Mine Ventilation

​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 next generation Ventilation on Demand software and control system, SmartEXECTM allows us to build total control of the fans in your mine into a comprehensive, scalable ventilation solution.

Ventilation on Demand

Automation and robotics continues to play an important role in many aspects of mining, and our technological development programme aims to deliver sound engineering improvement, performance enhancement and cost reduction.


Our ventilation control system is revolutionising the ventilation market. From a control centre above ground you can now make sure that ventilation is provided only where needed providing over 50% savings on energy costs.

Performance upgrades

Our performance upgrade teams are specialists in extending the life of your fans, and their knowledge of potential technological advances that can be applied to your equipment, we can make a significant difference without a huge CAPEX cost being involved.

SmartEXECTM Monitoring and Control Station

By combining programming-free, ultra-reliable air flow and air quality monitoring with flexible control capabilities, the SmartEXECTM 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 SmartEXECTM 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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General enquiries: 

Nick McLeanwebenquiries@howden.com+44 141 885 7500

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.