Cement production

Playing a key role in the moving, mixing, heating and cooling processes.

Howden products are used throughout the cement production process. Our blowers are used to move the iron ore, calcium carbonate, silica and alumina immediately after extraction and continue to be used throughout the process and once the end product is generated and needs transported. 

Once the raw materials have been crushed into raw meal, they are transported to the kiln and Howden fans play an important role in super heating the meal into the cement clinker and then to cool the clinker.  The clinker then has gypsum added and is moved into the cement mill to be ground into the final product.

Comprehensive, Customized Services

As the ever increasing demand for cement puts pressure on plant capacity and efficiency, our extensive experience in the industry allows us to revamp and upgrade fans and blowers, and increase cement manufacturers output.

Local packaging

Howden has a network of trusted partners worldwide who design and build blowers and fans. We also work with leading global OEMs to supply them with superior products and technology.

In-House Expertise

We supply all the fans for a complete cement plant. These include the process critical fans, mainly centrifugal, for the pre-heater exhaust, kiln induced draught, raw mill exhaust, final exhaust, cooler forced draught and cement mill exhaust applications. We also supply all the other associated centrifugal and axial fans. We supply rotary positive displacement (Roots) blowers for cement conveying systems. Our experience in the cement industry goes back many years and we have supplied equipment in many parts of the world.

  • Cement mill

    Cement mill ID Fans. Clinker and gypsum that are grinded by the cement mill. The cement mill fan moves the product into the mill during grinding.

    • Variable Pitch Axial Fans
  • Clinker cooler

    Cooling fans & clinker cooler exhaust fans. The fans circulate fresh air to the clinker to cool down the material.

    • Centrifugal Fans
  • Coal mill

    Coal mill ID Fans. This is where the coal is grinded into the proper size to be fed into the burner. The fan moves the coal into the grinder.

    • Centrifugal Fans
  • Dust cleaning

    ESP or Bag House Fans. Induced draft fan to move air through bag filter for cleaning purposes.

    • Centrifugal Fans
  • Final exhaust

    Final ID Fan. Induced draft fan to move exhaust to atmosphere.

    • Centrifugal Fans
  • Preheater & Kiln

    Preheater exhaust Fans or Kiln ID Fans. Circulate the air from kiln and pre-heater to the bag house and then the final induction fan.

    • Centrifugal Fans
  • Raw mill

    Raw Mill ID Fans. Move the raw input product (clay, limestones etc) into the grinder

  • Conveying

    ​Conveying applications range from loading/unloading raw materials from ships/railcars, bagging of end product, and material process transfers.

    • Lobe Blowers
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    Parts & Service

    Lifetime Support

    Our lifelong aftercare service will supply original replacement parts, support you with maintenance and installation, and even train your own engineers in maintenance techniques. We keep detailed plant records almost indefinitely, and regularly supply spare parts for machinery over 50 years old.