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.

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  • 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 techniques in EasyPower for comparing your electrical system using the IEEE 1584-2002 vs. 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 - Some components of your EasyPower device library may be older than many engineers in the world who rely on its accuracy.  EasyPower has gone to great lengths to allow users to customize the database as needed and still maintain the seamless integration with the EasyPower suite of tools.  This Refresher webinar, conducted by Jim Chastain at EasyPower, overviews the key elements found in the device library and focus on how to use the Update Utility feature to prevent losing the elements your team has customized over time.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • Completed - Video Coming Soon

Description - Most electrical systems engineers intuitively understand the immense value and benefit of  dynamic simulation of their electrical system. The issue is where to start and how to input all that data required for modelling. In this Refresher Webinar, Jim Chastain details the initial steps to  get started and enter the necessary modeling data on a simplified system. He then illustrates how that process can be extended to a more real world model.

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

Description - If you have a large facility, you don't get the full value of your one-line diagram if you just start drawing all the busses and panels, without considering the facility layout. In this Refresher Webinar, Jim Chastain at EasyPower discusses the EasyPower features which aid the task of laying out the one-line floor plan and increase its benefits to all stakeholders.

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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.

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Description - This webinar, given by Dave Komm at Mersen, covers the essential concepts of working with fuses including their construction, basic design, operation, performance, and maintenance. This webinar helps you understand how a fuse operates during a short-circuit or overload situation, and also discusses cycle fatigue. This is a replay of a popular webinar that was given a few years ago and remains very active in our video library.

  • Presented by Tao Yang,  Ph.D, PE, Principal Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - In this webinar, Tao Yang,  Ph.D, PE, from EasyPower describes how to convert a detailed solar or wind farm one-line model in EasyPower to an equivalent utility-scale lumped model, which can then be used in Bulk Electric System (BES) level studies such as power flow, short circuit, and stability. He describes the method used to calculate lumped pad mount transformers (GSU) specifics, collector system equivalent, and lumped generator specifics, using a practical solar farm design model as an example for the entire process.

  • Presented by Terry Becker, P.Eng., CESCP, IEEE Senior Member at TW Becker Electrical Safety Consulting Inc.
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Description - This webinar, given by Terry Becker, P.Eng., CESCP, IEEE Senior Member at TW Becker Electrical Safety Consulting Inc. (www.twbesc.ca), is intended to bridge between Canada and the USA with respect to CSA Z462 and NFPA 70E. He will provide a short introductory background on the how the standards are developed in each country and then highlight what we can expect in NFPA 70E 2021 and what may be included in CSA Z462. Terry is a voting member on the CSA Z462, CSA Z463 and IEEE 1584 Technical Committees, as well as the IEEE 1584.1 sub-committee.

  • Presented by Mark Pollock at Littelfuse, Inc.
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Description - Within every plant’s electrical infrastructure, there are safety control points where improvements can be made to reduce hazards. In this webinar, presented by Mark Pollock at Littelfuse, Inc, you learn how designing for electrical safety can reduce incident energy levels, avoid exposure to panels, stop arc-blast situations before they stop you, update safety in older facilities, and minimize electrical shock.

  • Presented by Paul B. Steciuk at NEPSI
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Description - Medium voltage harmonic filter design is not widely understood because the task is often left in the hands of the equipment supplier or packager, which often results in paying more and getting less. This webinar, given by Paul B. Steciuk at NEPSI, demystifies filter design and specification. He discusses the basics of filter design, filter topology, most prevalent filter types, component selection and rating, typical protection, control schemes, and more.

  • Presented by Nehad El-Sherif at MNKYBR Technologies Inc.
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - Ground faults comprise approximate 98% of all electrical failures impacting an industrial power system. Hence, the ability to detect ground faults and respond timely is paramount. In this webinar, Nehad El-Sherif at MNKYBR Technologies Inc., describes the principles of ground-fault protection (protective relay technologies, detection methods, proper operation, testing, and installation problems), their applications, and code requirements in Canada and the US. The goal is to help protection engineers, engineering consultants, and power system operators to apply ground-fault protection systems correctly, while complying with local electrical codes.

Bio - Nehad El-Sherif, M.Sc., P.Eng., MBA, SMIEEE is the Founder and President of MNKYBR Technologies Inc., a Canadian company specialized in R&D and engineering services. He authored and co-authored IEEE peer-reviewed papers, technical articles, white papers and technical presentations at industry conferences. El-Sherif is a senior member of IEEE and an executive board member of IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS). He serves on NFPA Code Making Panel 2 (CMP-2) for the continued development of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), and CSA Z462 (Workplace Electrical Safety Standard) technical committee. 

  • Presented by Jim Pollard at Unlimited PPE
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - The virus that causes COVID-19 is highly contagious and can be spread between workers that share the same personal protective equipment (PPE). Most industries would never allow sharing PPE due to hygiene regulations, but it is a common practice in the electrical safety industry. Workers have been sharing arc flash and shock PPE for decades, but this practice must stop due to the risk of causing an outbreak at your workplace. In this webinar, Jim Pollard at Unlimited PPE, reviews the challenges with sharing various types of arc flash and shock PPE and provides guidance on how best to manage the use of electrical-specific protective equipment during a global pandemic.

Presenter - Jim Pollard has been helping employers with their arc flash PPE for over 15 years. His company represents Oberon Arc Flash PPE, PROXXI wearable warnings and offers Electrical Safety Training & Consulting solutions. 

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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.