Novec 1230™ is a fire suppression fluid manufactured by 3M. It is a clean agent fire suppressant that also can be referred to as the SAPPHIRE fire suppression system. Novec 1230™ was developed as a replacement for halon systems and an alternative to hydrofluorocarbons. Novec 1230™ fluid is a fluoroketone.
How Does Novec 1230™ Work?
Novec 1230™ can extinguish a fire before in even starts. This system uses fire detection to detect a fire in its incipient stage and put it out within seconds. In a Novec 1230™ system, the fluid is stored in pressurized cylinders. The fluid is released as a gas when a fire is detected. It puts out the fire through heat removal.
Why Choose Novec 1230™?
A Novec 1230™ provides many benefits to applications with sensitive equipment. Some benefits to choosing Novec 1230™ include:
- 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
- Environmentally friendly
- Does not damage sensitive equipment or valuable assets
- No clean-up required
- Minimal downtime after a fire
- Not electrically conducive
Some common applications where Novec 1230™ systems can be found include:
- Data centers
- Computer rooms
- Electrical control rooms
- Historical archives
- Art galleries
- Telecommunication faculties
Install a Clean Agent System with Davis-Ulmer
Davis-Ulmer designs and installs Novec 1230™ fire suppression systems in facilities with sensitive equipment or irreplaceable assets. In addition to Novec 1230™, we also install other clean agent fire suppression systems such as FM-200 and Inergen. Our team of engineers and designers will come up with the best fire suppression solution for your facility. We are a full-service contractor which means we can perform fire protection system design, installation, inspections, testing and 24-hour emergency service. If you are interested in learning more about Novec 1230™ system installation and design, contact us today!