With a wide range of boiling points, low viscosity and high dielectric strength, 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are suitable for cleaning, heat transfer and other applications.
When solvents are used in industrial applications like heat transfer, lubricant and coating deposition, and precision cleaning, workers are typically exposed to solvent vapours during their shifts, which is why determining acceptable exposure limits is a critical factor in selecting process solvents. Based on extensive toxicity testing, the eight-hour worker guidelines for 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids have a wider safety margin than other solvents, such as n-propyl bromide (nPB), trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PERC), making them an excellent alternative.*
3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are
3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is safe for use in occupied spaces, which are the places you want to protect most. In fact, it provides the widest margin of safety relative to other clean agents and CO2. These features are especially important if you are looking for a safer alternative to FM-200™ or FE-25®, both HFC-based fire suppressants targeted for phasedown.
3M™ Novec™ Aerosol Cleaners offer a wide margin of safety for maintenance and repair workers in a range of industries. Their non-flammability makes them easier and safer to work with, as well as being safer to store, easier to ship and allowing more efficient processes by eliminating safety steps needed for flammable cleaners. They also contain no n-propyl bromide (nPB) or other hazardous chemicals like trichloroethylene (TCE) or methylene chloride.
Data centres are critical to every facet of our lives — from business and commerce to communications and entertainment. But large data centres consume enormous amounts of electricity, much of it for cooling. Immersion cooling using Novec electronic fluids allows for simple thermal design and has the potential to lower data centre electricity costs related to cooling by up to 97%.*
Compared with other clean agent fire suppressants, 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid addresses the global demand for a sustainable clean agent. It features a global warming potential of less than 1, is non-ozone depleting and has a short atmospheric lifetime of five days, compared with 65 years for halons.* And unlike HFCs such as FM-200®, it is not targeted by a global phasedown.*
While developing 3M™ Novec™ Insulating Gases, industry leaders and equipment manufacturers have worked with 3M to develop new SF6-free gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), gas-insulated lines (GIL) and circuit breaker technology that has similar size, performance and features compared with traditional SF6 equipment. Greenhouse gas impact reductions of up to 99.99% are attainable when 3M™ Novec™ Insulating Gases are used, as compared with SF6.*
* Data available on file.(US, English only)
3M™ Novec™ Engineering Fluid is non-flammable and low in toxicity. It also has low global warming potential (GWP) and zero ozone depletion potential (ODP).