Vapor Compressors technology for MVR

Howden understands the unique process, aerodynamic, mechanical, and operations requirements of Mechanical Vapor Recompression (MVR) applications, which differ from most any other application for rotating machinery industry, and as such, you can rely on Howden to be your trusted adviser to help you secure the optimum MVR vapor compressor solution.

Our experience is your peace of mind

Howden's expertise, gathered over several decades of researching, designing, building, installing and supporting all types of rotating equipment for MVR applications, provides a solid platform for successful, robust long-term operation. To date, we have installed more than 2500 MVR compressors, in more than 70 countries.

Our MVR Installation experience

  • Over 2,500 installations
  • Over 45 years experience
  • Range of 5 to 6600 kW per compressor
  • Installations in over 70 countries
  • 1.3 million kW installed


Our product teams focus on design for product integrity and long operational life

Your Plant's Best Interests in Mind

Our applications engineering and sales personnel will work with your team to objectively weigh and measure the differentiated advantages of each product type and options to help you arrive at the best solution for your plant relative to technology, capital expenditure, reliability, and lifetime cost of ownership.

Fleet Solutions Leading to Lifetime Cost Savings

Howden will work with you to identify where there may be greater lifetime cost savings for standardizing equipment around your plant (new and old), which may lead to greater savings on spare parts, installation, and maintenance.

We'll Help Keep Your Plant Running

Howden offers a full spectrum of aftermarket services across the world to help keep your plant operational and productive, from spare parts and regular inspection / maintenance programs to full turnkey installation and rebuild services. With a presence in around 30 countries and the largest global aftermarket team in the fan and compressor industry, we have the depth and breadth to minimise your maintenance costs and downtime to maximise your uptime.


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Vapor Compressor Technologies and advice on which you need

We understand that not every solution is the same, we can help you get the right product for your system.


Depth of Experience across numerous industries

With over 45 years of designing, applying, and servicing fans and compressors for numerous industries and applications, Howden brings an unrivaled depth of experience and applications knowledge to any project, including a working knowledge of unique industry requirements / demands, including but not limited to MVR Evaporation or Crystallization applications such as those below:

Industries: Vapor Compressor Solutions for any MVR Evaporator or Crystallizer application for Water Recovery, Volume Reduction, Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD)

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Produced & Flowback Water (SAGD, CSS)
  • Unconventional Gas (Shale / Fracking, Coal Seam)
  • Downstream Processing
  • Cooling Tower Blowdown
  • FGD Water
  • ELG Compliance
  • Coal Gassification (IGCC)
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Chemical & Petrochemical Processing / Manufacture (Polymers, Detergents, Pigments, Specialty Chemicals)
  • Gassification Processes (GTL, GTX)
  • Mining & Ore Processing (Salts, Potash, Soda Ash, Nitrates, Sulphates, Carbonates, Kaolin, Aluminium, Lithium, Nickel Sulphates, etc.)
  • Metals Recovery and Processing (Lithium, Alumina, Nickel, Special Metals, Precious Metals)
  • Black Liquor
  • Dairy (Milk Powder, Liquid Milk Products, Whey & Whey Products, Cheese, Nutrional Formulas, Effluent)
  • Beverages (Bottled Water, Soft Drinks / Sweeteners, Energy Drinks, Juices, Coffee)
  • Sugars (Dextrose, Glucose, Fructose, Maltose, Sorbitol, Beet Sugars, Molases)
  • Alcohols & Bio Fuels (Ethanol, Methanol, Glycerol, Effluent / Stillage)
  • Brewery & Distillery (Wheat, Barley, Corn, Effluent / Stillage / Steepwater)
  • Fermentation Processes (Lysine, MSG, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid)
  • Animal & Fish Processing (Animal Byproducts, Effluent / Stickwater)
  • Vitamins, Minerals & Additives
  • Landfill Leachate / Effluent
  • Run-Off (Airports, Golf Courses)
  • Seawater Distillation / Evaporation
  • Superheated Steam Drying (SSD)
  • Energy Recovery: Steam Recompression / Regneration
  • Distillation for WFI and Drug Manufacture

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