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Novec 1230 Approvals


Regulatory and Industry Approvals

When commercializing 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, inclusion of the chemistry on a region's or country's chemical registry was required. The following table lists eight of the major chemical registry approvals for Novec 1230 fluid.

Chemical Registry Approvals
Chemical: dodecafluoro-2-methylpentan-3-one CAS#:756-13-8
Country/Region Status
USA (TSCA) Listed
Canada (CDSL) Listed
EU (REACH) EC# 436-710-6
Australia (AICS) Listed
Japan (METI) METI# (2)-4024
Korea (KECI) KECI# 2002-3-2022
China (IECSC) Listed
Philippines (PICCS) Listed

Additionally, both the German Hygiene Institute and Swiss BUWAL approval have been attained. In the USA, Novec 1230 fluid has been approved by the EPA Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program for use as a halon replacement in both total flooding and streaming applications.

Industry Approvals

Fire suppression systems containing Novec 1230 fluid are commercially available globally. Major system listings and approvals, with Novec 1230 fluid as a component, are included in the following table. Component recognitions have been attained from US-based Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. and FM Global, as well as EU-based LPCB, VdS and CNPP. Also, the German Amtliche Prüfstelle has approved systems using Novec 1230 fluid. While approval from the SSL in Australia is complete, other AsiaPac approvals are in progress.

Industry Listings and Approvals
Underwriters Laboratories Inc (ULI) USA
Underwriters Laboratories CA (ULC) Canada
FM Global (FM) USA
Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) United Kingdom
Scientific Services Laboratories (SSL) Also called Certifire Pty Ltd Australia
VdS Schadenverhütung (VdS) Germany
Centre National de Prévention et de Protection (CNPP) France
Korea Fire Institute(KFI) Korea

Novec 1230 fluid is included in the 2008 edition of NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems and the 2006 edition of ISO 14520, Gaseous Media Fire Extinguishing Systems. In each standard, it is referenced by the generic ASHRAE nomenclature FK-5-1-12.

For one specific industry, commercial marine, numerous approvals for systems using 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid have been attained globally, and are listed below.

Global marine approvals for Novec 1230 fluid
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) International
Australian Maritime Safety Agency Australia
Bureau Veritas (BV) France
Canadian Coast Guard Canada
Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) Denmark
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Norway
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) Denmark
Icelandic Maritime Administration Iceland
Inland/Sea going acceptance (BZI) Belgium
Lloyd's Register of Shipping (LR) International
Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) UK
Marine Marchant Approval France
Polish Register of Shipping Poland
Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) Italy
Shipping Authority Acceptance – Inland/Sea going Holland
United States Coast Guard (USCG) USA
Marine Equipment Directive (MED) Module B EU