Honeywell Earns SIL3 Certification for Safety Management Platform
PHOENIX, April 12, 2005 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced today that its newest safety management system, Safety Manager®, is the first safety instrumented system (SIS) to earn certification from TUV Rhineland for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 applications. This Honeywell system, which received this certification on March 4, 2005, is also the first certified system to be installed and in use in industrial facilities. "Not only is Safety Manager the first to be certified, it's already up and running at multiple industrial facilities protecting employees, equipment, facilities and communities," said Jerry Walker, vice president of operations for Honeywell Process Solutions. TUV Rhineland is an international service group that documents the safety and quality of products, systems and services. By meeting the high standards set forth in IEC 61508 and 61511, the safety standards applicable to the process industries, the Honeywell SIS solution is designed to enable customers to improve overall safety, reduce operating risks and lower total cost of ownership of safety instrumented systems. "In addition to developing world-class safety controller technology, Honeywell has unparalleled safety application and domain expertise," Walker said. "Honeywell has more Certified Functional Safety experts devoted to working on safety projects than any other company that offers SIS." Integrated with Honeywell's Experion(tm) Process Knowledge System (PKS), Safety Manager is based upon Honeywell's unique and field proven Quadruple Modular Redundancy (QMR) technology and is the next evolution of Honeywell's highly successful Fail Safe Controller (FSC®) safety system - a global leader in diagnostic-based safety management solutions for more than 15 years. Use of Safety Manager can increase process safety and reliability, reduce process trips and lower the cost and extent of safety incidents. It is applicable for emergency shutdown, fire and gas, burner management, machinery protection, and critical control applications. Safety Manager also offers integration with safety asset management capabilities via its award winning Asset Effectiveness applications, such as Asset Manager(tm). Honeywell also provides domain expertise through other advanced safety applications, including Safety Valve Scout and Shutdown Analyzer. "Honeywell is focused on helping our customers improve their business results without compromising the safety of their people and assets," said Walker. "To that end, we are deeply committed to providing best-in-class solutions that our customers can rely on for years down the road."Honeywell International is a $26 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty 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.honeywell.com/ps.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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