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3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid offers a number of unique advantages for protecting records stored on various electronic media; paper documents; archival film and video; fine arts, antiques and other valuable - and often irreplaceable — items which are vulnerable to conventional water, foam and dry chemical extinguishing agents.


3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is ideal for the protection of valuable archives and museum articles:

  • Evaporates cleanly and completely during discharge
  • Leaves no residue to clean up
  • Electrically non-conductive
  • Non-corrosive, since it has no solvency
  • Non-reactive with paper, canvas or other such materials, nor is it reactive with that which is printed, drawn, painted or written on such materials

Safety Advantages

Just as important is 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid's low toxicity and wide margin of safety. This is a particular concern in document storage areas and vaults that are normally occupied. With CO2 and many conventional halon replacements, the level of agent needed to extinguish a fire can be lethal to humans. The wide margin between Novec 1230 fluid's use concentration and "No Observed Adverse Effects Level" gives occupants more time to evacuate the area after a system discharge.

Environmental Profile

  • Non ozone-depleting
  • Five-day atmospheric lifetime
  • Global Warming Potential of 1

This environmental profile is unmatched by any other halogenated agent, and helps make 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid today's long-term solution for protecting highly valuable, often irreplaceable, assets.


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Brochures 3M Literature Number
Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid Brochure 98-0212-3705-6
Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid for Oil and Gas Applications Brochure 60-5002-0124-3
Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid for Marine Applications 98-0212-2651-3
Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid for Museums and Archives  60-5002-0389-2
Video
Novec 1230 Fluid Video  
Data Sheet
Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid Product Information Bulletin 98-0212-3709-8
Technical Briefs
Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid Storage and Handling Information 98-0212-2637-2
How 3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is Stored as a Liquid and Discharged as a Gas 98-0212-2650-5
Environmental Properties of Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid 60-5002-0067-4
Extinguishing Mechanism of Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid 60-5002-0068-2
Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid Safety Assessment - English 60-5002-0069-0
Recommendations for Demonstrations Used in the Marketing and Sales of Novec 1230 Fluid 60-5002-0070-8
What you need to know about Novec 1230 fluid and ECARO-25 60-5002-0091-4
Preserving Room Integrity During Clean Agent Discharges 60-5002-0422-1
Emissions Scenarios and Policy Considerations for HFCs in Fire Protection Using Sustainability as a Tool for Business Improvement 98-0212-3720-5
Blue SkySM Warranty
Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid Blue Sky(SM) Warranty Flyer 60-5002-0141-7
Articles and Case Studies
Enhanced Fire Protection for Marine Applications  60-5002-0386-8
 98-0212-4104-1
Novec 1230 Fluid Protects the Treasures of the World  60-5002-0393-4
3M Product to Supply Fire Prot. Sys. for Telegraph Media Group  60-5002-0387-6
Protection that Respects the Environment  60-5002-0388-4
BP Chooses Novec 1230 Fluid for Fire Protection  60-5002-0384-3
Enhanced Fire Safety for the Oil and Gas Industry  60-5002-0385-0
Flyer
3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid and LEED Credits Flyer  60-5002-0355-3