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.

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Advanced Turbine Controls Part 4 – System Reliability

Summary: This episode is the conclusion of a 4-part series on Advanced Turbine Controls. In this episode I talk about System Reliability with my guest Bob Bellis. Other topics covered in this series are Startup Agility, Combustion Versatility, and Load Flexibility.

Topics Covered: 

  • What do we mean by System Reliability? 
  • Big data, preventative maintenance, modernization, training, alarm rationalization
  • GE Vernova solutions to help

Guest Bio: 

Bob is a Principal Customer Application Engineer at GE Gas Power. He has over 23 years of experience with combined cycle power plant controls, digital product management, engineering management, and energy ISO/RTO . Prior to joining GE Bob was an officer in the U.S. Navy serving at the headquarters of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program. Bob received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT and a Master of Engineering Administration from Virginia Tech. 

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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.