Our expert in-house R&D department formed working partnerships with a wide range of external authorities, including universities and other institutions, to explore the optimum blade profiles, materials and mechanical configurations. We have state-of-the-art test facilities to investigate each permutation and evaluate each development.
The heart of our test facility is located in Hengelo, the Netherlands, where a full-scale test facility is located. Conveniently located at the High Tech Systems Park in Hengelo, the Howden Cooling Fans Competence Centre facilitates the testing and validation of all aerodynamic, mechanic, acoustic and factory repair activities. The new testing facility houses a range of assets that serve to test our latest developments in a controlled environment.
This testing facility provides a vital bridge between lab environments and real-world applications to safely test and validate our ultra-low noise axial fan technology. For example, all aerodynamic and acoustic tests are executed in a full-scale 6ft test rig, completely modeled and engineered to meet the AMCA standards. Beside this unique method, also other assessments can be executed such a full-scale mechanical and bending test. In combination with our chemical lab and our field measurements, this testing facility serves as the most valuable source for all our aerodynamic, acoustic and reliable mechanical data, in order to provide a reliable fan solution for our customers.