3M™ Novec™ 1230 Approved OEM

Ed Chivers
February 4, 2020

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Reacton Fire Suppression gains OEM status for 3M™ Novec™ 1230. 

Reacton Fire Suppression are pleased to offer clean agent fire suppression systems using 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid. A fluoroketone, it’s environmentally sustainable and fast-acting, reaching design concentration for total flooding applications in 10 seconds or less and extinguishing fires at the incipient stage. 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is used globally in more than 50,000 special hazard fire suppression applications ranging from data centers to military operations to archival storage facilities. It’s a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable Halon 1301 replacement and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) alternative. Not only does it have more than 99.9% lower global warming potential than any halocarbon agent accepted for use in occupied spaces, but 3M also offers its 20-year Blue Sky Warranty to help protect system owners from regulatory risk of phasedown or phaseout.

3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is waterless and discharged as a gas, making it ideal to extinguish fires in spaces where electronics or irreplaceable, mission critical assets are stored or where continuity of operations is crucial. It has the highest margin of occupant safety of any NFPA 2001 clean agent and evaporates quickly, leaving no residue. In addition, it is electrically non-conductive, designed for applications where energized circuits and electronic systems cannot be shut down during an emergency. 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is transported and stored as a liquid in non DOT-rated containers that can be shipped overnight by air. Cylinders may be placed in the protected room or remotely, giving facility owners additional options in spaces with infrastructure limitations. 3M manufactures 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid in the USA using globally sourced materials.

Clean agent protection for small, medium and large applications:

  • Anechoic chambers
  • Data centers/Server rooms
  • Laboratories
  • Marine vessels
  • Medical records storage
  • Military
  • Museums & archives
  • Oil & gas
  • Paint rooms
  • Power generation & power storage
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
Features & Benefits Bullet Points - 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid
Performance:
  • Attains design concentration in 10 seconds, suppresses fire at incipient stage
  • Stops the combustion process by absorbing heat. As part of an advanced fire suppression system, it quickly extinguishes the fire.
  • Waterless agent, instantly evaporates−minimal cleanup
  • Designed to be highly effective on Class A, B and C combustibles
  • Ships in bulk as a liquid, not under pressure, with no air freight restrictions or DOT ratings
  • Discharged as a gas
  • Shelf life of at least 30 years
  • Manufactured in the USA with globally sourced materials
  • Continuity of operation can be maintained during discharge, significantly reducing downtime costs
  • Cylinders can be placed inside or outside of protected rooms, easing space constraints
Safety:
  • Highest margin of occupant safety of any NFPA 2001 clean agent
  • No timed lockout required
  • Electrically non-conductive: suitable for use with energized circuits or electronic systems that cannot be shut down in an emergency
  • No residue after discharge
  • Non-corrosive: safe for electronics, computers and disk drives
  • Not harmful to paper documents, museum exhibits or other irreplaceable assets
Sustainability:
  • 3M Novec 1230 fluid is a fluoroketone, not a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) or hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)
  • Environmentally sustainable with <1 Global Warming Potential (GWP) and zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP)
  • HFC alternative, not subject to any regulatory phasedown
  • Halon replacement, not subject to the Halon 1301 phaseout
  • Comes with a 20-year 3M™ Blue SkySM Warranty against future regulatory restrictions
  • Approved under the U.S. EPA Sustainable New Alternatives Policy (SNAP)
  • Contributes to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification
Common Applications for Class A, B and C Special Hazards:
  • Anechoic chambers
  • Data centers/Server rooms
  • Laboratories
  • Marine vessels
  • Medical records storage
  • Military
  • Museums & archives
  • Oil & gas
  • Paint rooms
  • Power generation & power storage
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
Standards, Listings & Approvals:
  • UL Listed
  • ULC Listed
  • Recognized in NFPA 2001
  • Recognized in ISO 14520
  • FM Approved
  • USCG Approved
  • MEA Listed
  • VdS Approved
  • CNPP Approved
  • KFI Approved

Contact us to find out more about our range of 3M™ Novec™ 1230 systems.

More information can be found by visiting the 3M™ Novec™ 1230 website here.

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