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, 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 changes in EasyPower to reflect those made to the IEEE 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 - The recent release of IEEE 1584–2018 makes no recommendation on how to handle arc flash calculations on systems beyond the prescribed voltage range of 208v – 15kV or beyond the limit of 106 kA.  In this refresher presentation,  Jim Chastain details the EasyPower capabilities to handle the situation and maintain compliance to recognized guidelines of NESC and NFPA 70E.

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

Description - Changes in the IEEE 1584–2018 standard may have an significant effect on the Arc Flash results for most facilities in the US. During this Refresher Webinar, Jim Chastain discusses the various parameters that are affected by these changes and recommends a comprehensive workflow to incorporate the changes in both data collection and the analysis stages of an arc flash study.

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

Description - The first team meeting facility managers should schedule after receiving a newly completed Arc Flash Hazard Study is the one with their maintenance supervisors to review all buses identified as Arc Flash Hazards and single out all that may require hot work. The purpose of the meeting will be to address how best to provide the safest condition possible for any necessary hot work. The ultimate goal that the team should target is the competition of the document known as the Hot Work Permit template for each procedure and each system element that the teams agrees requires attention while the system is still energized. During this Tuesday Refresher, Jim Chastain, EasyPower applications engineer, will detail the procedure to create HTML templates that EasyPower will may use to create Hot Work Permits as needed by our electrical maintenance team.

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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

Description - There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the design and application of medium voltage metal-enclosed capacitor banks and harmonic filter banks. This webinar, given by Paul Steciuk at NEPSI,  will discuss various misconceptions from cost to design to application and operation. Join NEPSI, a leading supplier of metal-enclosed reactive power solutions in this EasyPower Webinar and blow away the myths.

Description - As power systems age, the frequency and duration of interruptions will increase significantly. Now more than ever, it is crucial in the maintenance and design of power systems to have a solid understanding of the analysis and design of reliable and cost-effective utility, industrial, and commercial power distribution systems. In this Thursday webinar the presenter, Stan Spencer at EasyPower, will cover the features of EasyPower's new Power System Reliability module, which gives electrical engineers the tools to quantify the reliability and availability of their electrical power system networks. Minimal additional work is required to perform a reliability assessment on your power system once the one-line diagram has been created.

  • Presented by Samy Faried, PE & Ryan Bergeron, both at ABB and IEEE Senior Members
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Description - Understanding how to apply, model, and evaluate various arc flash reduction strategies is an important skill. Proper modeling and evaluation of the results are key components to selecting appropriate arc flash reduction techniques and selecting the setting(s) to optimize application method(s). This session, presented by Samy Faried, PE, IEEE Senior Member at ABB and Ryan Bergeron, IEEE Senior Member at ABB, will provide you with an understanding of how to model four of the methods cited in the new NEC 2017 Article 240.67 for Fuses 1200A or higher – (B) 0.07 seconds or less at the available arcing current, (B)(1) Differential relaying, (B)(2) Energy-reducing maintenance switching with local status indicator, and (B)(3) Energy-reducing active arc flash mitigation system – for a medium and low voltage system using EasyPower® analysis software with the new equations contained in the IEEE 1584-2018 IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations.

Description - In this Thursday webinar the presenter, Satish Shrestha, showcases a new EasyPower product, Revit Integrator. This new EasyPower module allows Autodesk Revit MEP users to automatically and instantaneously create one-line diagrams in EasyPower with Revit electrical model data. You can also automatically build the panels associated with your one-line diagram. After design and analysis in EasyPower you can export one-line diagrams and key electrical parameters back to Revit. You can also merge revisions in your Revit project back into EasyPower.

  • Presented by Daniel Freeman at Schneider Electric
  • Completed - Video Coming Soon

Description - Arc flash events have been around as long as electricity. As technology progresses new methods of reducing arc flash incident energy have continued to arise. NEC 240.87 specifically names a few methods that, while targeted to LV, are also applicable to MV.  In this webinar, presented by Charles Hardy at Schneider Electric, he briefly discusses NEC 240.87 and the methods it describes with heavy emphasis on (1)which methods are easier to retrofit and (2)optical arc flash systems. 

  • Presented by R. Scott Goodwin at SSOE Group
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - Employees are more pressed for time and are required to be productive at work, causing difficulty in changing the way we have always done it. This webinar, given by R. Scott Goodwin at SSOE Group, discusses what a JHA (Job Hazard Analysis) is and what the intended purpose of JHA’s are and how they can make a difference, if used correctly. He provides information on their historical background, the purpose and intent of JHA’s, benefits to completing JHA’s, common mistakes and what should be done with the JHA’s that are completed. 

BIO - Robert “Scott” Goodwin is the Corporate Safety Manager for SSOE Group, an Architectural, Engineering, Design Build, Procurement and Construction Management firm. Scott helps support over 1100 employees, in 22 offices and 4 countries providing all Safety services including General Industry, Construction and Mining. Scott was previously the Director of Safety and Training for the Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio and the National Electrical Contractors Association of Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio.

  • Presented by Joe Richard at Schneider Electric
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST
  • Note: This webinar is rescheduled from Feb 28th, which did not happen due to technical issues.

Description - Traditional medium voltage circuit breaker switchgear was largely developed in the 1970s and has experienced limited and minor changes since its original conception. In order to address modern needs, the industry can look to new designs of medium voltage switchgear. This webinar, given by Joe Richard at Schneider Electric, discusses how the new features of solid insulated and gas insulated switchgear can help solve safety, maintenance, and footprint complications with contemporary designs. In order to implement these modern switchgear designs it is important to understand the architectural and application differences between traditional switchgear and the new generation of medium voltage switchgear.

  • Presented by Cansu Yildirim, Business Development Manager for Control & Protection Solutions at ABB in Germany
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - A newly introduced, active arc elimination system can effectively help to mitigate the potentially severe consequences of an arc fault. The Ultra-Fast Earthing Switch (UFES) extinguishes an internal arc by redirecting the uncontrolled energy release into a defined and controlled bolted connection of all 3 phases to earth potential. It is designed to detect and quench a burning internal arc in less than one third of a cycle and therefore offer the highest degree of protection for personnel and equipment. This session, presented by Cansu Yildirim, Business Development Manager for Control & Protection Solutions at ABB in Germany, will provide you an overview of different USEF arc flash protection devices. Furthermore, he discusses the possibilities and advantages of the USEF arc elimination systems with regards to process outage time, as well as equipment and personnel safety.

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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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