Kidde Introduces High Pressure System using Novec 1230 Fluid
February 3, 2015Read More >>>
Kidde Fire Systems launched its new clean agent fire suppression platform, the Kidde® Clean Agent Advanced Delivery System (ADS) using 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid. According to the release, the newest system boasts “the best coverage, highest nozzle, smallest diameter pipe and longest pipe runs.” It also offers increased agent flow rates and improved agent vaporization for better coverage, while leveraging the performance and sustainability of Novec 1230 fluid. The new system provides more flexibility for cylinder storage in, or at long distances from, the protected areas. It may also reduce costs by using smaller diameter piping and directional valves to optimize piping networks from a single bank of cylinders.
3M’s Two-Phase Immersion Cooling Gains Traction
January 27, 2015Read More >>>
3M's Two-Phase Immersion Cooling Technology using 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids gained significant traction in 2014. The technology can reduce cooling energy costs by 95 percent and increase power density per rack up to 250kW, while helping to minimize temperature fluctuations. The excitement from the data center industry, recognizing the potential of this technology, has led to new commercial installations and proof-of-concept tests using commercially available hardware as well as several strong collaboration partners that 3M will be working with moving into 2015.
Canada is the Latest to Target HFCs
January 20, 2015Read More >>>
On December 6, 2014, the Department of the Environment of Canada issued a government notice of its intent to propose regulations "to control the manufacture, import and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)," under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). According to the notice, the proposed controls prohibit and phase-out the use of certain bulk HFCs and manufactured products containing HFCs.