Ventilation energy savings with Howden’s Ventilation as a Service http://howdenportal.howden.local/authoring/Portal/Blog/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=5Ventilation energy savings with Howden’s Ventilation as a Service 2016-08-17T13:06:00Z<div class="ExternalClassA982B529676B402E8A2B68083555CDC5"><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-align:justify;-ms-text-justify:inter-ideograph;"><span style="line-height:115%;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri">As we all know, ventilation systems are vital to the health of miners. Not only do they provide essential fresh air to the miners but they also prevent the build-up of dangerous diesel equipment gases and matters. As well as this, they evacuate respirable dust and noxious gases. So how can we reduce costs in our ventilation systems when they are so vital to the wellbeing of the industry?</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-align:justify;-ms-text-justify:inter-ideograph;"><strong><span style="line-height:115%;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri">Wants vs. Needs</font></span></strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-align:justify;-ms-text-justify:inter-ideograph;"><span style="line-height:115%;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri">Of course, any system that is put in place needs to meet regulatory requirements and maintain safe or "zero harm" working environments. But mining companies also want better ways of utilising their shrinking pool of skilled workers. All the while, they also want a way to maximise their returns by improving efficiency. So what is the answer? </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-align:justify;-ms-text-justify:inter-ideograph;"><span style="line-height:115%;font-size:12pt;"><font face="Calibri"><font color="#000000">Our launch of the SmartEXEC™ system has enabled Howden to extend our system expertise into sophisticated ventilation control systems that will add value for you in ventilation cost savings.</font><span><font color="#000000">  </font></span><font color="#000000">We already have installed systems that have demonstrated the strength of our combined expertise in both fans and control systems- that mean bottom line savings for you.</font><span><font color="#000000">  </font></span><span><font color="#000000"> </font></span><font color="#000000">The SmartEXEC™</font></font></span><span style="line-height:115%;font-size:12pt;"><font face="Calibri"><font color="#000000"> system has been documented to save over 55% by utilizing a full control and monitoring system for both underground and main ventilation fans.</font><span><font color="#000000">  </font></span><font color="#000000">Moreover, by channeling air to functioning areas of the mine, the conditions can be created to overall increase mine productivity by supplying additional air- typically at a lower rate of power consumption.</font></font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-align:justify;-ms-text-justify:inter-ideograph;"><strong><span style="line-height:115%;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri">Getting the right control system in place</font></span></strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="line-height:115%;font-size:12pt;"><font face="Calibri"><font color="#000000">Of course, automation on its own will not meet the needs of the mining industry. Every fan is different, every mine having several nuances to consider. With safety paramount, the system you use cannot rely on automation alone. </font><font color="#000000"><span>Howden has a global footprint </span></font><font color="#000000"><span>to support any </span></font><font color="#000000"><span>installed SmartEXEC™</span></font><font color="#000000"><span> </span></font><font color="#000000"><span>system </span></font><font color="#000000"><span>worldwide</span></font><font color="#000000"><span> </span></font><font color="#000000"><span>tha</span></font><font color="#000000"><span>t enables the company to </span></font><font color="#000000"><span>partner with our</span></font><span><font color="#000000"> mining customers wherever they are located in the world.</font><font color="#000000"><span>   </span></font></span><font color="#000000"><span>Howden </span></font><font color="#000000"><span>takes this commitment seriously- we </span></font><span><font color="#000000">currently employ 6,000 people in 29 countries with fans and ventilation systems located in every mining region in the world, including, but not limited to the Americas, Europe, China, Asia, Australia, & Africa.</font><font color="#000000"><span>  </span></font></span></font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-align:justify;-ms-text-justify:inter-ideograph;"><span style="line-height:115%;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri">That's why Howden have introduced Ventilation as a Service; our experience, our expertise, our global support and our unrivalled products allow us to take ownership of your ventilation system. We will work with you to develop a solution that can save you over 50% on your energy costs.</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-align:justify;-ms-text-justify:inter-ideograph;"><span style="line-height:115%;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri">With this global team, we will review your current ventilation system, optimise it and maintain it and make sure you continue to benefit from the savings we promise, without compromising on safety.</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><span style="line-height:115%;font-family:"calibri","sans-serif";font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000"></font></span><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-align:justify;-ms-text-justify:inter-ideograph;"><span style="line-height:115%;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri">At MINExpo International 2016 we will be demonstrating our mine ventilation system and explaining how we will implement it for you, <a href="http://www.howden.com/Resources/Events/Pages/MINExpo_2016.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">why not come along and let us show you how we can optimise your ventilation system?</font></span></a></font></span><font face="Times New Roman"><font color="#000000" size="3"> </font></font></p></div>2016-08-17T13:06:00ZGP0|#6bad5001-b019-487e-9410-5a3fdadcfb86;L0|#06bad5001-b019-487e-9410-5a3fdadcfb86|Mining;GTSet|#dc038bf8-3f43-4229-a321-3cc6d7b21f0a;GPP|#65fe0a6c-da84-4662-9777-f47b3b2e9cb2;GPP|#294e4d4e-4fb2-4425-ae66-463fb1c3de8d