Total Mine Ventilation Solutions

​Ventilation expertise in the world's most demanding conditions

Howden is one of the best known and most respected companies providing ventilation solutions in mines.  No matter the type of mine (coal, mineral or base metal), Howden fans are used  to provide superior ventilation performance.

We have expertise and a proven track record of supplying axial flow fans, centrifugal surface ventilation fans, mixed flow main ventilation fans, underground booster fans, and portable mine fans for underground auxiliary ventilation.


Our Total Mine Ventilation Solution is build on a strong foundation with our VentSim DESIGN software.


VentSim CONNECT allows you to control your mine ventilation with human intervention. The simple, intuitive information and control screens allow a non-specialist to understand the prevailing condition in an area of the mine.


While the foundation of VentSim CONTROL is the software that allows conditions and demands to be mapped throughout the mine, it works in conjunction with highly advanced monitoring, feedback, control and communications tools to deliver optimum results.

VentSim CONTROL Monitoring and Control Station

By combining programming-free, ultra-reliable air flow and air quality monitoring with flexible control capabilities, the VentSim CONTROL suite of monitoring and control units offer unprecedented advantages.

The 'plug and play' design means that installation and deployment is fast and simple, while their robust, meticulously engineered construction is ready to withstand the hazards of the harsh mining environment.

Ventilation on Demand selected resources

Mine section

Case Studies

Goldcorp Éléonore gold mine

Our radically new VentSim CONTROL technologies that brought impressive cost and energy savings while also raising productivity.

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Howden Ventilation on Demand (VOD)

This study examines the results of three typical mines with VOD installed.

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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.