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.

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  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - During this Tuesday Refresher, given by Jim Chastain at EasyPower, we approach the topic reducing the cost of doing an arc flash study from two perspectives. The first is a follow up of last month’s discussion on low voltage elements. The second approach explores justification for ‘group classification’ to reduce the need to collect specific data on EVERY 480 volt panel. You want to attend this refresher!

  • 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 with current examples and discussions.

  • 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 with current examples and discussions.

  • 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, presented by Jim Chastain, uses specific examples to show how to set up relays, fuses and breakers specifically for transformer and switchgear protection. The discussion illustrates recommended guidelines from the applicable standards and standard industry practice. 

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - This refresher, presented by Jim Chastain at EasyPower, is the first session in a two-part series and covers the first half of the list of common errors encountered when conducting an arc flash study. Some are beginner mistakes, others occur even with experienced qualified personnel doing the study. This Refresher is a good place to sharpen your arc flash study skills.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - This refresher, presented by Jim Chastain at EasyPower, is the second session in a two-part series and covers the last half of the list of common errors in arc flash, that was started in Part 1. Most if not all of the list are discussed during a typical PowerStart session which EasyPower will provide when new customers first purchase the tool. See if any of these mistakes afflict your study results.

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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

  • Presented by Jim Chastin an EasyPower Support Engineer
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Description - The growth in electric power consumption during the last two decades has imposed significant strain on an aging power grid in the US. In an effort to encourage more efficient use of the infrastructure, utilties are starting to assess a power factor demand penalty if large customers exceeded a given power factor limit. Power factor correction was the prescription often suggested. Today companies are choosing electronic motor control systems, incorporating digital frequency conversion, that are becoming the ‘go to’ solution to improve energy consumption. The result can mean that many industrial facilities, built even 15 years ago, are seeing harmonic frequencies which were not part of the original design specification. In this webinar, Jim Chastain will demonstrate the use of the Spectrum Module, the EasyPower harmonics tool, to analyze both system harmonic generation and areas of the plant which could be sensitive to those frequencies.

  • Presented by Mark Mollison at Predictive Service
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Description - In this webinar, given by Mark Mollison at Predictive Service, an overview is provided of arc flash and electrical safety. Attendees will learn the OSHA and NFPA 70E requirements for workers and the workplace. Ralph starts with an overview of what arc flash is and who is affected by arc flash and electrical safety. He covers a number of topics regarding compliance including what drives compliance and his approach to it.

  • Presented by Jim Phillips, founder of BrainFiller.com and ArcFlashForum.com and also Vice-Chair of IEEE 1584
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Description - In this webinar, given by Jim Phillips, founder of BrainFiller.com, ArcFlashForum.com and also Vice-Chair of IEEE 1584 and International Chair of IEC TC78, Jim takes you through the long history of what it took to develop the next edition including establishing a collaboration between IEEE and NFPA, creating a project team for the almost 2000 new arc flash tests, model and equation development and more. He then discusses the major changes, why they were made and what they mean. The changes include equations for five different electrode configurations, more choices for enclosure sizes, an enclosure correction factor calculation to adjust for specific enclosure sizes, and the grounded vs. ungrounded difference has been eliminated. Note - with Jim's permission, we are replaying this video which he recorded earlier for his own customers.

  • Presented by David Durocher, Global Industry Manager of Eaton Corp
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Description - In this webinar, given by David Durocher, Global Industry Manager of Eaton Corp, Dave takes you through recent changes in industry standards related to arc flash. These include the soon to be released Second Edition of the IEEE1584 “Guide for Performing Arc Flash Calculations”, NFPA70E-2018 “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace”, the National Electrical Code Article 240.87 and ANSI/IEEE C37.20.7-2017 “Guide for Testing Metal-Enclosed Switchgear Rated Up to 38kV for Internal Arcing Faults”. The session will conclude with a case study outlining one industrial plant that recently installed an innovative solution to reduce arc flash exposure for workers withdrawing vacuum circuit breakers from 1980’s vintage 5kV switchgear during lockout/tagout procedures prior to performing routine maintenance.

  • Presented by Lee Marchessault at Workplace Safety Solutions
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Description - This presentation, given by Lee Marchessault at Workplace Safety Solutions, covers the new NFPA 70E emphasis placed on maintenance requirements of facility electrical infrastructures and how this impacts arc flash hazards. The discussion is based on NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Program requirements. Also discussed are case studies of high civil penalties in litigation cases related to lack of maintenance where injuries and/or significant equipment damage result. Attendees will walk away with knowledge of arc flash hazards and how they may be accurately determined by ensuring breakers operate as designed and also mitigation techniques as it relates to electrical equipment such as lowing trip times, increasing main transformer impedance, or installing remote devices. Some knowledge of NFPA 70E is suggested. 

Bio - Lee Marchessault, CUSA, CUSP, is the current President of Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc. Lee started his career in the Electric Industry in 1978 at hydro power station, then worked up to Meter Specialist, then a substation maintenance Electrician 1st class. After nearly 20 years in the field, he became the Safety Manager for the power company. Lee is a licensed Electrician and has a BS from Johnson State College. Now, a safety consultant, he specializes in Electrical Safety. He is an instructor for the OSHA Training Institute Regions 1, 2, and 8 responsible for electrical standards programs. Lee has written numerous articles in national publications and continues to present electrical safety topics for International venues. He is on the Electrical Committee for NFPA, ASTM F18 Committee, and an active member with other organizations including ASSP, USOLN, NEPPA, and NSC Utilities Division.

  • Presented by Adam Baker and Christopher Conners, both of Eaton Corp
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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.

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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.

More EasyPower Training Programs

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