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Introducing the NHP Webinar Centre

NHP is proud of our regular events that give our customers opportunities to experience quality, face to face demonstrations and technical information.

While COVID-19 has changed the way we have to operate in the short-medium term, NHP is committed to ensuring that our customers continue to keep up to date with product innovations, so we have developed a series of virtual 'events' to keep you informed until we can see you again at events in the future.

Please find below a list of upcoming, live webinars that will be facilitated by our product experts on a range of topics. We are continuously updating this section, so please check back regularly for new additions to our schedule. Please also find below a catalogue of 'on demand' webinars that can be accessed at any time that is most convenient for you.

Upcoming Webinars

NHP Live Webinar: Selectivity Part 2

Webinar Date & Time: 12 August 2020 at 11:00am - 11:45am AEST

Topics that will be covered in this webinar:

  • Brief recap of Part 1 (click here to view)
  • The basics to intermediate aspects of circuit breaker selectivity.
  • Look at Regulations according to AS/NZS3000:2018.
  • Discuss Circuit Breakers and their operation & how to modify time current curves.
  • Explain Current limiting.
  • Discuss Current & Energy selectivity.
  • Investigate Fuse backup protection.
  • Discuss non-auto switchgear backup protection.
On Demand Webinars

NHP Webinar: Integrated Condition Monitoring
(40 mins)

Topics that will be covered in this webinar:

  • Maintenance Practices
  • Condition Monitoring Categories
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Predicting failure by trending fault indicators
  • Manual Data Collection
  • What makes a condition monitoring system integrated?
  • Baseline values
  • Example topology

NHP Webinar: Hazardous Area Ex Motor Protection
(43 mins)

Hazardous areas exist in many industrial sites where motor control and protection is required, understanding what types of motor protection is allowed based on the type of Ex rated motor is critical in selecting and safeguarding equipment and site. In this technical webinar, we will be exploring the most common types of Ex rated motors that exist, and covering the general and additional requirements of the protection of these motors based on AS/NZS 60079.14.

In this webinar we discuss:

  • Why we need Ex rated motors
  • Common Ex motor rated protection methods
  • General requirements for motor protection within a hazardous area according to AS/NZS 60079.14
  • Additional requirements based on the motors Ex protection method according to AS/NZS 60079.14

NHP Webinar: Safety Applications - Safe Stop and Motion
(46 mins)

Modern safety systems allow us to do more than just turn off the machine to reduce the risk of injury to the operator. In this technical webinar we explore the various safe stop and motion techniques such as safe speed monitoring, which aid in reducing risks associated with direct access to the machine.

In this webinar we discuss:

  • Safety Functions and Monitoring
  • Modes of use for machines
  • Stand-still detection
  • Safe stop techniques including Safe Torque Off
  • Stop categories
  • Drive based safe motion functions and instructions
  • Application examples

NHP Webinar: AS/NZS 61439 Discussion
(26 mins)

AZ/NZS 61439 is the new series of standards that covers the requirements for switchboards. Join us for an informative audio discussion with two of our switchboard solution specialists. We will be discussing the AS/NZS 61439 standard in general with answers to frequently asked questions.


NHP Webinar: Hazardous Area Fundamentals
(45 mins)

Hazardous areas exist in places we might not all be aware of, learning to identify and select equipment for these environments is critical. In this technical webinar, we will be exploring what constitutes a hazardous area; the explosive nature of materials, and how material properties are grouped to aid selection of hazardous area equipment based on certification and marking.

In this webinar we discuss:

  • What is a Hazardous area?
  • Conditions for Explosive Atmospheres for Gasses, Vapours, and Dusts
  • Properties of Gases, Vapours, mists and Dusts
  • Material Grouping, T classes, EPL's and Zone Classification for Gasses and Dusts
  • Types of protection, how they work & where they can be used
  • Equipment Certification & Marking

NHP Webinar: Safety Logic - Safety Monitoring Relays
(45 mins)

In high risk safety applications, diagnostics and fault detection are absolutely essential. This technical webinar looks at the fundamentals of the safety monitoring relay's main functions in a safety control system, and delve into some of the measures for Diagnostic Coverage with respect to the machine safety standards.

In this webinar we discuss:

  • Typical fault lists and exclusions
  • Diagnostic Coverage (DC) and its importance in the safety control system
  • Fault monitoring and detection
  • Safety monitoring relay logic and examples

NHP Webinar: Safety Input Devices Part 1 - Presence Sensing
(31 mins)

In this session, we will specifically be looking at Presence Sensing devices; their application, special functions and specific guidelines and rules for how they should be used, and delve into some of the specifics on how some of these devices work


NHP Webinar: Safety Input Devices Part 2 - Interlock Switches
(24 mins)

In this session, we will specifically be looking at Interlock Switches; their application, special functions and specific guidelines and rules for how they should be used, with respect to the machine safety standards


NHP Webinar: IE3/IE4 Motors & Circuit Breakers
(40 mins)

IE3 / IE4 motors (high efficiency motors) have very different characteristics to older designs we are used to. The characteristics pose challenges for connected switch gear, circuit breakers and contactors alike. They have also forced industry to change expectations in performance parameters to do particular jobs. In this webinar, we discuss some of the issues involved in these subjects.


NHP Webinar: Arc Flash
(46 mins)

While there is a lot of information floating around on the subject of Arc Flash, it is safe to say there is a lot of confusion within industry concerning the responsibilities and obligations to mitigate against this occurrence.
This technical webinar aims to break down the Arc Flash subject and clarify the obligations onsite and the various mitigation strategies available.

This webinar covers:

  • What is arc flash (principles)
  • What are sites required to do?
  • Mitigation strategies
  • AS/NZS 61439: Low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies
  • Electrical Protection
  • Arc Fault Detection Device (AFDD)
  • Other Detection Methods
  • Arc Quenching
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Remote operation

NHP Webinar: Selectivity Part 1
(33 mins)

This webinar covers:

  • Meaning of selectivity and expected outcomes
  • The basics of circuit breaker selectivity
  • Defines types of faults and expected fault behaviours
  • Discusses Prospective fault current s and how they are derived
  • Defines the requirements and definitions according to AS/NZS3000:2018 and AS/NZS60947-2:2015

NHP Webinar: Type 2 Co-Ordination for Motor Starting
(20 mins)

This webinar covers:

  • Why is Type 2 co-ordination required?
  • The testing processes from AS/NZS IEC 60947.4.1:2015
  • How these are applied to type 2 tables for IE3 Premium efficiency motors
  • Considerations for site operations

NHP Webinar: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
(37 mins)

This webinar covers:

  • Electric vehicles - range, recharging, cost, and why we're expecting them to slowly take over from petrol cars.
  • Recharging behaviour - where drivers recharge them, how long it takes, and how much power is needed.
  • Electrical supply to the vehicle and types of chargers - single phase, three phase, and DC.
  • Installation requirements - RCDs and AS/NZS3000:2018.
  • Load management - what will EVs do to the grid (or the site switchboard)?
  • Existing public infrastructure -
  • Where to next - NHP resources to help you out when your customer asks for an EV charger!

NHP Webinar: Safety Essentials Part 1 - Safety Concepts
(33 mins)

This webinar is the first in a two-part series on machine Safety Essentials. In this session, we will discuss the fundamental concepts of machinery safety:

  • What are risks and hazards and how do we avoid them?
  • What are safety devices and what makes them safe in the first place?

We will look at some of the terminologies used in the several machine safety standards and explore safety categories, performance levels and safety design.


NHP Webinar: Safety Essentials Part 2 - Safety Products
(40 mins)

This session follows on from Part 1, taking a closer look into some of the products you would typically find in a machine safety control system, particularly those which we at NHP can offer.

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