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Air and Gas Handling Equipment for Process-Critical Power Applications

Howden manufactures fans, compressors and air preheaters (rotary regenerative heat exchangers) for the power industry.

Old Govan Road,
PA4 8XJ Aberdeenshire,
United Kingdom

Old Govan Road,
PA4 8XJ Aberdeenshire,
United Kingdom

Howden manufactures fans, compressors and air preheaters (rotary regenerative heat exchangers) for the power industry.

Air and gas handling solutions

The company focuses on environmental sustainability and energy efficiency, with custom-designed equipment used in coal, oil, gas and biomass-fired stations.

Howden’s products are used for the following applications:

  • Boiler draught duties
  • Flue-gas desulphurisation (FGD)
  • Selective catalytic reduction (SCR)
  • Combined-cycle gas turbines (CCGT)
  • Combined heat and power (CHP) applications
  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS) processes worldwide

Energy-efficient power generation solutions

As the world’s demand for electrical power increases, awareness of the environmental costs of fossil-fuel fired power generations is also growing. To use these resources responsibly, it is important to maximise the efficiency of the generating process and deal with the harmful by-products.

Howden has been investing heavily in research and development in this area and manufactures a wide range of fans, compressors and air preheaters that are custom-designed for the needs of the generating industry.

Working with the UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and the clean technology company Inventys, Howden is developing a new system of carbon capture designed for newly built stations and retrofit projects. This is expected to make a significant contribution in meeting emission reduction targets.

Air and gas handling equipment for extreme environments

Howden’s equipment is engineered to meet the highest efficiency and endurance demands.

Continuous operation and the ability to operate, with no loss of efficiency between planned outages, are fundamental demands of all generating stations.

Howden has built mutually successful partnerships with power industries worldwide, providing expertise and services they can rely on and equipment that delivers excellent performance, year after year.

Custom-built fans, compressors and air preheaters

Every Howden product comes with lifetime support, including maintenance and spares.

The majority of products are custom-built, meaning that spare parts are manufactured using the original drawing and specifications to ensure absolute compatibility.

An aftermarket service includes upgrades and enhancements designed to raise efficiency, extend working life or adapt existing equipment to new conditions.

Increasing plant life, while maximising efficiency, is an ideal way to reduce the overall lifetime costs of the generating process.

Worldwide power application support and services

Howden combines the responsiveness of a local supplier with world-leading resources, experience and expertise.

The company’s solutions can troubleshoot a problem and reduce fuel demands and overall lifetime costs.

Air preheater systems for fuel efficiency

Howden was founded more than 160 years ago and has grown into a global organisation. The company has a reputation for supplying cutting-edge products, unrivalled applications knowledge and a dedication to lifetime support.

Howden has bases in 27 countries and has been an integral part of the power generation industry for more than a century.

In the 1920s, the company worked with Frederick Ljungström to develop the rotary regenerative heat exchanger, or air preheater, a system that radically improved fuel efficiency in boilers.

Axial and Centrifugal Fans

Howden produces custom-designed centrifugal fans and fixed, adjustable pitch and variable pitch axial fans that are widely used throughout power generating plants.

Cooling Fans

Howden manufactures cooling fans for large mechanical draught cooling towers and packaged cooling systems.

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Old Govan Road




United Kingdom