In August of 2018 Howden acquired Chasm Consulting and their suite of software products, including Ventsim™. After this purchase, Howden has renamed this mine ventilation design software to VentSim DESIGN. This simulation software package is designed to model and simulate ventilation, airflows, pressures, heat, gases, financials, radon, fire and many other types of ventilation data from a model for tunnels and shafts. In February 2018 we released version 5 of VentSim DESIGN with enhanced capabilities, including integration with fan selection software.
Howden incorporates many of the most celebrated names in fan innovation and engineering. As manufacturers of mining ventilation fans and ancillary equipment of every type, Howden is able to offer unbiased advice about matching fan technologies to demands and duties. Howden's range of equipment is fully comprehensive and fully customisable, backed by a full advisory, consultation and design services. Our ventilation engineers have extensive experience with ventilation equipment and able to work with you to select the most ideal piece of equipment for your mine.
In response to specific customer feedback, Howden has created new software – VentSim CONNECT. This software is an affordable solution adapted from the current VentSim DESIGN users that provides a manual control of the ventilation.