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Honeywell's Experion PKS Increases Stability and Reliability at Czech Republic Coal Plant

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New Experion PKS Increases Stability and Reliability at Czech Republic Coal Plant

PHOENIX, March 31, 2004 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) Process Solutions has announced the successful completion of a modernization project with Sokolovská Uhelná, a coal company located in Vresová, Czech Republic. The company is now using the state-of-the-art Experion(tm) Process Knowledge System to manage its rectisol production control system. Experion has replaced the plant's pneumatic controllers, resulting in significant improvements to the stability and reliability of the coal gas purification process at the site.

"Experion makes the purification process much easier than before and will prevent production losses," said Mr. Hrbek, Main Technologist of the rectisol production control system. "Safety has also improved, which was another important goal of the project."

Sokolovská Uhelná chose Honeywell for this project based on its positive experiences with previous Honeywell projects at the plant. Since 1998, five Honeywell PlantScape® systems have been installed to control the boilers. This latest project continues the unification of process control at Vresová.

In addition to Experion, the latest project included new pressure, temperature, flow and level field instruments - many with HART communication protocol - intelligent valve positioners, two redundant controllers, three dual-screen operator stations and online connections to Honeywell's Uniformance* PHD and DocuMint systems.

"The whole process of replacing the control system went very smoothly," said Mr. Hrbek. "In the three months it took to replace the wiring system so Experion could be installed, the plant was only shut down for eight days."

Honeywell International is a $23 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; specialty chemicals; fibers; and electronic and advanced materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, 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. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com.

Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Process Solutions, access www.acs.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.

Experion(tm) is a trademark and PlantScape® is a registered trademark of Honeywell International Inc.
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