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 - Each month we review partial and complete arc flash studies sent from a wide variety of EasyPower users.  This Tuesday Refresher webinar focuses on a compilation of the most often seen errors in these studies.  Presented by Jim Chastain at EasyPower, this material includes information updated since the same topic was addressed in previous years.

  • 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 with current examples and discussions.

  • 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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  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

Description - This Tuesday Refresher webinar by Jim Chastain at EasyPower answers two questions that arise regarding relays, transformers, and device coordination: If my one-line has relays, why do some of them not show up on my TCC plots? How do I set up “protection zones” to include multiple transformers? Get your questions ready and attend this informative session.

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

Description - The PowerProtector™ module in EasyPower simplifies the process of coordinating protective devices. In this refresher webinar, Jim Chastain demonstrates the procedure to coordinate ground fault protection for both resistance-grounded and hard-grounded systems.

  • Presented by David Lewis, PE, Grounding and Power Systems at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

In regions where the frost depth meets or exceeds the depth of a grounding system, the grounding system’s performance may be dramatically reduced, possibly creating hazardous conditions. The latest XGSLab release 9.5 provides a powerful new tool to analyze grounding system performance that considers the seasonal variation in soil characteristics. In this webinar, given by David Lewis, an electrical engineer at EasyPower, we describe the effect that seasonal variation can have on a grounding system and we step you through the use of the Seasonal Analysis tool. 

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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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  • 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.

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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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. 

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. 

  • Presented by Mark Hendricks, Technical Director at DEHN Inc,
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Description - This webinar, given by Mark Hendricks, Technical Director at DEHN Inc, provides a detailed review of the applications where surge protective devices (SPDs) are required to be installed on the electrical distribution system in order to meet the National Electric Code. Over the past several code cycles, the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70, NEC), has added sections requiring that surge protective devices (SPDs) SHALL be used on all dwellings, wind generation systems (Article 694), emergency systems (Article 700) and power systems impacting homeland security (article 708).

Article 708 covering mission critical homeland security systems further requires a risk assessment and mitigation plan for meteorological hazards such as lightning. This is a continuing and ongoing process of recognizing the importance of lightning and surge protection for critical services and for facilities which although not critical, are at above average risk for loss of life or property due to lightning. 

  • Presented by Jim White at Shermco
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Description - This webinar, given by Jim White from Shermco, looks at the NFPA 70E requirements and provides examples of poor maintenance along with suggested maintenance intervals from NFPA 70B and NETA’s Maintenance Testing Specification (MTS) Annex B. This hour-long webinar provides the knowledge and resources to obtain the safe workplace that workers deserve.

  • Presented by Tao Yang, Ph.D, PE, at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - In this webinar, Tao Yang, Ph.D, PE, from EasyPower provides a refresher course on fundamental concepts of harmonics study and the EasyPower Harmonics module. He describes the two major harmonics filters, both active and passive, and their implementation in the EasyPower Harmonics module. As passive filters are widely used in the industry, he covers four kinds of typical passive filters: notch, first order, second order, and C-type filters, including their implementation in EasyPower and their tuning processes. He uses live examples to demonstrate the modeling and parameter tuning for both active and passive filters using simple EasyPower cases.

  • Presented by Mark Pollock at Littelfuse 
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - The National Electrical Code (NEC) outlines several arc-flash mitigation options. This presentation, given by Mark Pollock at Littelfuse, reviews the arc-flash mitigation options from the NEC 2020, and some updates to the IEEE 1584-2018 standard. In addition to understanding the codes, we’ll discuss the return on investment for the various mitigation options and the importance of arc-flash assessments in your facility.

  • Presented by James Onsager and Namrata Asarpota at S&C Electric 
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Description - Coordination of overcurrent protective devices is necessary to limit interruptions to the smallest portion of the power system in the event of an overload or short-circuit. This webinar, given by James Onsager and Namrata Asarpota at S&C Electric, they go over the basics of Time Current Curves (TCCs), types of overcurrent protective devices (for both low-voltage and medium-voltage systems), and how to coordinate between them. Protection of common types of equipment such as transformers, cables and motors according the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70, NEC) is also discussed. 

  • Presented by Christopher Coughlan at Newson Gale, a Hoerbiger Safety Solutions Company
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Description - For any person responsible for the safety of employees, colleagues, plant equipment and plant property, one of the most potentially confusing aspects of providing a safe operating environment is understanding and safeguarding again static discharge. In this webinar given by Christopher Coughlan at Newson Gale, a Hoerbiger Safety Solutions Company, he discusses how to determine if your site’s manufacturing or handling processes have the potential to discharge static sparks into flammable or combustible atmospheres. 

More often than not, static-caused fires and explosions result in expensive production downtime, legal and insurance costs related to personnel injuries, fatalities, and damage to company property. The overall cost of non-compliance can stretch far beyond potential “savings” achieved by ignoring the risk of electrostatic ignitions or by using non-compliant static control methods. 

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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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