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Novec 1230 Safety


Designed to provide a wide margin of human safety

Special hazards fire suppression applications often include the presence of people, so life safety is a critical issue when selecting a fire suppression product. 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is both low in acute toxicity and is a highly efficient fire extinguishant. The wide margin between Novec 1230 fluid's use concentration and "No Observed Adverse Effects Level" provides the widest margin of safety relative to other chemical clean agents, CO2, and inert gas mixtures.

3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid Safety Margin

Agent Novec 1230 HFC-125 HFC-227ea Inert Gas CO2
Use Concentration 4.2 - 5.9% 8.7 - 12.1% 6.25 - 8.7% 34.2 - 40.6% 30 - 75%
NOAEL1 10%2 7.5% 9% 43% < 5%
Safety Margin 69 – 138% Nil 3 – 44% 6 – 26% Lethal at design concentration
1 NOAEL for cardiac sensitization
2 NOAEL for acute toxicity, including cardiac sensitization
 

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