At first glance, genuine and fake compressor parts can appear virtually identical. But they’re not. Key differences between the manufacturing processes and material quality of counterfeit components and those of genuine or high quality aftermarket parts can have negative effects on safety, performance, and overall operating costs.
In fact, the counterfeiting problem has become so large and entrenched that leading compressor manufacturers, like Bitzer and Danfoss, are joining forces to seize fake compressor parts, accessories, oils, and refrigerants. With the market for counterfeit products booming, it’s also important for consumers to learn how to distinguish between fake and high quality compressor components.