - In this webinar, Erhan Cokal from Schneider Electric discusses new solutions that provide the next level of protection against the hazards of an electrical arc flash for equipment and personnel.  Learn how these solutions provide enhanced safety and ensure continuous availability of equipment performance. 

  • Presented by Cansu Yildirim from ABB Germany
  • GoToMeeting infoRegister Now
  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - In this webinar, Cansu Yildirim from ABB Germany provides an overview of different Short-Circuit Fault Current Limiters and practical examples how they can be used in various applications improving the operator and system protection significantly. 

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Engineering Support | Web-Based and Personal

Need help completing your own arc flash study? Want to advance your EasyPower skills? Do you learn better in a one-on-one setting? Consider our Web-based training.

Using the latest online meeting tool, an EasyPower engineer will show you how to perform specific tasks that you request—in real time. You won’t even have to leave your desk! Learn how Engineering Support can personalize a Web-based program for you.

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Explore our customizable and convenient Client Site training options. Keep your plant personnel safe with the latest arc flash training.