Cooling and Ventilation (CV) Group

The Cooling & Ventilation group (CV) is responsible for the design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the cooling systems, pumping stations, air conditioning plants and fluid distribution systems for the whole of CERN’s accelerator complex, its experimental areas and some of the special cooling systems of the LHC experiments’ sub-detectors as well as for strategic technical installations such as the Computer Centre. 

In order to fulfil its mandate, the group performs computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, along with studies on fluid dynamics, heat transfer, ventilation, smoke behaviour and the propagation of gases and radio nuclides. The results of these studies are used to optimise existing installations and design future installations. 

Group Secretariat

Louisa Catherall

Group Structure

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Group Website

CV website