Interactive Control Podcast

Interactive Control Podcast

If you work with controls as an Operator, Engineer, Maintenance Person, or Plant Manager, this podcast is for you. Our focus is on answering real questions and solving real problems with real controls experts. We will cover topics such as unit startup issues, alarm rationalization, loop tuning, instrumentation calibration, various system overviews, component breakdowns, and more.

*Voted one of the Top 20 Instrumentation Podcasts of 2021*



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Parts Management Strategies to Mitigate Operational Risks

Summary: In this episode I discuss parts with my guest, Brad Shochat.

Topics Covered:

  • Cost vs Risk Tradeoffs
  • On Site Spares and Alternatives
  • Non-new Electronics Options
  • Cybersecurity for Parts

Guest Bio:

Brad is currently the Global Aftermarket Parts Leader for Nexus Controls where he helps end users to minimize downtime related to failed components. His past roles include 10 years as a senior project manager specializing in nuclear control system upgrades and 4 years as a packaged systems engineer designing cabinet enclosures. Brad has a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno and an MBA from Colorado State University. He is also an active Project Management Professional.

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Questions or Topic Ideas?

The title of this podcast is Interactive Control for a reason. If you have a topic you’d like us to cover that we haven’t yet, please send me a message over LinkedIn or email me at and we’ll do our best to cover it in a future episode.