O'Brien, L.

ARC Advisory Group, Dedham, Massachusetts

Larry O’Brien is the vice president of process automation at ARC Advisory Group, and has more than 20 years of experience working in the automation and consulting business. Mr. O’Brien has co-authored numerous reports at ARC, including the “Collaborative Process Automation System 2.0,” the “Distributed Control System Market Size and Forecast,” the “Control System Migration Survival Manual,” and the “Automation Supplier Provided Services Market Size and Forecast.” He also served three years as global marketing manager at the Fieldbus Foundation.

Technology has created an alarm management crisis

O'Brien, L., ARC Advisory Group

Here's what needs to be done to solve the problem

HP Integration Strategies: Automation services growing rapidly

O'Brien, L., ARC Advisory Group

The automation services market is the fastest-growing segment of the business. ARC's recently published study, Automation Supplier Provided Services, shows that the total services market served by the..

HP Integration Strategies: The state of fieldbus in process automation—Part 2

O'Brien, L., ARC Advisory Group

Real benefits are in operational costs. While we know that benefits can be achieved in the installed cost side of the equation, the life cycle and operational benefits are where the real value lies fo..

HP Integration Strategies: The state of fieldbus in process automation, Part 1

O'Brien, L., ARC Advisory Group

Fieldbus acceptance continues to steam ahead. With a firm foothold in the hydrocarbon industries and growing acceptance in a host of others, we can see that fieldbus is a working solution that is more..

HP Integration Strategies: Top process automation developments and trends

O'Brien, L., ARC Advisory Group

It has always been ARC's position that technology itself has no inherent benefit unless it provides a measurable value proposition to the end user. The drive toward business value and the path to oper..

HP Integration Strategies: Fieldbus justification goes beyond total cost of ownership

O'Brien, L., ARC Advisory Group

LARRY O'BRIEN, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR       Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Fieldbus, as a digital replacem..

Foundation fieldbus selected for major projects

O'Brien, L., ARC Advisory Group

Here’s why Shell and Conoco are committed to the technology