An evolutionary leap forward in the concept, design, engineering, equipment, and control of mine ventilation systems
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Howden has secured a contract for the upgrade of an existent license of its innovative Ventsim™ CONTROL system at the Agnico Eagle Fosterville Gold Mine in Victoria, Australia.
Howden has launched the latest update to its Ventsim CONTROL software providing safer ventilation for mines.
Ventsim CONTROL Service desk. Using this powerful communication center, we will strengthen our customer's mine ventilation support.
As part of our Quick Ship Program, which allows us to better serve the North American market, we assemble our underground mine fans in Abitibi.
We will be hosting our first Ventsim™ user conference. Series of presentations, workshop, call for papers, networking, dinner, and more!
Howden has gathered a group of world leading experts in mining applications.
Covering Ventsim, Equipment and Services.
Let mining expert Mark Sanders talk you through TMVS - our one-stop-shop for all your mine ventilation needs.
Mark Sanders explains the benefits our customers get from using our intergrated mining ventilation solutions.
Design and supply of auxiliary ventilation fans for multiple underground salt and potash mines at K+S mines, producing over 12 million tonnes per annum.
Efficient engineering solves impeller failures at the Wibank coalfield.
Howden installed a 30 kg/sec 10 MW(R) hard ice plant, using plate ice makers and ammonia refrigeration screw compressor sets, at Mponeng.
With increased depth comes increased ventilation and mine cooling needs, a fact Howden knows well from its experience of working with the deepest mines in South Africa.
With new tools and technologies mining has risen to the challenge to face sustainability and one of the biggest developments has been in IIoT.
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Water is so vital to the mining industry that it cannot function without it. Now more than ever, measures need to be taken to manage this critical resource.