CLEAN AGENT total flood FIRE SUPPRESSION systems using 3M™ NOVEC™ 1230 fire protection fluid
3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a sustainable HFC alternative that works quickly, cleanly and efficiently to help stop a fire before it starts.
Using water as a fire suppressant in areas where electronics operate and irreplaceable, high-value assets are stored, could be as devastating as fire itself. The NOVEC 1230 Clean Agent Systemquickly suppresses fires and protects sensitive equipment without causing harm to people or the environment. The system is especially suited to suppress fires in areas where an electrically non-conductive medium is required, where electronic systems cannot be shut down in an emergency, where cleanup of other agents poses a problem, and in normally occupied areas that demand a non-toxic agent.
Novec 1230 fire protection fluid for total flooding applications is a clear, colorless agent, has zero ozone depletion potential, an atmospheric lifetime of just five days, and a global warming potential of 1.0. The NOVEC system suppresses a fire before it can be fully engaged and once the fire is suppressed, Novec 1230 quickly evaporates without harming any valuable assets.
Safe For People
Because it is used at concentrations of only 4% to 6% by volume, well below the 10% concentration maximum for safe exposure, Novec 1230 provides the widest safety margin of any chemical clean agent available today. In accordance with NFPA 2001, Novec 1230 is safe for occupied spaces.
Safe For The Planet
An ozone depletion potential (ODP) of zero, a global warming potential (GWP) of one and a five-day atmospheric lifetime (the next closest product is 33 years) makes Novec 1230 the cleanest, most environment-friendly chemical agent in existence.
Total Area Protection
The standard fixed nozzle system is capable of automatic detection and actuation and/or remote manual activation. Detection is provided 24/7 through an AUTOPULSE Control System, with other detection options available. Each system is custom engineered to the specific application by trained ANSUL distributors.
Total flood fire suppression applications:
Data processing centers
Tape storage vaults
Occupied or unoccupied electronic areas with very sensitive or irreplaceable equipment
Telecommunications including cellular sites and switching centers
Military systems including combat vehicles and marine engine rooms
Transportation including merchant marine vessels and mass transit vehicles
Effective on Class A, B and C fires
Long-term, sustainable alternative to Halon, HFCs, and PFCs