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BP Chemicals' UK Plant Implements Honeywell System for Improved Maintenance in Drive for Manufacturing Excellence

PHOENIX, November 25, 2002 — The Industry Solutions business of Honeywell [NYSE:HON] Automation and Control Solutions is helping BP Chemicals’ Hull, UK plant to improve maintenance and availability of equipment, thereby increasing productivity and profitability. A Honeywell @sset.MAX® Equipment Health Management (EHM) system was recently installed and commissioned at the plant for this purpose.

“We wanted to maintain and increase our already high level of equipment reliability in a cost-conscious environment,” said Ian Stokes from BP. “The EHM system’s ability to create and automatically access an on-line knowledge database plus Honeywell’s comprehensive asset management technologies are helping us plan our maintenance better and move further towards reliability-centered maintenance. This enhancement in our maintenance capabilities is part of BP’s Manufacturing Vision project that aims for a new level of manufacturing excellence.”

Early results show that the system is contributing to all of the project objectives, with several covert faults identified during the
implementation process being included in the next planned shutdown maintenance schedule.

The project follows a Honeywell reliability study conducted in 2000 that showed a high potential return on investment. The system is managing a total of 75 pumps, heat exchangers, fans, valves, and compressors plus more than 600 control valves and control loops. Incoming diagnostic interfaces are from Honeywell IntelliScout, Loop Scout, and Valve Scout applications and Bently Nevada systems. Outputs are automatically sent to a range of users around the plant. Outputs to BP’s Maximo Work Order management system are planned for later this year.

John Baron, Honeywell’s BP business manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said, “The project follows several BP orders for EHM capability at facilities in the U.S. The BP Hull project represents a further demonstration of BP’s confidence in Honeywell and our @sset.MAX technology.”

Specific objectives being met by the new EHM system at Hull include:
·Avoid equipment breakdowns to increase reliability and availability
·Automate the maintenance process
·Improve plant productivity
·Move towards reliability-centered maintenance
·Retain knowledge for corporate-wide use
·Integrate maintenance and process activities
·Improve shutdown planning.

The EHM system demonstrated its ability to achieve these objectives and improve the quality of the maintenance process even before the
commissioning was completed, finding previously unknown equipment faults and providing inputs for planning the next shutdown schedule. New applications being identified for the system by BP include using the system to monitor plant excursions for inspection purposes, corrosion monitor alerting, analyzer monitoring, and logging of emergency shutdown systems to negate the need for testing.

Automation and Control Solutions is a US$8 billion global leader in
providing product and service solutions to create efficient, safe, and comfortable environments, and help business and industry improve
productivity and profitability. ACS has three businesses: Industry Solutions; Service; Automation and Control Products. It offers heating, ventilation, humidification and air-conditioning equipment controls, security and fire alarm systems, home automation systems, energy-efficient lighting controls, and building management systems and services. It also provides automation systems, advanced software solutions, and value-added services used in a variety of industries. ACS is also a global supplier of sensors, switches, and control products for industrial applications.
For more information about ACS, visit www.honeywell.com/acs

Industry Solutions, a global business in the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions group, provides automation and business solutions for industrial manufacturers to improve productivity, compliance, safety, and decision-making. Through applied knowledge and innovation, Industry Solutions helps customers achieve superior business results. For more information about Industry Solutions, access http://www.acs.honeywell.com.

Honeywell is a US$24-billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; power generation systems; specialty chemicals; fibers; plastics; and electronic and advanced materials. Honeywell employs approximately 115,000 people in 95 countries and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HON, as well as on the London, Chicago and Pacific stock exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor’s
500 Index. Additional information on the company is available on the
Internet at www.honeywell.com.

This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about future business operations, financial performance and market conditions. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties inherent in business forecasts as further described in our filings under the Securities Exchange Act.

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