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Some of today's most arduous applications for Howden products are to be found in the iron and steel industry.

The need to move large volumes of air or gas, in many cases at high pressures and high dust burdens, places stringent demands on the mechanical design of the impeller.

In ore beneficiation processes such as sintering and pelletising, as well as in basic oxygen and direct reduction steelmaking, Howden fans are operating in high temperature and erosive environments.

For more than 50 years we have been supplying fans to the world's major contractors in Germany, Japan, the USA and the UK. Over 1100 fans have been installed in 40 countries in all corners of the globe. Of particular note is the acceptance of the company in the Chinese market where virtually every major sinter strand installed in the last 10 years uses our fans.

We provide fans for all the major ore preparation and steel making applications that include:

  • Sinter fans
  • Pelletising fans
  • BOS fans
  • Electric arc furnace fans
  • Other fans including coke oven fans and cooling fans

Our fans are highly efficient designs, so reducing power consumption in an energy intensive industry. Our extensive experience in each application enables us to provide equipment of great reliability with the consequent reduction of unplanned outages.

Our piston and screw compressors provide gases or air under pressure to steel processes.

To meet the growing need to reduce harmful emissions from Iron and Steel plants, we supply rotary gas heaters for FGD plants.

The ExVel(R) range of Howden Turbo Fans is used in MVC evaporators to concentrate waste water streams and leachates in the iron and steel industries.


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