Honeywell targets applications and services at new EPA regulations
Honeywell (NYSE:HON) has developed a set of offerings to help processmanufacturers comply with a new federal regulation that requires facilities totrack and report greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Environmental ProtectionAgency (EPA) regulation will take effect Jan. 1, 2010 and applies to industrialfacilities that emit more than 25,000 tonnes of CO 2 equivalent peryear. It will mark the first time the EPA has required large emitters ofheat-trapping emissions to begin collecting CO 2 data.
The facility-wide GHG emissionsreporting dashboard from Honeywell, which is included in the Honeywell EnergyDashboard (a part of the company’s larger Energy Management Solutionsportfolio), is said to be able to help companies meet the new EPA requirementand provide flexibility as environmental, regulatory, and operating conditionschange in the future. The GHG emissions dashboard, in conjunction with theCirrus EIS Environmental Information System measures, acquires, calculates,records and analyzes emissions data and notifies and reports from multipleemissions sources.
"Reporting CO 2 isn’t aone-size-fits-all approach because industrial plants will have unique needs incomplying with this new regulation," said Chris Jones, director for energyefficiency and green initiatives, Honeywell Process Solutions. "Some will needto expand emissions monitoring by adding CO 2 capabilities, otherswill require calculations to determine emissions, and some of those will usemore complex calculations than others."
In addition to a facility-wide GHGemissions reporting dashboard, Honeywell offers consulting support services tohelp companies design optimal data collection strategies. These solutions canstand alone or be integrated into Honeywell control systems, Cirrus EIS, orthird-party control systems.
"Reporting GHG emissions may not bethe final requirement for the process industries; it’s reasonable to expectthat future regulations will require emissions reduction and adherence totargets," said Jones.
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