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
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.
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)
Underwriters Laboratories CA (ULC)
FM Global (FM)
Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB)
Scientific Services Laboratories (SSL) Also called Certifire Pty Ltd
VdS Schadenverhütung (VdS)
Centre National de Prévention et de Protection (CNPP)
Korea Fire Institute(KFI)
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.