New EPA regulations: Honeywell targets applications, services to help

Honeywell offers greenhouse gas emissions dashboard, environmental information system, and consulting support offered to help industrial customers meet Jan. 1, 2010, EPA requirements.


Honeywell (NYSE:HON) has developed a set of offerings to help process manufacturers comply with a new federal regulation that requires facilities to track and report greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation will take effect Jan. 1, 2010, and applies to industrial facilities that emit more than 25,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year. It will mark the first time the EPA has required large emitters of heat-trapping emissions to begin collecting CO2 data.

The facility-wide GHG emissions reporting dashboard from Honeywell, which is included in the Honeywell Energy Dashboard (a part of the company's larger Energy Management Solutions portfolio), is said to be able to help companies meet the new EPA requirement and provide flexibility as environmental, regulatory, and operating conditions change in the future. The GHG emissions dashboard, in conjunction with the Cirrus EIS Environmental Information System measures, acquires, calculates, records and analyzes emissions data and notifies and reports from multiple emissions sources.

"Reporting CO2 isn't a one-size-fits-all approach because industrial plants will have unique needs in complying with this new regulation," said Chris Jones, director for energy efficiency and green initiatives, Honeywell Process Solutions. "Some will need to expand emissions monitoring by adding CO2 capabilities, others will require calculations to determine emissions, and some of those will use more complex calculations than others."

In addition to a facility-wide GHG emissions reporting dashboard, Honeywell offers consulting support services to help companies design optimal data collection strategies. These solutions can stand alone or be integrated into Honeywell control systems, Cirrus EIS, or third-party control systems.

"Reporting GHG emissions may not be the final requirement for the process industries; it's reasonable to expect that future regulations will require emissions reduction and adherence to targets," said Jones.

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