Looking for some of the very best in fire suppression? Consider Novec 1230. Novec 1230 fluid is a waterless, non-conductive, clean agent fire suppression solution that is stored as a liquid but discharges as a gas. But with so many clean agents on the market, what makes 3M Novec 1230 fluid different, and what potential benefits does it have. As a trusted provider of Novec 1230 in OH, we would like to tell you more about it and what makes it such a great fire suppression agent.
How it Works
Novec 1230 fluid is stored as a liquid and super pressurized with nitrogen. An automatic detection system is set to trigger the release of the Novec 1230 fluid when the ignition is in its incipient stage. The gas will discharge within 6-10 seconds of the fire’s detection, going to work before the fire even gets a chance to really start.
Once discharged, Novec 1230 fluid’s chemical composition suppresses the fire by cooling effect which quickly removes the heat, enabling it to extinguish the fire within seconds.
Some benefits to choosing Novec 1230™ include:
- Environmentally friendly
- Does not damage sensitive equipment or valuable assets
- No clean-up required
- Minimal downtime after a fire
- Fast reaction time, can extinguish a fire before it even starts
- Safe to use in occupied areas
- Works on Class A, B and C fires
- And more
The fact that the composition of Novec 1230 fluid targets the heat element and not the oxygen element of a fire is just one reason why it is a safer agent in human-occupied facilities, along with the very low concentration required to extinguish a fire.
Chances are, if you are investigating clean agents, you already know the numerous benefits and differences they have from traditional fire suppression options. But just in case you are unaware, here are some more benefits of Novec 1230 fluid over other options like water:
- Safe for use with delicate electronic equipment
- Safe for delicate and sensitive materials such as paper, art, and artifacts
- Requires less space for storage
- Evaporates fifty times as fast as water
Are you interested in getting some more information about Novec 1230 for your OH business? We have been installing fire suppression systems like Novec 1230 in commercial buildings for over 70 years. Call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or you can Contact Us.