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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Nuclear Energy Part 1 – Atomic Structure and History

Summary: The first of a 4-part series on nuclear energy with my guest Paul Rix. In this episode we cover the nitty gritty of atomic structure and stability, the history of nuclear power, how fission technology works and we start on some of its challenges. The intent of this series is to give listeners a sufficient understanding of the political, economic, technical, and scientific aspects around nuclear energy to form educated opinions on how it fits into green energy and the energy transition.

Guest Bio:

Paul is a retired specialist in the field of industrial process automation. During his 30+ years in this field he has worked in international management roles for national and international companies covering all aspects of the I&C business. Most recently he specialised in Global Account & Product Management and has held a variety of senior roles involving extensive global travel and long-term postings in the Middle East and Asia. Academically he holds UK bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics and engineering respectively and is both a European Registered Professional Engineer and UK Chartered Engineer.

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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.