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Fire Suppression for Data Center & Telecommunications

Clean agent fire protection designed to keep your computer room connected

A small fire in critical facilities such as data processing centers, telecom switching rooms, airport control towers, clean rooms, laboratories and computer-controlled manufacturing operations can result in catastrophic loss by interrupting vital operations and damaging high-value equipment.

In these situations, it's important that fires be knocked down quickly - before they have a chance to spread - and that sensitive electronics and other equipment not be damaged in the process of putting out the fire.

3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a highly-efficient clean agent alternative to HFCs, halons, water-based suppression systems, and inert gases – with properties ideally suited to fire protection for critical telecommunication and data center facilities and equipment:

  • Electrically non-conductive
  • Non-corrosive
  • Rapidly vaporizes to gas during discharge
  • Evaporates cleanly, leaving no residue
  • Does not damage electronics, electronic media and delicate mechanical devices
  • Can be safely used on energized equipment, helping to ensure continuity of operations during a fire emergency
  • Significant space and weight savings compared to inert gas and CO2

Wide margin of human safety

Another major advantage of Novec 1230 fluid is its wide margin of safety in use - providing more flexibility in fire protection system design, compared with other halon alternatives. This advanced clean agent is a highly efficient fire extinguishing material that provides the widest margin of safety relative to other chemical clean agents.

The long-term, sustainable halon alternative

The outstanding environmental properties of Novec 1230 fluid are unmatched by any other chemical clean agent:

  • Non ozone-depleting
  • Five-day atmospheric lifetime
  • Global Warming Potential of 1

Because of these properties, Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid - unlike some first-generation clean agents – is not targeted for emission reduction, phase-out or phase-down, making it your sustainable, long-term solution for protecting high-value assets.


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