3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a fluoroketone with the ASHRAE designation of FK-5-1-12 and is manufactured by 3M™. Chemically, it is dodecafluoro-2-methylpentan-3-one, CF3CF2C(O)CF(CF3)2. It does not contain bromine, like Halon 1301 (CF3Br), which is the component identified as contributing to the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer. With zero ozone depletion potential (ODP), Novec™ 1230 is environmentally preferred. Novec™ 1230 also has the lowest atmospheric lifetime at 5 days and the lowest Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than 1 versus other chemical clean agent alternatives.
Novec™ 1230 is an acceptable Halon 1301 alternative. 3M™ offers a unique warranty, the 3M™ Blue Sky Warranty for 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, providing Peace-of-Mind Protection against current and future regulatory bans or restrictions.
BFPE International maintains a stock of Novec™ 1230. In the event you have a discharge, we are able to recharge your system so that you are able to resume business with minimal interruption.
Primary Advantages of Clean Agent Systems – Ability To:
Extinguish any fire – including those that are shielded or obstructed.
Fill an enclosure providing uniform distribution of the agent and suppression of the fire.
Extinguish fires early through detection and well before smoke/fire damage.
Leave no residue behind, causing no collateral damage.
It’s business as usual.
Use of Novec™ 1230 in Total Flooding
Class-A Hazards – Novec™ 1230 can be used where people are normally present or normally occupied spaces, which represent more than 90% of the applications utilizing clean agent suppression systems for fire protection.
Class-B Hazards – Novec™ 1230 can be used where people are normally present or normally occupied spaces.
Class-C (electrically energized) Hazards – Novec™ 1230 is electrically non-conductive and non-corrosive, making it ideal for protection of areas with electrical equipment.