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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Surge Phenomena on Centrifugal Compressors

Summary: In this episode I discuss surge phenomena on centrifugal compressors with my guest, Sangram Ghanto.

Topics Covered:

  • What is surge phenomena is and its potential impacts
  • How it happens and how to protect against it
  • What to look for when choosing your compressor control system

Guest Bio:

Sangram is currently the Services Technical Leader for Compressor Controls & Nexus OnCore DCS at Nexus Controls. He has over 15 years of experience, with past roles including Lead Controls Engineer for Steam Turbine, Moto-compressor, Turbo Expanders and Centrifugal & Reciprocating compressors. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in electronics and instrumentation.

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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.