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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Cogeneration – Maximizing Profits While Reducing Emissions

Summary: In this episode I discuss ways to maximize profits while reducing emissions in cogeneration operations with my guests, Ben Janvier and Mike Schoof.

Topics Covered:

  • What is Industrial Cogeneration?
  • Areas of missed opportunities
  • How Advanced Process Control can help

Guest Bio:

Ben Janvier, MSc in Chemical Engineering, is the president of Enero Solutions. Enero has offices in Montreal and Lyon and is a result-oriented company that offers engineering services, training, simulations and advanced controls solutions to assist clients in meeting their business objectives. Before starting Enero Solutions in 2004, Ben worked for EnTech Controls in Toronto as a Process Control Consultant and as a Senior Process Control Consultant for Emerson Process Management based in Austin, Texas.   

Mike Schoof is currently the Global Industrial Commercial Strategy Leader for Nexus Controls.  He has over 30 years of experience in various commercial roles in the industrial and energy turbine and plant control space, having worked for GE, Baker Hughes and Woodward.  He has a particular passion for helping customers who generate power and steam to reach their reliability, safety, optimization, sustainability and OT cybersecurity protection goals. Mike is currently in an MIT Sloan Strategy and Innovation Executive Certificate program, has an MBA and an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree.

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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.