Honeywell Solution Helps Manufacturers Comply With GHG Emissions Regulation
Honeywell has introduced a set of tailored solutions to help process manufacturers comply with a new federal regulation that requires facilities to track and report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulation will take effect Jan. 1, 2010, and applies to industrial facilities that emit more than 25,000 tons 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.
Honeywell’s facility-wide GHG emissions reporting dashboard is said to help companies meet this requirement in a simple, cost-effective, low-risk manner, 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 Systems measures, acquires, calculates, records and analyzes emissions data and accurately 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,” says 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. Honeywell will work with these companies to determine their specific compliance needs and offer the right solutions to meet those needs.”
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.
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.
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