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Honeywell’s UOP Technology To Clean Offshore Natural Gas In The UK


Honeywell’s UOP was selected by BW Offshore, leading global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, to remove contaminants from natural gas aboard a new Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO) vessel off the coast of Scotland.

The vessel will include a UOP SeparexTM Membrane System to remove carbon dioxide. UOP Separex technology upgrades natural gas streams by removing carbon dioxide and water vapor –  contaminants that must be removed to meet the quality standards specified by pipeline transmission and distribution companies as well as natural gas end users. Separex membranes eliminate the need for solvents, which could spill and damage the marine ecosystem.

UOP guard bed adsorbents will also be used to remove mercury and hydrogen sulfide, which must be removed to meet export and end-user specifications and protect downstream equipment. UOP guard bed adsorbents allow trace amounts of sulfur or mercury to be removed. They provide reliable protection for downstream equipment and consistently meet pipeline gas specifications, with no moving parts and no operator intervention.

“UOP is continually innovating to create lightweight, compact, chemical-free equipment that is ideal for the complex offshore gas environment,” said Rebecca Liebert, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s UOP Gas Processing and Hydrogen business unit. “By integrating UOP Separex membrane technology and guard bed adsorbents into a single system, we are able to create a solution that improves gas processing efficiency while reducing operating costs for FPSO operators.”

For more information, read the press release.


Honeywell Propels Embraer Legacy 500 Into Service

A number of Honeywell Aerospace products contributed to the certification of Embraer’s newest midsize jet, the Legacy 500, offering a new level of comfort and reliability in business aviation.

Honeywell provides the turbofan engines, auxiliary power unit (APU), Ovation Select Cabin Management System, cabin pressure control system and air conditioning system for Embraer’s latest midsize jet. Aligned with Embraer’s vision, Honeywell’s technologies on the Legacy 500 are designed for the highest standards of customer comfort and come complete with the most advanced cabin and propulsion technologies.

The Legacy 500’s excellent cabin connectivity and in-flight entertainment help support productivity and enable passengers to control cabin temperature and televisions.

Learn more about Honeywell systems for the Legacy 500 in the press release or read more on our Follow the Aero blog.


Investor’s Business Daily Spotlights Honeywell’s Transformation Under Cote


The story of Honeywell’s transformation by Chairman and CEO Dave Cote was recently featured in Investor’s Business Daily (IBD). The article in IBD profiles Cote’s humble beginnings –  growing up in Suncook, N.H. and working for his father’s service station – to his leadership role as CEO of Honeywell, where he merged together three disparate cultures and implemented internal processes like the Honeywell Operating System (HOS) to create the $39 billion company it is today.

The article also highlights the bright future ahead for Honeywell, including more than $40 billion expected revenue in 2014 generated by its three business segments – Automation & Control Solutions, Aerospace, and Performance Materials & Technologies – and expansion in high growth regions, with 55% of revenue now coming from outside the United States.

Investor's Business Daily is designed to help ambitious individuals focus on the most relevant information and make better decisions about their businesses, careers and investments. The publication seeks to be visionary and helps readers learn how to identify successful companies before they're common knowledge.

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Honeywell To Upgrade First Ice-Class Offshore Stationary Platform On Sakhalin Shelf


Honeywell Process Solutions will upgrade process control and alarm management systems at the Molikpaq platform on the Sakhalin shelf, Russia, to improve safety, reliability and operational efficiency. The platform produces 48,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

“Offshore production is associated with a number of risks to workers, the environment and efficient processes, and demands systems that meet the highest reliability, safety and durability standards,” said Frank Whitsura, vice president, Honeywell Process Solutions. “Our solutions are designed to meet the requirements needed to operate in harsh environmental conditions and help our partners to improve their operational and cost efficiencies.”

To modernize the process control system and improve safety at the facility, Honeywell will implement the latest version of its Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) and DynAMo Alarm Suite (pictured above). By enabling unified access to process control, production management and asset management, the distributed control system will help to improve efficiency and profitability, reduce total cost of ownership while helping the facility achieve optimum production of oil.

For more information, read the press release.


Satellite-based Instrument Landing System Introduced at Sydney Airport

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The SmartPath technology (otherwise known as a Ground Based Augmentation System, GBAS), is a precision approach and landing system allowing suitably equipped aircraft to land within one meter of the runway center line in low visibility conditions.

Honeywell's SmartPath® technology has been brought into service at Sydney Airport in Australia. It is the first of its type in the southern hemisphere. 

The SmartPath technology (otherwise known as a Ground Based Augmentation System, GBAS), is a precision approach and landing system allowing suitably equipped aircraft to land within one meter of the runway center line in low visibility conditions. 

“The air travel industry in Australia has grown exponentially over the years driven by both outbound travel and local domestic demand and Sydney Airport remains the busiest in the country,” said Brian Davis, vice president, Airlines, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace. “Honeywell’s GBAS is a cost-effective and easy-to-install solution that has a number of potential benefits.” 

Read more in the official press release from Airservices Australia. 


Honeywell Declares Quarterly Dividend

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Honeywell's Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.45 per share on the company’s outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on September 10, 2014 to shareowners of record at the close of business on August 21, 2014.