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.

Earlier Refresher Webinar VideosSee Recorded Videos Here

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - Frequently system designs and layout engineers prefer a display of the one-line drawing to include more detailed information than the final drawing presented to the client. With EasyPower’s custom Text Data Block feature, engineers can now choose from several ‘purpose oriented’ Text Data Block templates. In this Refresher session, Jim Chastain illustrates how to use the Text Block Editor to create a number of templates for this purpose.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - It is true that Arc Flash label requirements change from time to time. It is also true that systems change on occasion as well. In this Refresher webinar, Jim Chastain will demonstrate the use of the Custom Label Editor features included in EasyPower to maintain your label currency and integrity.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - Recently several new customers have made it a point of asking how EasyPower’s ScenarioManager works.  It seems like the competition does not quite measure up.  Maybe we have taken this useful EasyPower utility too lightly.  ScenarioManager delivers powerful tools to model and analyze possible power system scenarios—without the hassle of juggling many separate databases. You won’t find a faster, easier, or more streamlined way to test different operating conditions. This refresher session dives deep into the details of what makes EasyPower Scenario Manger the champion that it is!

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - Motor Control Centers (MCC) are an important element for any large industrial electrical distribution system.  In this Tuesday Refresher, Jim Chastain will review a real world example of device coordination involving banks of MCCs, and discuss mitigation options when the results do not match expectations.

  • 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 webinar includes the updates to NFPA 70E 2018.

  • 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 webinar includes the updates to NFPA 70E 2018.

  • 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 is not properly planned. Eliminating the need for repeated trips to the site and avoiding excess 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 - Jim is out of town this week, so we are replaying a popular webinar from a few years ago. Short circuit faults may include both symmetrical and asymmetrical components. Understanding the difference and where each type of fault current impacts the analysis of a worst case event is the focus of this presentation. This refresher webinar, taught by Jim Chastain at EasyPower, discusses how EasyPower handles these faults currents and how tool users can decipher the effects of each.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - This Tuesday Refresher, presented by Jim Chastain, is the result of a recent PowerStart session where a new EasyPower user encountered issues with a 208 volt system. The discussion includes a process to detect missing or incomplete data and recommendations to address the low voltage/ low energy systems where NFPA 70E guidance is specifically vague. A very good webinar for new tool users in general.

For new customers, the PowerStart session is an hour long product orientation that helps EasyPower owners get up and running on their first project. By addressing most beginner type questions initially, the learning curve can be dramatically shortened.  The goal is to provide a smooth transition and better utilization of EasyPower Tech Support where more in depth technical question can be addressed as needed.

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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

Description - In Part 2 of this 2-part series on device coordination, Jim Chastain at EasyPower continues his explanation that device coordination can be a complex topic because the process can exacerbate the task of mitigating arc flash incident energy. He explains how to determine if mis-coordination exists and the process to set coordinated protective devices. He then shows how to create a ‘difference calculation’ to graphically show device coordination as well as implement trip settings for fixed time devices. He finishes with an answer to the question, “If this computer is so smart, why can’t it do device coordination for me?”

Description - Due to increased requests, we are replaying a popular webinar given a few years ago on dynamic stability. This session is taught by Chris Duffey, P.E., where he introduces you to the EasyPower Dynamic Stability feature. Though typically relegated to "specialty" analysis, we show you how this feature will supply you with unparalleled insight into the real-time and often hidden dynamic response of your system with very little effort. This feature integrates all EasyPower protective devices, a large library of typical motor and generator stability data, and the ability to simulate system dynamic response with fast and simple double click actions.

  • Presented by Paul Steciuk, President and Co-Founder of Northeast Power Systems Inc. (NEPSI)
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Description - Come join Paul Steciuk, President and Co-Founder of Northeast Power Systems Inc. (NEPSI) for an “open-mic” session where you can get answers to your questions in any of the following areas: 
• Harmonic Analysis 
• Power Factor Correction on commercial, industrial, and utility power systems 
• Harmonic Filter Design and Specification 
• Component Specification and Application 
• Shunt Capacitor Bank and Harmonic Filter Bank Application Considerations 

Mr. Steciuk has over 25 years of experience in power systems and solutions and brings with him a wealth of information. You can submit your questions in advance (sent them to nicole@easypower.com) or ask them live on the Webinar, by either using your headset or typing them in. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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 Ryan Bergeron at GE, will provide you with an understanding of how to model two 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 and (B)(2) Maintenance Switching – for a low voltage system using EasyPower® analysis software. 

  • Presented by Jim Phillips, founder of BrainFiller.com and ArcFlashForum.com and also Vice-Chair of IEEE 1584
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Description - This one was moved from May 10th, due to a technical issue with GoToWebinar. In this webinar, by Jim Phillips, founder of BrainFiller.com and ArcFlashForum.com and also Vice-Chair of IEEE 1584 and International Chair of IEC TC78, you will see how to develop a simplified labeling strategy that makes labels easier to understand for the end user and also helps minimize the need to relabel. He has been advocating this method for years and has numerous published articles on the subject. Jim will begin with the history of arc flash labeling and early NEC requirements. He then takes you through the evolution of labels from simple – to complicated – and now back to simple again. Jim will cover the most current requirements from NEC, NFPA 70E 2018 and ANSI Z535 including the latest NFPA 70E exception where details may no longer be required on a label pending specific conditions.

  • Presented by John Bernet at Fluke Corporation
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Description - In this webinar, given by John Bernet at Fluke Corporation, he discusses moving from a run-to-failure to a predictive and reliability-based maintenance workflow. John presents the new challenges maintenance teams face as they try to be more proactive, and the solutions they have found. He then lays out simple steps for total condition maintenance to keep your plant up and running.

  • 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 Ralph DeLisio at Predictive Service
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Description - In this webinar, given by Ralph DeLisio 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.

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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.