In a typical total flooding system, the fluid is stored as a liquid in cylinders pressurized with nitrogen. Automatic detection sensors trigger release when the fire is at the incipient stage, extinguishing it in mere seconds.
3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fluid evaporates 50 times faster than water.* In fact, you could soak a paperback book in a bath of Novec 1230 fluid and within a minute, pick it up and start reading where you left off.
Penetrates tight enclosures and obstructions, providing fast, effective extinguishment often before a fire reaches the flame stage.
Leaves no residue, and has no effect on energized electronics or mechanical components.
Systems can remain operational even during an emergency.
Because 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fluid is a waterless fire suppression solution, it leaves no residue and is electrically non-conductive. Other benefits include
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