3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a clean agent fire extinguishant which was developed as a halon replacement and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) alternative. It belongs to a family of chemicals called halocarbons, a group which includes HFCs and fluoroketones. Novec 1230 fluid is a fluoroketone, while chemical clean agents like FM-200 and ECARO-25 are HFCs (HFC-227ea, HFC-125). Novec 1230 fluid has a global warming potential (GWP) of less than one while these HFCs have a GWP of more than 3000. Novec 1230 fluid has the highest margin of safety for human occupancy among clean agents, including inert gas.
Clean Agent Suppression Systems using Novec 1230 Fluid
3M Novec1230 Fire Protection Fluid
A Next Generation Halon 1301 replacement, Novec 1230 fluid is an environmentally friendly solution for waterless fire suppression.
Safe for human occupancy.
WHAT IS NOVEC 1230 FLUID?
Novec 1230 fluid is formed from the elements carbon, fluorine and oxygen [CF3CF2C(O)CF(CF3)2 dodecafluoro-2-methylpentan-3-one]. The primary extinguishing mechanism of Novec 1230 fluid is heat absorption, with a secondary chemical contribution from the thermal decomposition of Novec 1230 fluid in the flame.
Novec 1230 fluid leaves no residue and is safe for use in occupied spaces. Manufactured by 3M, it is electrically non-conductive and environmentally sustainable.