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Frig Air at EICMA 2019

Visit us Hall 18 Stand G84

FrigAir will attend the 2019 EICMA Exhibition in Milan, 05 - 10 November 2019.

FrigAir is an OE Manufacturer for Cars and Motorcycles Radiators for Aprilia, Fantic and BetaMotor. 

Visit us at EICMA and discover our Motorcycle Range, Hall 18 Stand G84.

EICMA, acronym of International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition is, at the world level, the most important trade fair event for the entire 2-wheel sector and represents the marketing tool of ANCMA, the Confindustria Industrial Association of which the most prestigious companies in the industry.


0211.2002 TITANX RAD. VOLVO FH 12 (OE)


Now back on stock the Volvo FH12 TitanX OE Radiator.

Our Best Seller is back in our catalogue, discover our complete line of Volvo Trucks products.



Frig Air & Sanden Compressors

Frig Air tips for the maintenance of the OE Compressors.

FrigAir and Sanden give you some suggestions for the maintenance of your compressors.

The core of the automotive A/C is the refrigerant circuit. Within this cycle, the heat from the cabin is exchanged with the ambient, transported by the refrigerant (e.g. R134a).  The components of a standard refrigerant cycle are compressor, condenser, expansion valve and evaporator. The compressor is the heart of the vehicles’ air conditioning system; it is a very delicate component, the principal source of disruption in the A/C structure.

The compressor is sucking in the refrigerant in a gas state with a low pressure. After compressing it up to a higher pressure, the hot gas is pumped into the condenser. At this stage the refrigerant exchanges the heat with the ambient and cools down nearly to ambient temperature, the pressure is still high. At the Thermostatic expansion valve the refrigerant expands, pressure and temperatures goes down. The cold refrigerant is now passing the evaporator and exchanging the heat with the hot cabin air.

The compressor is driven by a belt attached to the vehicle’s engine which is engaged by an electromagnetic clutch called the compressor clutch. The A/C compressor is activated by the electronic clutch. When the a/c is switched on a drum inside the belt pulley is magnetized attracting and locking the belt drive into place making it so that only when engaged does it add extra resistance.

In the A/C system, the performances of one component affect the performances of the rest, due to his delicate components when the A/C system fails, the first part that is suspicious is the compressor, and so it is the first part replaced. From Sanden’s experience: 30% of compressors replaced during warranty period are without any problem; more than 65% are broken due to reasons not liable to compressor; and less than 5% fail due to a compressor production defect. Wrong diagnosis and wrong repairs cause high cost to all involved parties.

The main enemies of the compressor are hits, dirtiness and bad refrigerant/oil circulation.


It is obvious that hits to the car can cause serious damages to the compressor. Hits can break the ears or the armature of the compressor and they can affect the right functioning of the pulley, causing noises and a general wrong functioning of the compressor.


The refrigerant pumped from the compressor to the condenser must be without impurities, so it’s really important to have cleaned filters to prevent a lack of performances or damages to the system. Remember to flush the system after a compressor failure, because it could be contaminated with particles that can cause severe damage to the valves and subsequently to the right functioning of the compressor.


If we have conditions under which there is not a proper circulation of oil or refrigerant, the compressor internal parts will not be refrigerated or/and lubricated, and so the internal parts will be damaged.

The typical causes for wrong circulations of oil refrigerant are:

- Wrong amounts of oil/refrigerant. It is important to adjust the oil/refrigerant amounts to the one specified by the A.C. system manufacturer. In case of too small amounts of oil/refrigerant, the internal compressor parts will not be refrigerated/lubricated, and so the compressor will fail. The most difficult situation comes when a vehicle have had a crash and we do not know the amount of oil lost. In such cases the best option is to do a flushing of the system and put the oil amount recommended by the A.C. system manufacturer.

- If any part of the system have a lock, the oil/refrigerant circulation will not be correct. Special attention must be given to the receiver drier, which has to be replaced after a compressor replacement, expansion valve proper functioning and any other filters of the system as the one of the calibrated orifice.

- In the case of a small leak, the refrigerant amount will be decreasing in a slow way. It is thought that the compressor is protected from leaks by the pressure sensor. Pressure sensor protects the compressor in the case of a quick leak (Eg.: condenser broken in a crash), but it does not protect the compressors in case of a slow leak.

Recommended procedure

An expert mechanic must checks all the symptoms before changing the compressor, so before proceed with the wrong procedures you need to make right diagnosis, to help you with this process the compressor oil aspect is an excellent tool that can tell us what is happening with the compressor without disassembling it.

Clear yellow colour is the aspect of an oil in normal conditions

Light grey colour is common in compressors that have run during a short time (very new compressors) due to the surface treatment of compressor internal parts. Later on during the A.C. running the oil turns to normal colour.

Green colour indicates the presence of additives to detect leaks. As there are many additives in the market, Sanden cannot guarantee the behavior of the compressor when additives are added to oil.

Orange colour indicates the presence of humidity. The origin is due to poor vacuum, or components contaminated by water. A proper clean of the system and replacement of the received drier is required before proceeding to charge the A.C. system with refrigerant.

Dark grey indicates the presence of very small metal particles inside the oil. The origin is due to compressor wear/seizure as consequence of wrong oil/refrigerant circulation.

Silver colour indicates the presence of medium size metal particles inside the oil. The origin is due to compressor internal damage, due to compressor defect or wrong working conditions, such as a liquid compression that creates abnormal efforts. The compressor must be replaced. A proper clean of the system and replacement of the received drier+ expansion device is needed before proceeding to charge the A.C. system with refrigerant.

There are other several problems concerning the compressor:

  • Overheating, you can see the label blistering;
  • Burned Clutch, ;
  • Short circuit/open coil;
  • Short circuit coil;
  • Condensation problems;
  • A.C. noise diagnosis is a difficult matter. The compressor (like any other machine) creates noise. Noise level inside the vehicle depends on many factors rather than compressor’s NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) level itself. A proper design of the A. C system (compressor bracket, hoses, pipes, HVAC insulation, etc.) is the key to avoid noises. In case of abnormal noise, it is important to try to identify the conditions under which noise appears, the kind of noise, and, the repeatability of the noise under such conditions (define the problem). Example of conditions: hot/cold days, at certain rpms, etc. When compressor is engaged the charge to the engine changes, so it is normal to notice a difference in the quality of the perceived noise.

Remember that the warranty on compressors will only be granted for defects caused during the manufacturing process. Furthermore, FrigAir warranties will not be awarded unless the following procedures carried out:

  1. Before installing the new compressor, the system should be flushed with approved flushing fluid.
  2. The receiver drier/accumulator must be always replaced when mounting a new compressor.
  3. The expansion valve or orifice tube must be replaced, because most of the particles or other contamination in the system just block the orifice.
  4. New compressors already come supplied with the correct amount and type of oil.
  5. Once the compressor has been fitted, a complete system check should take place to ensure that the pressures are correct, because if the compressor undergoes to incongruous pressures it will surely be damaged.

Did we check leak, clean the system, put a new receiver drier, verified replace the TXV?

(source: Sanden “Compressor failure root causes”)



Remanufactured Compressors 940

Pre-Season is here.

The Aftermarket preseason is here and we are expanding our A/C catalogue so that we will have a wider availability and we will be more efficient during the busy season.

For this reason now we can offer three lines of A/C Compressors: OE 920 - Aftermarket 930 - Remanufactured 940, we have over 1.000 references in the catalogue.

The 920 is our main line and is composeof only of OE Compressors, due to our long partnership with Sanden, we can have always a great availability.

The 930 is our line dedicated to the Aftermarket Compressors, equivalent products to the original.

The 940 is our line of OE Remanufactured Compressors, this line is new and is going to be composed of over 200 references, all the compressors are refurbished in Italy.




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Together, for more than 25 years, we control the motor vehicle temperatures.


Frig Air S.p.A. distributore Borg Warner

Oltre 50 referenze nel catalogo dedicate a camion e veicoli commerciali

Frig Air S.p.A. da quest’anno è distributore ufficiale Borg Warner. Nel nostro catalogo troverete oltre 50 referenze di Ventole di Raffreddamento Viscostatiche e Visctronic ® per camion e veicoli commerciali.

L’azienda tedesca è leader di settore, produttore anche per il primo equipaggiamento.

La nostra offerta per Truck, Bus e Macchine Agricole è sempre in crescita, scoprite il nostro Catalogo online.


Inaugurato il nuovo magazzino

Da oggi FrigAir a Ferrara può contare su oltre 10.000mq di spazio complessivo

È stato proprio un container di Techrad, la nostra azienda di Radiatori e Riscaldatori, che ha inaugurato il nuovo magazzino di FrigAir.

Adiacente alla nostra attuale collocazione ora possiamo vantare un nuovo magazzino di oltre 2000 mq, che è ancora in fase di allestimento, ma già operativo.

Questo nuovo edificio sarà dedicato esclusivamente al ricevimento della merce, per poter gestire in maniera più veloce e precisa l’arrivo dei prodotti.

Con questo nuovo magazzino e con una nuova gestione degli arrivi, vogliamo garantire ai nostri clienti il massimo dell’efficienza anche in alta stagione.

Ora, Frig Air, può fare affidamento su oltre 7.500 mq di magazzino esclusivamente per lo stoccaggio della merce, considerati gli ampliamenti di gamma che faremo nel 2018, questa nuovo magazzino ci darà la possibilità di allargare il nostro catalogo e aumentare le nostre disponibilità.

A Ferrara ora possiamo vantare uno spazio complessivo di 10.000 mq, che cercheremo di sfruttare anche con l’aiuto della tecnologia.

Grossi investimenti e cambiamenti in FrigAir, stiamo crescendo guardando al futuro senza dimenticare le nostre origini.


Online our Corporate Video

Together, for more than 25 years, we control the motor vehicle temperatures.

Watch our corporate video.

Together, for more than 25 years, we control the motor vehicle temperatures.



New TitanX Brochure

New TitanX Brochure
TitanX aftermarket products are made by the same experts the OEMs choose for their new trucks. They appreciate TitanX because we are focused, fast and fexible. 
FOCUSED on commercial vehicles – this is what we do and as a market leading OEM supplier, we pride ourselves to be good at it. Our products can be found in six of the 2010-2016 International Truck of the Year winners. 
FAST – We extend our range of radiators and charge air coolers after your demands. Right now, our aftermarket catalogue has over 300 products, and counting.
FLEXIBLE –  We engineer and manufacture our products for the European market in Sweden. Our products are engineered and manufactured in our highly automated plant in Mjällby, Blekinge, Sweden. We believe that a truck in trouble quickly deserves the best quality engine cooling. Because uptime rules.



Today debut FRIGAIR PARTS the new alternative for brakes and filters

In 25 years of activity Frig Air is become the A/C Aftermarket leader, this year we have decided to expand our range, so today debut FRIGAIR PARTS.
The new brand is composed of brakes and filters, and it is designed for the normal car maintenance, in these products you will find Frig Air experience and quality.

More than 500 codes are included in the FRIGAIR PARTS range, but more codes will coming to offer you the best choices, we are always looking for new and innovative products, that are selected with competence by our technicians.

FRIGAIR PARTS is the new alternative for brakes and filters.



€CO Radiators, in mechanical aluminum that are the right alternative for cars older than 10 years

Now are available more €CO Radiators, in mechanical aluminum that are the right alternative for cars older than 10 years.

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Frig Air visits TitanX in Sweden

TitanX is a leading OEM engine cooling manufacturer for the most important truck producer in the world

Last week Frig Air, TitanX main partner for the Aftermarket, visited, for the first time, with some customers the Swedish company in Mjallby, TitanX is a leading OEM engine cooling manufacturer for the most important truck producer in the world (Volvo, Iveco, Mercedes, Scania, etc.).

In the Mjallby plant the production process is largely automated and per year they produce 500.000 pieces, the company is divided in three sectors: high volume, medium volume and low volume, this help the enterprise to differ and to produce different products for Bus and Genset, moreover the TitanX have built some radiators for some luxury car brand.

During the tour to the test center, it was possible for our customers to visit the Wind Tunnel where the temperature swing between -20 to +50, and the wind touch 150 Km/h.

The most interesting facility of the Test Center was the vibration bench where they tested the complete cooling modules, automotive or truck, in vibration and simultaneous pressure pulsation for the evaluation of the fatigue resistance, different roads condition are possible to simulate, and the maximum vertical acceleration is +/- 12g.

TitanX creates the business unit TitanXtend, dedicated to serve the aftermarket and other segments mainly Gensets, the new unit is a specific approach to quickly bring OEM technology and quality to the aftermarket and other segment.


Techrad gets ISO/TS 16949:2009 certificate

FrigAir exclusive distributor in Europe for radiators

The Chinese company Techrad, part of the multinational Hactec group to which Frigair also belongs, has recently been confirmed the awarding of the important international ISO/TS 16949:2009 Certificate, meaning that the quality standards of this young Chinese company, established in 2006 and based in Hangzhou, are constantly acknowledged as being of a high level.

Such an acknowledgment is of utmost significance considering the important international partnerships in which Techrad is engaged, for instance that with General Motors that was started a few years ago and has required considerable investments to grant the highest possible quality.

Frigair is the sole authorized distributor in Europe for the Techrad radiators and is proud of being part of such a successful group.

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Remanufactured OE COmpressors 940


<p>Remanufactured OE COmpressors 940</p>

Now you can discover the new Remanufactured Compressors'line 940. OE Compressors Refurbished in Italy, download our catalogue in the download section.

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