Nissens introduces Thermal Expansion Valves

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Nissens Automotive has expanded its range of air conditioning parts with the introduction of thermal expansion valves (TXV). Along with the compressor, condenser, receiver-dryer and evaporator, the TXV is one of the AC system’s key components, and it is now available in the Nissens aftermarket range.

Nissens aims to be a one-stop-shop for AC system components and to strengthen its leading position as an acknowledged system specialist. In turn, AC specialists and the independent workshops installing climate system components will also become beneficiaries of the expanded Nissens AC range.

Jonas Evald Kristensen, Product Manager, Climate Comfort System at Nissens explains, “Our development approach behind the expansion valves launch was determined by two important measures. First, by the aim of offering the widest range of different components in the system, hence making it possible for distributors to benefit from an extensive replacement parts programme, available from one supplier. In addition, by maximising the vehicle parc coverage of the assorted offering, we help our customers to enhance their competitiveness, so they can provide an even more suitable and comprehensive solution to fulfil the needs of the market.”

He adds, “The second measure was aimed at installers, to ensure they undertake the correct AC service. The proper fitting procedure of other costly system components, such as the AC compressor, can now more easily be followed, as the valve replacement is one of the key steps in the process. Additionally, Nissens’ TXV is a First-Fit product and is equipped with all the necessary installation parts, so the technician does not have to spend extra time to find the O-rings or mounting bolts needed for the replacement.”

The expansion valve plays a crucial role in securing the system’s proper working parameters. The valve’s operational characteristics influence not only the system’s overall performance, but also proper operation of other important components. The refrigerant’s flow and working parameters, among others, are controlled by the valve. These have an important influence on the AC compressor workloads, that can affect its lifespan and provoke premature failures. It is therefore important that the valve operates accurately in a specific way, as determined by the particular system design. It is also recommended that the valve should always be replaced during the installation of a new compressor.

The initial release of the Nissens TXV range includes 60 plus reference numbers, covering more than 275 OE numbers and caters for the most popular car, van and truck applications. All are marked as First Fit products and are therefore delivered with all the necessary installation parts, i.e., O-rings and mounting bolts, whenever applicable.

To learn more and review all the technical aspects of the new AC component from Nissens, visit the company’s virtual showroom, which also includes a 360-degree presentation of the thermal expansion valve.