Direct Reduced Iron

​The direct reduction process drives off the oxygen in order to convert the ore, utilizing gas, coal, or oil as fuel.

Shaft furnace
Blowers are used in the process to supply combustion air into the reformers and a process gas compressors, seal gas compressor, and  a cooling gas compressor are required to help circulating the process gas in the system.

Rotary kiln furnace
In a rotary kiln furnace combustion air is supplied into the combustion chamber by a forced draught fan. The waste gases are utilized to heat a boiler, and a waste gas induced draught fan draws the hot gases through the waste gas boiler and electrostatic participator before releasing them to the atmosphere.

Comprehensive, Customized Services

Every Howden product is backed by an absolute commitment to lifetime support and service that covers all spare parts, troubleshooting, scheduled maintenance and emergency response.

Bespoke Packages

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

In-House Expertise

We have a team of fully qualified ventilation engineers in house, meaning we can offer our expertise at every step of the process from product selection to ongoing support.

  • Main air blower

    To supply combustion air into the reformers

  • Cooling gas compressor

     
     
  • Process gas compressor

     
     
  • Seal gas compressor

     
     
  • Forced draught fan

    To supply combustion air into the burning chamber of the rotary kiln process.

  • Induced draught fan

    To draw the waste gases through the waste heat boiler and electrostatic participator.

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    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.