3M™ Novec™ 1230 fire protection fluid is an innovative alternative to traditional fire suppression systems. It's a clean agent that was developed as a halon replacement and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) alternative. A fire feeds itself with heat, fuel, oxygen, and the chemical chain reaction between these elements. In order to stop a fire from evolving or spreading, one of these elements needs to be removed. Rather than displacing oxygen like traditional fire suppression systems, 3M Novec 1230 fluid absorbs the heat which enables it to extinguish fires before they even have a chance to spread.
When comparing the Novec 1230 gas suppression system to other fire suppressants, the benefits are striking. Perhaps one of the most notable benefits is that the Novec™ 1230 clean agent system is completely waterless and evaporates 50 times faster than water. While Novec 1230 is a liquid while in storage, it instantly becomes a gas the moment it is discharged. This gas is discharged within 10 seconds of a fire starting and the gas is electronically non-conductive. These properties make Novec 1230 capable of penetrating even the smallest cracks and crevices in record time while leaving no residue or damage.
The NFPA has labelled the Novec 1230 fire suppression system as having the highest margin of occupant safety, plus it doesn't deplete the ozone and it even has a lower climate impact than carbon dioxide. Additionally, Novec 1230's reputation and efficiency has met industry standards and approvals including being UL Listed, ULC Listed, FM Approved, and EN12094. The Novec 1230 fire suppression system is ideal for a vast array of fire hazard environments including A, B, and C hazards.
Kidde Novec 1230 is an ideal fire suppression system for hospitals, data centers, IT rooms, libraries, archive facilities, museums or anywhere else with valuable assets that are particularly sensitive to water damage. Pressurized cylinders take up minimal storage space, can safely house Novec 1230 fire suppressant liquid for up to 30 years, and can cover a 27,000 square foot space in a matter of seconds.
Novec fire suppression keeps businesses in operation - even through a fire - while also delivering unparalleled protection for human life and irreplaceable contents. Less downtime, maintaining of structural integrity, and innovative asset protection are what makes Novec 1230 stand out among the rest. Safety like this can't wait. With Novec 1230, Control Fire Systems can help your business have a safer tomorrow. Contact us today to see how we can help you protect your business's future.