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
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

Description - The scope of arc flash studies now often include 240 and 120 volt panels and loads. Facility managers ask for the information to be included on the panel schedule so it can be displayed on the panel. This refresher webinar by Jim Chastain describes how panel schedule templates can be modified to include this requested information.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

Description - The push to reduce power consumption has resulted in many companies going to Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) and Adjustable Frequency Drive (AFD) motor controllers as methods to reduce operation costs. This refresher webinar, given by Jim Chastain at EasyPower, details how to set up these variable frequency motor controls for short circuit and arc flash studies . Additional discussion will investigate the impact on power flow (does power consumption really go down?) and what is the system level trade-off (any harmonic repercussions?). This is a replay of a popular webinar presented in 2017.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

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
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

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
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

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
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

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
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

Description - VFD controller simulation in power flow can be complicated if the VFD output frequency is something other than 60 Hz.  In this Refresher webinar, Jim Chastain focuses on the modifications that should be made to VFD setup for more accurate PowerFlow analysis. This addresses some of the unanswered questions when we only focus on VFD Setup for ShortCircuit analysis.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

Description - In this EasyPower refresher webinar, Jim Chastain at EasyPower, covers the basic elements of Protective Device Coordination and describe the value  of TCC curves as a tool to analyze the system protection scheme. This presentation is geared toward arc flash beginners and anyone not familiar with series coordination.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

Description - In this second part of our introduction to protective device coordination webinars, Jim Chastain at EasyPower, focuses on transformer protection and the overlapping zones afforded by different types of over current , differential, and ground current relays.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • Completed - Watch video now

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, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

Description - This is part 3 of the 5-part refresher webinar series on protective device coordination. In this session, taught by Jim Chastain at EasyPower, you will build on the discussions about TCC curves in EasyPower. He will go over additional markings on the TCC, such as FLA markers and clipping. He will also discuss determining relay settings based on Transformer parameters.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

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 NFPA 70E-2021 standard.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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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. 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 updated presentation includes information on the many changes to data collection due to new calculation parameters in the IEEE 1584-2018 standard. 

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

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
  • GoToMeeting infoRegister Now
  • 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.

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

Description - This is part 4 of the 5-part refresher webinar series on protective device coordination. In this session, taught by Jim Chastain at EasyPower, he furthers the discussions on PowerProtector, device coordination and TCC curves. He covers a broad range of optics including viewing phase vs. ground coordination, storing TCC vs. saving TCCs, inserting items, inserting existing items, inserting tic marks and curve shifting. He also discusses TCCs in scenarios, reporting, printing, exporting, as well as copy/paste TCC to Word.

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

Description - This is final session of the 5-part refresher webinar series on protective device coordination. In this session, taught by Jim Chastain at EasyPower, he finishes up the discussions on PowerProtector, device coordination and TCC curves. He will conclude this series discussing how the coordination focus can be used for system enhancement, including using coordination to improve arc flash. 

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

Description - NFPA-70E 2021 has specific changes regarding arc flash warning label content. There is a special provision for ‘site specific PPE’ categories. This refresher, given by Jim Chastain at Easypower, discusses some options to implement Site Specific PPE designation. The presentation includes the use of the label editor feature in the EasyPower tool suite to customize any information on the label as well as adding a QR code which can be used for relaying current information to the facility maintenance staff.

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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 Jerod Day, Head of Engineering at Vacuum Interrupters, Inc.
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

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.

  • Presented by Terry Becker, P.E, Electrical Safety Specialist
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

Description - Both NFPA 70E, Article 110.5 Electrical Safety Program and CSA Z462, Clause 4.1.6 Electrical Safety Program require that the Electrical Safety Program shall be audited every three years. Following a company's Management of Change process, a detailed audit and appropriate updates are required.  In this webinar, given by Terry Becker at TW Becker Electrical Safety Consulting Inc. the changes to the content of an Electrical Safety Program based on the 2021 Editions of NFPA 70E or CSA Z462 are reviewed.

  • Presented by Antony Parsons, Ph.D., P.E. and Jeff M. Miller, P.E. at Schneider Electric
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

Description - There are many solutions available to mitigate arc flash hazards, but how do they compare against each other? This presentation, given by Antony Parsons, Ph.D., P.E. and Jeff M. Miller, P.E. at Schneider Electric, provides a contrasting look at the hazard avoidance, prevention, containment, and reduction solutions available. Solutions are then discussed in terms of their mitigation effectiveness as well as their impact on event recovery, footprint, installation, commissioning, and CapEx & OpEx costs. Not all solutions can be applied in every application, so best practices and limitations are examined. In addition, many codes and standards work in absolutes and do not consider the likelihood of electrical incidents which should also be considered when choosing solutions for hazard mitigation.

  • Presented by David Lewis, PE, Grounding and Power Systems at EasyPower
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

Description - Increasingly, the electric power industry finds the need for rights-of-way that are either co-located or that cross other conductive facilities such as pipelines or railroads. High voltage AC transmission lines may affect adjacent facilities, which can possibly damage equipment, reduce the facilities longevity, and create hazards for the personnel and public. This webinar, given by David Lewis, an electrical engineer at EasyPower, explains how nearby facilities are affected by AC interference and provides guidance in the steps that engineers can take to accurately evaluate the complex challenges of AC interference using XGSA_FD. 

Description - Temporary protective grounding serves a critical safety function when working on electrical power systems. Although many field service personnel are well acquainted with the requirements of using temporary protective grounds, many others have only a partial understanding of important aspects of it. This webinar, given by Jim White at Shermco, reviews the more important aspects of the application of temporary protective grounds, including sizing, order of placement and removal, results of misapplication and common rules for working with temporary protective grounds. 

Description - A fundamental element of all low voltage circuit breakers is the trip unit or ‘brain’ of the circuit breaker. Several different trip unit technologies are available, but which one is the best choice for my application? This presentation, given by Andrew Legro P.E. at ABB, provides an overview of each trip unit technology from thermal magnetic to multi-function digital. Cost versus function will be reviewed and as well as a walk-through of some example applications.  

  • Presented by Ivan Grobbelaar, PE, Senior Engineer at DEHN Africa
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Description - Lightning current transients injected onto PV modules may cause damage to equipment farther downstream, resulting in equipment loss and production down time. Surge Protective devices for the DC side of PV plants will not be able to withstand peak value lightning strikes without sufficient energy dissipation through the PV field. With the correct implementation of external lightning protection and grounding, it is shown that the surge protection is not overstressed due to sufficient energy dissipation before reaching equipment. The resultant current propagation, transient waveform, and specific energy are calculated at critical locations in the PV Field through XGS Lab simulations. This webinar, given by Ivan Grobbelaar, PE, Senior Engineer at DEHN Africa, shows the importance of external lightning protection and grounding design during the planning phase of a new PV plant.

  • Presented by Jeff M. Miller, P.E., and Bowen Liu at Schneider Electric
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Description - The construction industry can be inefficient as it continues to use outdated processes and methods which that drive up costs and enable risk. This ultimately prevents many new technologies from unlocking value due to poor ROI. BIM was created to solve these issues as a form of integrated project execution throughout the phases of a project. At first, BIM adoption was mainly for conflict avoidance and constructability. Now modern BIM tools have unlocked the 7 dimensions of BIM, providing easy access to design automation and project management efficiencies. This presentation, given by Jeff M. Miller, P.E., and Bowen Liu at Schneider Electric, looks at modern electrical BIM workflow and how these tools can increase productivity in modeling, drawing production, specification, calculation, analysis, costing, project management, and more.

  • Presented by Terry Becker, P.Eng., CESCP, IEEE Senior Member at TW Becker Electrical Safety Consulting, Inc
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - In this webinar, presented by Terry Becker, P.Eng., CESCP, IEEE Senior Member at TW Becker Electrical Safety Consulting, Inc., we discuss how jobs and related energized electrical work tasks can be completed following the requirements of an employer's Electrical Safety Program in order to be compliant with the mandatory requirements of NFPA 70E or CSA Z462 when managing planned or reactive (breakdown) maintenance work. Following a defined Energized Electrical Job Work Flow (EEJWF) is the basis for good due diligence that is sustainable and defendable and ensures residual risk to Qualified Persons is as low as is reasonably practicable. 

  • Presented by Craig Mouton at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - EasyPower is excited to announce our release of EasyPower 10.4 suite of tools with many new features for intelligently designing, analyzing, and monitoring electrical power systems. This webinar shows these new features, which include support for single-phase modeling and analysis, updates for NFPA 70 (NEC) 2020 and NFPA 70E 2021, as well as Revit Integrator updates and multiple productivity and usability improvements. 

  • Presented by Joe Dietrich, P.E. and Joe Kerfoot, P.E., at Rosendin Electric
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - The electrical power industry has been struggling to address the recently added code requirements of selective coordination that apply to Emergency, Legally Required, Elevator, Fire Pumps, and COPS systems. Selective coordination is essential for proper fault isolation of these important systems. Old rules of thumb are no longer valid, and it is critical for design engineers to understand the implications of these requirements and define new solutions and rules of thumb to prevent major re-design to comply with code. This webinar, given by Joe Dietrich, P.E. and Joe Kerfoot, P.E., electrical engineers at Rosendin Electric, explains valuable insights and provides guidance for design engineers to help them re-imagine essential system design practices.

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