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3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

Ideal for data centres, medical facilities and more, 3M™ Novec™ 1230 can be delivered via a flood or stream system, with a low concentration needed to extinguish fires when the first flame appears. At Fireward we provide 3M™ Novec™ 1230 fire protection fluid for a variety of systems and applications.

The Fire Suppression System engineered for use with Novec™ fluid is the next generation in gaseous fire suppression technology. Designed to protect human life and high value assets from fire, it meets industry concerns for safety, performance and the environment.

How 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Works

Novec™ 1230 fluid (FK-5-1-12) is a fluorinated ketone that is stored as a liquid and discharged as a gas. It distributes uniformly throughout the hazard zone, and suppresses fire primarily by heat absorption from the flame. With a zero ozone depletion potential (ODP), a global warming potential (GWP) of just one, and an atmospheric lifetime (ALT) of only five days, Novec™ 1230 fluid offers an environmentally responsible option for fire suppression. With a low GWP, Novec™ 1230 does not fall under the European F-Gas Regulation, which imposes further control on minimising unwanted emissions and registration of use. When used in a fire event, the fluid mitigates the effect of an uncontrolled fire. At the end of the lifetime of the system, the fluid can be readily recovered and recycled.

3M™ Novec™ 1230 is a cooling gas which requires one of the smallest storage systems around and does not contribute to ozone depletion.

For more information on how you can protect your valuable assets, as well as information on 3M™ Novec™ 1230, contact us today and our professional team will be happy to discuss your requirements.

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