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Smart Grids are modernised electricity delivery systems from point of generation to point of consumption. They rely on the use of innovative technologies to enhance the existing utility grid, improve the efficiency of the power network, make homes and businesses more energy efficient and reduce emissions. 3M’s culture of collaboration and combining different technologies and competencies has led to the development of a number of outstanding innovations to assist the creation of Smart Grids and protect the environment.

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Safe, Sustainable and Equipment Preserving Fire Fighting? - Novec 1230!

Save, sustainable and non-hazardous almost like water and equipment preserving as Halons is not possible in fire suppression technologies? Until now! Novec 1230 is a sustainable, safe and equipment preserving option. It needs less space, extinguishes fast, has the highest available safety margin and almost no influence on the environment. Novec 1230 - The perfect fire suppression solution.


Stadtwerke Düsseldorf rely on 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

Stadtwerke Düsseldorf have decided to use Novec 1230 fluid as the preferred fire extinguishing agent to protect their server rooms, data centers and switchgear stations.


A unique type of chemistry

3M scientists invented a unique type of chemistry — 3M™ Novec™ brand fluids - a curious liquid that looks like water. The fluid is for example used to protect Benjamin Franklin’s library.