When you specify a fire protection system, your choices can determine whether a person, valuable asset or even an entire business survives a fire. When that system uses Novec 1230 fluid, you may confidently offer your client a solution that:
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With more than 50,000 installations in more than 90 countries, systems using Novec 1230 fluid help protect occupants, buildings, equipment and operations.
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Each specification for a fire suppression system using Novec 1230 fluid reflects the unique circumstances of the application as well as each client’s special considerations, such as sustainability, occupant safety or protecting delicate assets such as hard drives.
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Novec 1230 fluid offers unparalleled value. Whether you’re looking to:
See at a glance how it stacks up against other common fire suppression systems in terms of performance, safety, sustainability and design flexibility.
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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