Honeywell Seeks to Help Manufacturers with Emissions Compliance

Dec. 4, 2009
As new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are poised to take effect on Jan. 1, Honeywell is hoping a new set of products can ease the transition to compliance for process manufacturers.

Beginning with the New Year, industrial facilities that emit more than 25,000 tons of CO2 equivalent per year will be required to begin collecting emissions data.

Honeywell is offering a facility-wide GHG emissions reporting dashboard that 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."

The new regulations will also put a premium on cultivating an approach to meet compliance.

The GHG emissions dashboard is included in the Honeywell Energy Dashboard, which is part of the company's larger Energy Management Solutions portfolio. The portfolio helps processing facilities improve energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions, and the dashboard gathers information from various instruments and systems and tracks their energy consumption against dynamic energy targets. The Energy Dashboard enables users to establish specific goals for reducing energy consumption, costs and the associated GHG emissions, as well as to measure actual performance against those goals.

"Reporting GHG emissions may not be the final requirement for the process industries," said Jones. "Its reasonable to expect that future regulations will require emissions reduction and adherence to targets. Honeywell is (trying) to help manufacturers not only meet challenges posed by these new requirements, but prepare for future requirements down the road."

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