Tunnel Ventilation

High performance air provision where reliability and safety matters

As a leading provider of air and gas handling equipment to critical process industries, Howden has always had a focus on high performance where reliability and safety matters.

Within the area of underground transport systems this remains a key driver as the provision of air through ventilation systems is critical to providing a safe environment for both travellers and transport workers.

Howden has developed its solution approach to all tunnelling projects from road to rail to ensure industry leading performance you can rely on. Our expertise starts at concept enabling the optimisation of system design and continues throughout the lifetime of operation using leading modelling, fan and digital technology to deliver a truly end-to-end solution.


Products and services

Ventsim™ Tunnel Design

Ventsim™ Tunnel DESIGN

A unique design tool for the development of highly efficient, responsive, and safe tunnel ventilation systems.

Tunnel Fans

Tunnel Fans

High performance fans providing reliable continuous and emergency air and smoke extraction.

Digital controls

Digital controls

Automate fan control through Ventsim to optimise operation and maximise performance levels with Uptime digital technology.

Aftermarket services

Aftermarket services

Ensure reliable long term fan operation by entrusting Howden’s expert maintenance and engineering services.

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For almost 100 years Howden has supplied fans for ventilation within tunnel projects worldwide. Our fan technology has developed along with our capability to support system design and long-term operation.

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