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, Solution Engineer at EasyPower-Bentley
  • Webinar Completed

Description - In this first of a 4-part series titled Protective Device Coordination the Easy Way, Jim Chastain from EasyPower covers the definition and focus of selective device coordination, TCC plots for comparing performance loads and OCPD, and EasyPower display controls to customize for specific focus.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Solution Engineer at EasyPower-Bentley
  • Webinar Completed

Description - In the second installment of a 4-part series titled Protective Device Coordination the Easy Way, Jim Chastain from EasyPower discusses fuse ratings, coordination rules of thumb using TCCs to confirm coordination of different manufacturers, current-limiting fuse energy let-through versus TCC plotting, and arc flash calculations using fuses. The following topics will also be discussed: NEC requirements for service equipment, and how to use EasyPower to identify and compare device performance.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Solution Engineer at EasyPower-Bentley
  • Webinar Completed

Description - In the third presentation of a 4-part series titled Protective Device Coordination the Easy Way, Jim Chastain from EasyPower focuses on breaker types based on trip mechanisms, series rating, and molded case circuit breakers for selective device coordination to determine constraints for time and current. The following topics are also discussed: LVPCB, Solid State trip, TCC plots – long term, short term, and instantaneous adjustments.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Solution Engineer at EasyPower-Bentley
  • Webinar Completed

Description - In the concluding session of the 4-part series titled Protective Device Coordination the Easy Way, Jim Chastain from EasyPower covers information on relay protection schemes, ground fault protection, transformer protection, differentials, arc sensing, TCC controls, and hard-grounded systems versus resistance ground.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Solution Engineer at EasyPower-Bentley
  • Webinar Completed

Description - In this Tuesday webinar Jim Chastain, an Application Engineer at EasyPower, showcases the newly updated EasyPower Revit Integration module. This module allows Autodesk Revit MEP users to seamlessly create one-line diagrams in EasyPower with Revit electrical model data. After finalizing design and analysis in EasyPower, you can export one-line diagrams and key electrical parameters back to Revit, and merge revisions between programs as needed.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Solution Engineer at EasyPower-Bentley
  • Webinar Completed

Description - In this refresher webinar, Jim Chastain at Easypower focuses on the set up and EasyPower modeling of Ampgard SL motor starters as an example of how to handle current limiting fuses to increase contactor interrupt ratings. The technique can be used on other fused contactors as well.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Solution Engineer at EasyPower-Bentley
  • Webinar Completed

Description - EasyPower provides support for arc flash calculations not covered by IEEE 1584-2018.  This includes high voltage (above 15 kV) DC, single-phase AC, and DC. In this refresher, webinar Jim Chastain explains the calculation methods used in EasyPower, shows how to use them, and provides practical examples. This webinar is an updated version of a popular webinar given earlier.

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

Description - New EasyPower users can have a PowerStart session with Jim Chastain to help them get started with their use of the product. In recent months, there have been many questions posed that Jim will cover in this webinar. The questions include properly setting up motors and circuit breakers, understanding Scenario  Manager and DataBase Browser, derating cable ampacity and many others.

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

Description - We kick off 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 regulatory standards in the 15 years since their introduction. This will be similar to the prior instances of this presentation, but is updated to include changes to the NFPA 70E-2021 standard.

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

Description - Of the overall time involved in an Arc Flash study, data collection can be the most costly if not properly planned. This presentation focuses on eliminating the need for repeated trips to the site and avoiding excessive delays and cost. 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 presentation highlights the data requirements for calculation methods in the IEEE Std 1584-2018. 

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

Description - The third installment of this series focuses on the use of the EasyPower Arc Flash Bundle to construct the one-line model from the collected data and then proceeds to the initial steps required to calculate arc flash incident energies. Industry standards describing the use of the IEEE-1584 model are detailed and examples are provided. This will be similar to the prior instances of this presentation, but is updated to include techniques in EasyPower for comparing your electrical system using the IEEE 1584-2002 versus the 1584-2018 standard.

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

Description - This last installment in the Arc Flash Risk Assessment series will highlight the EasyPower features that 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 print labels. 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.

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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

  • Presented by Jerod Day, VP/Lead Applications Engineer at Vacuum Interrupters, Inc.
  • Webinar Completed

Description - Vacuum interrupters have been installed in industrial circuit breakers since the early 1970s and were designed for a 20-to-30-year minimum usable life. Fortunately, many have lasted well beyond their anticipated shelf life. However, we are now seeing many requests for vacuum bottle testing and replacements. Vacuum interrupter test sets can determine the pressure inside a vacuum interrupter and along with wear and number of operations, predict the usable life of the vacuum interrupters used in your circuit breakers and contactors. Until now, this type of testing could only be performed at the assembly plant. In this webinar, Jerod Day at Vacuum Interrupters, Inc, explains the causes of vacuum bottle failures and the new field-based testing method that minimizes the chances of costly damage or unintentional downtime through predictability. 
 
Jerod Day received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical & Energy Engineering in 2010 and 2012, respectively, from the University of North Texas, Denton, TX. Jerod has coauthored publications, including in the J. Heat Transfer. He is head of engineering at Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. in Farmers Branch, TX which specializes in vacuum interrupter design, testing, and manufacturing. Mr. Day has nine years of field experience with medium voltage circuit breakers and switchgear.

  • Presented by Scott Cooper at Omicron Electronics Corp.
  • Webinar Completed

Description - Protective devices serve an essential role in the safety and reliability of our power systems. Their dependable operation is essential, and therefore must be ensured to operate as designed. In this webinar, Scott Cooper at Omicron Electronics Corp. provides an introduction to testing protective devices to affirm the protection system operates as intended. Protection engineers and facility owners must not only ensure the protective devices are functioning properly, but that faults are cleared correctly.

  • Presented by Austin (AJ) Johnson, P.E., Product Manager at Eaton's Low Voltage Assemblies products
  • Webinar Completed

Description - This presentation, given by Austin Johnson, P.E., Product Manager at Eaton, allows attendees to understand methods on designing and specifying switchgear to be safer. Attendees will also learn about NEC Article 240.87 and the various technologies that can be used to meet the code and reduce arc energy.

  • Presented by Claudio Mardegan, CEO of EngePower in Brazil
  • Webinar Completed

Description - Power systems grounding configurations may be implemented as an ungrounded system, solidly grounded system, or impedance grounded system. This webinar, presented by Claudio Mardegan, CEO of EngePower, discusses power system grounding configurations, highlights concerns when a ground reference is lost, and provides engineering solutions for NGR integrity. A case study is presented and highlights how the selection of the power system grounding configuration influences the design and protection of the whole power system.

  • Presented by Mike Doherty, Electrical Safety Consultant, e-Hazard
  • Webinar Completed

Description - How can the execution of practical, high end Human Performance (HU) concepts in any level of job planning influence not just your safety, but your corporate unit as a whole from the workers on the shop floor to the CEO suite. Error precursors are the risks to any endeavor at work. Pragmatic implementation of the HU tools are the risk reduction methodologies to reduce these risks.
 
This webinar, given by Mike Doherty, Electrical Safety Consultant, Trainer, Auditor, and Speaker, will discuss the history and intense value of using HU best practice methods in not only the electrical sector but also in the business world. Come and listen as we delve deeply into one of the true jewels of the safety and business world.

  • Presented by Chuck Fox at The Electrician Inc.
  • Webinar Completed

Description - The NFPA 70E standard has evolved over the years including additions that specifically direct companies to consider how the electrical system was maintained and documented. As part of the overall electrical safety program, in 2023 the NFPA 70B publication was elevated from Recommendations for Electrical Equipment Maintenance to Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance. This webinar, presented by Chuck Fox at The Electrician Inc, will present how these standards have evolved, the core compliance requirements of “safety related maintenance” to be implemented by companies in 2024.

  • Presented by Dave Lewis, PE at EasyPower-Bentley
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - Substation grounding systems provide an engineered solution to reduce touch and step voltages, but is often limited to the station fence line. Evaluating touch voltages outside the substation requires more advanced knowledge and tools. This webinar, given by Dave Lewis, PE at EasyPower-Bentley, steps through case studies with GSA_FD & XGSA_FD software to analyze transferred voltages and develop engineered solutions to touch voltages. 

  • Presented by Claudio Mardegan, CEO of EngePower in Brazil
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - How many arc flash cases should be performed to guarantee worker protection? Arc flash studies are an integral part of improving worker safety and incorporate several variables to develop recommendations for proper protective equipment for personnel. This webinar, presented by Claudio Mardegan, CEO of EngePower, discusses the values to consider for fault current calculations, protective device operation, and highlights missing links that are not discussed in IEEE Std 1584. Understanding special issues for arc flash and protection are important to providing a safer work environment.

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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.