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

8:00—8:30am 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 - We kick of the first part of a 4-week series on how to meet NFPA compliance and control costs with a discussion of safety related to arc flash hazards and the evolution of regulator standards in the 15 years since their introduction. This will be similar to the prior instances of this presentation, but updated to include changes to the IEEE 1584-2018 standard.

  • 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
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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
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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
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Description - This Tuesday Refresher session, presented by EasyPower apps engineer Jim Chastain, will cover recommended procedures to use EasyPower PowerProtector features to properly set ground fault protection with relays or LVPCB devices. The discussion will cover protection schemes for solidly grounded and resistor grounded systems.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

Description - In the original release of IEEE 1584-2002, there was language referring to the fact that systems below 240 VAC and supplied by transformers smaller than 125 kVA could be ‘disregarded’ as they presented virtually no risk of arc flash hazard. This ‘exemption’ has been replaced in the recently released IEEE 1584-2018 version of the standard. During this Tuesday Refresher webinar, Jim Chastain will explore the impact of the new wording in the standard. In addition, he works though several examples in this part of the voltage spectrum to discuss what alternatives are available to facilities managers to deal with the repercussions of this change in standard.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

Description - Device coordination can be a complex topic because the process can exacerbate the task of mitigating arc flash incident energy. The advantage offered by the EasyPower tool suite is the ability to identify and ‘see’ the issues that could be problems in your system. With this knowledge, better decisions can be made to protect the system and ultimately provide a safer workplace for employees. In Part 1 of this 2-part series, Jim Chastain at EasyPower introduces us to TCC curves and how EasyPower displays plots for protective devices, loads, and current limits. He also discusses bolted, arcing, and ground fault currents.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

Description - In Part 2 of this 2-part series on device coordination, Jim Chastain at EasyPower continues his explanation that device coordination can be a complex topic because the process can exacerbate the task of mitigating arc flash incident energy. He explains how to determine if mis-coordination exists and the process to set coordinated protective devices. He then shows how to create a ‘difference calculation’ to graphically show device coordination as well as implement trip settings for fixed time devices. He finishes with an answer to the question, “If this computer is so smart, why can’t it do device coordination for me?”

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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. You will only be able to hear the questions and answers at the end in the live session, they are not included in the recording that is posted later.

Earlier Webinar VideosSee Recorded Videos Here

Description - This webinar, given by Greg Pagello at EasyPower, is an introduction to changes in the new IEEE 1584-2018 Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculations recently, approved by the IEEE Standards Association. Following publication, this second edition of the widely adopted industry standard includes an entirely new arc flash model with revised procedures and calculations to predict arc flash hazard levels. The focus of this webinar is on major changes to the standard and their implementation in EasyPower.

  • Presented by Adams Baker and Christopher Conners, both of Eaton Corp
  • Completed - Video coming soon

Description - In this Thursday webinar the presenters, Adam Baker and Christopher Conners, both of Eaton, go over the advantages of using arc quenching switchgear in the protection of personnel, switchgear and process uptime. This specialized equipment reduces incident energy to a level where the switchgear will survive an arc flash event, while providing enhanced safety and minimal equipment downtime.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - With the release of the new update to IEEE 1584, the standard for arc flash modeling, many question have arrived as well. In this EasyPower Technical Thursday Webinar the presenter, Jim Chastain at EasyPower, goes over several recurring questions related to this topic such as when does the new standard become effective and what changes should be made in data collection. He also covers the topics of how much of an effect the new standard will have on previous studies as well as applying the new standard in EasyPower and what happens with existing files when they are opened in the new software.

  • Presented by Joe Richard at Schneider Electric
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

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 Joel Sandel at JRS Consulting
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - In this Thursday webinar the presenter, Joel Sandel at JRS Consulting, shows a few examples of actual studies and discuss the challenges of trying to protect transformers and emergency systems. He also discusses all aspects of a job to provide the best possible system including selective coordination, low arc flash values and saved money for your customers. 

BIO: Joel Sandel is a Master Electrician and Licensed Instructor and serves on the Electrical Code Committee and is a Practicing Engineer for JRS Consulting in the New York City area. Joel provides continuing education classes for electrical code and theory and is conducting electrical power systems studies for major projects such as sky scrapers, hospitals, manufacturing and other complex projects. 

  • Presented by Paul Steciuk at NEPSI
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the design and application of medium voltage metal-enclosed capacitor banks and harmonic filter banks. This webinar, given by Paul Steciuk at NEPSI,  will discuss various misconceptions from cost to design to application and operation. Join NEPSI, a leading supplier of metal-enclosed reactive power solutions in this EasyPower Webinar and blow away the myths.

  • Presented by Stan Spencer at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - As power systems age, the frequency and duration of interruptions will increase significantly. Now more than ever, it is crucial in the maintenance and design of power systems to have a solid understanding of the analysis and design of reliable and cost-effective utility, industrial, and commercial power distribution systems. In this Thursday webinar the presenter, Stan Spencer at EasyPower, will cover the features of EasyPower's new Power System Reliability module, which gives electrical engineers the tools to quantify the reliability and availability of their electrical power system networks. Minimal additional work is required to perform a reliability assessment on your power system once the one-line diagram has been created.

  • Presented by Samy Faried, PE & Ryan Bergeron, both at ABB and IEEE Senior Members
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - Understanding how to apply, model, and evaluate various arc flash reduction strategies is an important skill. Proper modeling and evaluation of the results are key components to selecting appropriate arc flash reduction techniques and selecting the setting(s) to optimize application method(s). This session, presented by Samy Faried, PE, IEEE Senior Member at ABB and Ryan Bergeron, IEEE Senior Member at ABB, will provide you with an understanding of how to model three of the methods cited in the new NEC 2017 Article 240.67 for Fuses 1200A or higher – (B) 0.07 seconds or less at the available arcing current, (B)(2) Maintenance Switching, and (B)(3) Energy-reducing active arc flash mitigation system – for a medium and low voltage system using EasyPower® analysis software with the new equations contained in the IEEE 1584-2018 IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations.

  • Presented by Satish Shrestha at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - In this Thursday webinar the presenter, Satish Shrestha, showcases a new EasyPower product, Revit Integrator. This new EasyPower module allows Autodesk Revit MEP users to automatically and instantaneously create one-line diagrams in EasyPower with Revit electrical model data. You can also automatically build the panels associated with your one-line diagram. After design and analysis in EasyPower you can export one-line diagrams and key electrical parameters back to Revit. You can also merge revisions in your Revit project back into EasyPower.

  • Presented by Daniel Freeman at Schneider Electric
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - Arc flash events have been around as long as electricity. As technology progresses new methods of reducing arc flash incident energy have continued to arise. NEC 240.87 specifically names a few methods that, while targeted to LV, are also applicable to MV.  In this webinar, presented by Daniel Freeman at Schneider Electric, he briefly discusses NEC 240.87 and the methods it describes with heavy emphasis on (1)which methods are easier to retrofit and (2)optical arc flash systems. 

  • Presented by R. Scott Goodwin at SSOE Group
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

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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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST
  • Note: This webinar is rescheduled from Feb 28th, which did not happen due to technical issues.

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.

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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.