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3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is an advanced clean agent fire suppression material that does not damage sensitive data center electronics and allows fires to be extinguished without powering down equipment. Compared to other chemical clean agents, Novec 1230 fluid offers an outstanding environmental and safety profile. Compared to other CO2 and inert gas systems, Novec 1230 fluid requires less storage space.

Clean agent data center fire protection designed to keep your computer room connected
A small fire in data centers can result in catastrophic loss by interrupting vital operations and damaging high-value equipment.

In these situations, it's important that fires be knocked down quickly - before they have a chance to spread - and that sensitive electronics and other equipment not be damaged in the process of putting out the fire.

3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a highly-efficient clean agent alternative to HFCs, halons, water-based suppression systems, and inert gases – with properties ideally suited for data center fire suppression:

  • Electrically non-conductive
  • Non-corrosive
  • Rapidly vaporizes to gas during discharge
  • Evaporates cleaning, leaving virtually no residue
  • Does not damage electronics, electronic media and delicate mechanical devices
  • Can be safely used on energized equipment, helping to ensure continuity of operations during a fire emergency
  • Significant space and weight savings compared to inert gas and CO2

Wide margin of human safety
Another major advantage of Novec 1230 fluid is its wide margin of safety in use - providing more flexibility in fire protection system design, compared with other halon alternatives. This advanced clean agent is a highly efficient fire extinguishing material that provides one of the widest margins of safety relative to other chemical clean agents.

The long-term, sustainable halon alternative
The outstanding environmental properties of Novec 1230 fluid are unmatched by other halocarbon agents like HFCS:

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

Because of these properties, Novec 1230 fluid - unlike some first-generation clean agents - is not targeted for emission reduction, phase-out or phase-down, making it your sustainable, long-term solution for protecting high-value assets.

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