Research and Innovation are two distinct elements of the LU-VE Group philosophy. A major strength of the company is its enormous investment in research and development which has led to the creation of a notable range of innovative products. These products have become a benchmark for the major constructors of heat exchangers throughout the world.


LU-VE has the biggest Research and Development laboratories in its sector in Europe and has collaborated closely for many years with the Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan). Numerous other prestigious collaborations have taken place with the Universities of Grenoble, Padova, Chemnitz, Ulster and the Danish Institute of Technology in Århus.

The LU-VE laboratories are equipped with

The LU-VE laboratories have already been carrying out experiments for several years using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) codes for the study of thermofluid dynamic processes in heat exchangers.

The use of CFD codes applied to finned exchangers increased the understanding of the fluid dynamic phenomena and the processes of heat exchange. As a consequence, it was possible to further enhance the already high exchange performance of the various designs used, continuously renewing the air streams in contact with the special fins and increasing the turbulence caused by them.The smoother airflow obtained thanks to this study of evaporator fins produces less humidity deposition on the fins and therefore less formation of frost, reducing dehumidification. The results of the CDF analyses have consistently been confirmed in experimental tests.

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