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Having been active in the design and engineering of centrifugal, reciprocating and screw compressors for over a century, and introducing and developing many of the most significant advances in compressor technology over that time, Howden is uniquely qualified to provide support services to compressor users across all industrial applications and processes.

We have a global network of service centres offering fast and responsive local support for all types and makes of compressors.

Every Howden service engineer is an experience technician capable of ensuring that your compressor equipment achieves the highest levels of efficiency and reliability. Our service centres are equipped to deliver compressor diagnostics as well as servicing, and their staff are experienced in maintaining, repairing and reverse engineering screw, reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, steam turbines, pumps and auxiliary systems, irrespective of manufacturer. Our primary objective is is to get your compressor equipment back on line and keep it running at peak efficiency.

Amongst the services we provide are

  • Disassembly, inspection and overhaul
  • Installation, commissioning and start-up
  • Emergency callout
  • Replacement of worn and damaged components and parts
  • Re-blading of steam turbine rotors
  • Component repairs
  • Low and high-speed compressor balancing
  • Laser alignment


Find your nearest Howden Compressor Service Centre using our interactive map.

Whether you operate a compressor, steam turbine or gas engine, we possess the in-house expertise and experience needed to provide quality inspection, overhaul and repair solutions.

Howden is able to cater for all your compression requirements, leaving you with just a single service partner - our will show the variety of products we offer.

Our highly-trained and experienced (field) service personnel provide the following:

  • Disassembly, inspection and overhaul services
  • Installation, commissioning and start-up services
  • Emergency callout
  • Replacement of worn and damaged components and parts
  • Re-blading of steam turbine rotors
  • Component repairs
  • Low and high-speed compressor balancing
  • Laser alignment


Our qualified and experienced engineers adhere to strict procedures and guidelines, resulting in quality repairs. Their objective is to solve your problem and prevent its recurrence.


We repair the following equipment:

  • Reciprocating compressors
  • Centrifugal compressor
  • Screw compressors
  • Turbo compressors and blowers
  • Steam turbines
  • Pumps
  • Auxiliary systems


Over a century of experience
Howden combines state-of-the-art design capabilities with a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of compression processes. Our repairs always reflect the latest design updates. Moreover, all repairs can be carried out in accordance with API guidelines where required.

Comprehensive repair services:

  • Repairs further to inspection
  • Emergency repairs
  • Field and shop inspections
  • State-of-the-art repairs
  • Purpose-made repairs


Modern facilities
Our modern manufacturing facilities allow us to repair all types of compressors and rotating equipment. We also provide:

  • Certified NDO inspections
  • Eddy current inspections
  • Mechanical machining
  • Heat treatments
  • Coatings (hard and abreadable)
  • Welding
  • Grinding
  • Balancing
  • Over-speed testing of rotating parts
  • Emergency part supply



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