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3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid
Advanced clean agent fire protection – created for life

Fire can break out anywhere, at any time.

That’s why thousands of fire protection professionals around the world like you rely on 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid to keep computer rooms, control centers, document storage vaults and other essential facilities safely up and running.

Safety Environment Performance Regulatory

The next generation of halon replacement technology

Based on a proprietary chemistry from 3M, Novec 1230 fluid addresses industry needs for clean agent fire protection that is safe and effective, while offering an environmental profile that other halocarbon agents like HFCs can’t begin to match:

  • Zero ozone depletion potential
  • 5-day atmospheric lifetime
  • Global warming potential of 1

    Because of this, Novec 1230 fluid – unlike HFCs – is not targeted for phase-down or regulatory restrictions anywhere in the world. And it is approved for use in total flooding fire suppression systems by the U.S. EPA and most major regulatory bodies around the world. All of this makes Novec 1230 fluid today’s sustainable choice for clean agent fire protection.

  • Technical Data Sheet

    3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid (PDF 510.0 kB)

    Aerospace, Aviation and Military
    Even during a fire emergency, critical electronics and communications systems must remain powered up and functional. Novec 1230 is a highly-efficient clean agent fire suppression material that offers you a non-damaging alternative to water sprinkler systems, foam and CO2. And, because of its low toxicity and wide margin of safety, Novec 1230 fluid is ideal for shipboard hazards, engine and crew bays in armored vehicles, control rooms and data processing facilities. Learn more about clean agent fire protection for aerospace, aviation and military.

    Archives and Museums
    As a clean agent fire suppression material, Novec 1230 fluid is ideal for protecting valuable and often irreplaceable items such as rare books, paper documents, archival film and video, antiques and works of art. Unlike water, foam and dry chemicals, Novec 1230 fluid evaporates cleanly, leaving no residue to clean up, and will not affect ink, paint, pencil markings, dyes or other materials. Learn more about clean agent fire protection for archives and museums

    Data Centers and Telecommunications
    Novec 1230 fluid is ideal for protecting facilities such as data processing centers, telecom switching rooms, airport control towers, clean rooms and other areas where continuity of operations is critical. This next generation clean agent is electrically non-conductive, and will not affect the operation of energized equipment, or leave a residue on sensitive electronics or mechanical devices. Learn more about clean agent fire protection for data centers and telecommunications facilities.

    Low acute toxicity, combined with high extinguishing efficiency, gives Novec 1230 fluid a significant margin of safety, even at relatively high extinguishing concentrations – making it ideal for occupied spaces aboard commercial marine, military and pleasure craft, including engine and pump rooms, paint lockers, and communication and control centers. Will not harm delicate electronics, radar, navigation and other equipment. The liquid state of Novec 1230 fluid also allows for efficient use of space, requiring about the same number of cylinders as conventional halocarbon agents and many fewer cylinders than inert gas or CO2 systems. Learn more about clean agent fire protection for marine applications

    Oil and Gas Industry
    Novec 1230 fluid is an advanced clean agent halon replacement used in a variety of offshore and land-based oil and gas operations – such as control rooms and communications centers – where maintaining continuity of operations is a vital concern. It offers a proven capability to knock down fires quickly, before they have a chance to disrupt production or spread to Class B hazards, such as gasoline, oil and oil-based paints. Learn more about clean agent fire protection for the oil and gas industry.

    Approved systems designed for use with 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid are available now from leading equipment manufacturers around the world.

    Total Flooding System Manufacturers

    Tyco Safety Products

    UTC Fire & Security

    Marine System Manufacturers

    Specialty System Manufacturers