The search for halon 1301 replacements has been on-going for over 10 years and each alternative brings with it a unique set of properties. Gielle is certified manufacturer of fire protection systems using Novec 1230 fluid , a new development with some advantages over current technologies.
Novec 1230 fluid is known as a fluorinated ketone and is manufactured by 3M. Novec 1230 fluid has low toxicity and has a boiling point of 49 degrees C and therefore exists as a liquid at room temperature.
Like halon 1301 it is super-pressurised with nitrogen to 25 bar.
Like most other chemical agents, it rapidly extinguishes through a combination of heat absorption (its main action) and some chemical interference with the flame.