Novec™ 1230, manufactured by 3M, is a unique fire extinguishing agent. Among the Clean Agents, it has a the lowest atmospheric lifetime of 5 days and zero ozone depletion potential. It is stored as a liquid, which makes it easier for transport. As with other clean agents, it is an excellent choice for computer rooms, electrical control rooms, storage areas, and any high value area. Novec is calculated to discharge within 10 seconds, and is normally calculated at a 4.2% concentration. Contact an specialist for help with Novec™ 1230, including the associated detection and control equipment.
One of the best benefits of all three types of clean suppression systems is that they don’t deplete the ozone, have a short atmospheric lifetime and don’t hurt the environment in any way. FM-200 and Novec 1230 have zero ozone depletion (ODP) and are stored as liquids that vaporize upon discharge. INGERGEN elements once discharged, return to the atmosphere in their natural states.
The inert gases used in Novec 1230 liquids, all of them are safe for humans and even animals. They are safe to use where people are present, which means that this type of suppression system can be installed in both occupied and unoccupied rooms.
Quick Fire Deployment
Clean agents put off the fire within 10 seconds by cutting the oxygen supply to the fire. It will diffuse the fire quickly and also minimize the amount of soot and smoke that fills a room during a fire.
Clean and Effective
The liquids or gaseous agents used in these systems are rapidly discharged from the cylinders they are stored in. They evaporate instantly after putting off the fire, without leaving behind any residue to clean. Unlike wet chemical suppression systems, you don’t have to spend time cleaning the residue. This also minimizes the downtime to clean the residue and resume the functioning of your building.
With complete safety, no residue, and less downtime, clean agent fire suppression systems are ideal for IT and computer companies, data centers, oil and gas industry, hospitals, museums, laboratories, manufacturing plants, and other facilities involving artwork, documents, and hardware