Total Mine Ventilation Solutions (TMVS)

For more than a century, Howden has supplied ventilation systems and equipment to every major mining company globally, from frozen sites in the Arctic and the hottest nations in Africa to some of the deepest mines on the planet.

Then, Howden is one of the best-known and most respected companies providing mine ventilation systems and solutions. No matter the type of mine (coal, mineral, or base metal), Howden technology offers superior ventilation performance.

Total Mine Ventilation Solutions (TMVS) is the one-stop-shop of a fully flexible, integrated suite of expertise, products, and services that provide efficiency and safety across your mine operations.


Total Mine Ventilation Solutions

Main mine fans

Mine Fans

Our product range covers axial, centrifugal and mixed flow fans in a vast variety of configurations for both underground and surface fan applications. They provide versatility, economic advantages, low noise characteristics and outstanding aerodynamic performance.

Mine cooling

Mine Cooling Systems

With a range of temperature control options, we apply a flexible and effective approach to mine cooling to suit your specific conditions. We offer screw compressor packages for ammonia chillers, bulk air coolers with unique counter-flow design and portable, skid mounted cooling units for underground or surface use.

Mine Heating

Mine Heating Solutions

Our heaters are capable of burning everything from natural gas and propane to waste oil. premium efficiency, serviceability, and low emissions are key to the design of a mine shaft heating system. We ensure every heater is designed to operate safely and effectively in the toughest environments.

Ventsim DESIGN

Mine Design Solutions

Our Ventsim DESIGN software is the ultimate 3D mine ventilation design solution. It allows you to create a 3D model of your tunnels, shafts and raises using your existing 3D mine drawings. You can also simulate and animate air flow and fan behaviour in real time and analyse mine ventilation within a rich and dynamic visual environment. Various colours indicate over 70 different data types including air flow, velocity, pressure, temperature, contaminants and costs.


Mine Ventilation Optimisation

Ventsim CONTROL allows you to operate on a fully automated and optimised mine ventilation solution, including Ventilation-On-Demand, based on vehicle and personnel presence. The system enables the mine to better manage your ventilation for improved production, blast-clearing times, energy savings, and, most importantly, increased safety for underground workers.

Turnkey Solutions

Turnkey Solutions

The turnkey approach to Howden’s range of ACI mine air heating technology typically consists of the mine air heater, main air supply fans, main exhaust fans, E-house complete with control system, fuel storage and distribution system, on site installation, commissioning, maintenance and training.


Giving you a data driven advantage

Our Ventsim solutions gather a wealth of data from your ventilation systems and equipment. This data is critical to understanding the behaviour of the products in your process. We have developed a solution which securely manages the data and processes it using powerful analytics tools.

Product integration

Our TMVS approach can fully integrate with other products and systems already available in your mine. Any existing control panels, tracking and communication systems, fans and ancillary equipment, can be plugged to our Ventsim solutions delivering the same results in savings, operational efficiency and safety to your mine.

Installation & Commissioning

Our experienced field team installs, commissions, and services Howden’s Total Mine Ventilation Solutions (TMVS). This includes civil works, mechanical erection, field piping, electrical inter-wiring as well as mechanical, electrical, and controls integration.


Total Mine Ventilation Solutions

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TMVS Animated Video

Covering Ventsim, Equipment and Services.

A fully flexible mining suite

Let mining expert Mark Sanders talk you through TMVS - our one-stop-shop for all your mine ventilation needs.

Customer Benefits

Mark Sanders explains the benefits our customers get from using our intergrated mining ventilation solutions.

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