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 - 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 is 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 highlights the EasyPower features that facilitate compliance with the requirements of NFPA-70E. The presentation demonstrates 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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Description - Incident Energy mitigation is an important safety goal for both existing facilities and new system design. In this refresher webinar, which is the first of a 2-part series, Jim Chastain demonstrates the EasyPower modeling techniques for each of the NEC recommend energy reduction methods.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - The goal is to maintain series coordination while reducing incident energy. In this final refresher webinar of a 2-part series, Jim Chastain examines which of NEC recommended methods for energy reduction man or may not support series coordination.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - In this refresher webinar, Jim Chastain at EasyPower covers the key elements to ensure you get the most accurate results from your EasyPower projects.

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

Description - Many EasyPower users find the SmartDesign module to be a dependable time saver.  In this EasyPower Refresher webinar, Jim Chastain details how to expand the Design Library for MCCs using the breakers already in the Device Library.

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

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, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

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 TCC to confirm coordination of different manufacturers, current limiting fuse energy let through vs TCC plot, 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, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

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 – id piece wise plot, and long term and short term and instantaneous adjustments.

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

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, differential, arc sensing, TCC controls, hard grounded systems vs resistance ground.

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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 Joe Dietrich, P.E. and Joe Kerfoot, P.E., at Rosendin Electric
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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.

Description - Integrated Transformer Vacuum Fault Interrupter (VFI) technology coupled with secondary overcurrent sensing, arc-light sensing and modern relaying significantly reduces secondary incident arc energy. Pre-designed and factory-tested, the Arc Reduction Vacuum Fault Interrupter (AR-VFI) transformer protection system uses this method to provide integral overcurrent protection on secondaries up to 6000 A. This webinar, given by Sam Reed, principal engineer – new product development at Eaton, discusses how AR-VFI technology improves fault clearing time, equipment reliability, and personnel safety with integrated equipment.

Description - In this webinar, given by Lionel Ng at ABB in Italy, we look at the IEC 60909 standard. This standard deals with short circuit currents in three-phase AC systems. Calculation of short circuit currents is fundamental in all electrical designs to help protect the system, equipment, and people. Understanding short circuit currents also enables designers to size the components correctly and accurately. Attendees will learn how short circuit currents can be defined manually, with the help of tables, or with the help of calculation software. The examples in this webinar mainly focus on low voltage systems.

  • Presented by Steven Weber, Senior Engineer at DEHN, Inc.
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Description - Both the NFPA780 and IEC62305 lightning protection standards provide fundamentally different concepts for implementing lightning protection, with a BONDED system connected to grounded metal parts of a structure, while an ISOLATED system is implemented to prevent lightning current on parts of the structure. In certain applications an isolated LPS is preferred and beneficial to the structure and its contents, however more difficult to implement correctly. This webinar, given by Steven Weber, Senior Engineer at DEHN, Inc., covers the aspects of implementing these protection concepts for areas with explosive atmospheres, and compare the requirements, implementation, and behavior of a bonded system with an isolated system. 

Description - Is a fuse just a fuse? This webinar, given by David Semien at Mersen, covers the construction, basic design, operation, and performance of fuses—all of which are important in understanding how the fuse operates during a short circuit or overload situation.

  • Presented by Justin Gaull and Russ Safreed, of CBS ArcSafe
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Description - Returning electrical equipment to service after a planned maintenance outage creates a unique set of hazards. Facility managers are under stringent time constraints when taking a system out of service, performing necessary maintenance tasks (as well as making unanticipated repairs), and returning the system to service. Common, real-world factors may place workers at great risk as the system is returned to service. This presentation, presented by Justin Gaull and Russ Safreed, of CBS ArcSafe, identifies those factors and presents logical and practical ways to decrease or eliminate risks.

Description - This webinar presentation, given by Andrea Ferruccio, (Global Product Manager MV Special Circuit Breakers & Switches) at ABB, discusses the severe conditions of short circuit that could happen in generation plants, critical not only for generators, but also for all other assets of the same circuit. In order to effectively protect these assets, it is required that a circuit breaker be tested to meet the most stringent Generator standard, IEC/IEEE 62271-37-013.

  • Presented by Dave Oteman, Director, Product Management at AMSC
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - With the continued proliferation of renewable distributed generation, electric utilities are increasingly challenged in meeting their power quality standards. The radial distribution system of yesteryear, when power was only received at the distribution substation, is quickly being replaced with more complex distribution systems that receive power not only at the distribution substation but also at multiple locations along their feeders. Such distributed generation is proving to be a conundrum for electric utilities who must maintain a high level of power quality to their customers. In this Webinar, Dave Oteman of AMSC shares their D-VAR VVO distribution class STATCOM solution and how it is being used to improve power quality and voltage regulation on utility distribution systems.

  • Presented by Brian McFadden, Compliance Specialist at Graphic Products
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - In this webinar, Compliance Specialist Brian McFadden describes the key elements of arc flash labeling, including the requirements from OSHA, the NEC, and NFPA 70E-2021, as well as label design considerations from ANSI Z535. Attendees will learn when, why, and how to make labels meeting all of these standards, along with guidance on using the EasyPower suite and an on-site label printer to efficiently create customized labels.

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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.